We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"There were huge attacks in October, around 62 attacks at 30 gigabits per second, at one of our banks. We used Arbor DDoS to mitigate these attacks, and it performed great."
"The auto-mitigation, that signaling feature, where it automatically raises an alarm that a line is under attack, is important. The upstream service provider will then do something to reduce the load on our internet lines. The fact that it's automated means I don't have to sit and always be looking at threats coming through. It does it almost automatically, without any intervention by me."
"Using standard BGP, NetFlow and SNMP ensure wide compatibility. There are also peering traffic reports that can help identify upstream peering opportunities. The ATLAS aggregation service allows us to contribute to the global DDoS data and benefit from overall trends."
"The artificial intelligence feature is most appreciated. This solution can lower the throughput and clear the traffic, which is something really important for us. It also provides good protection. It is user-friendly, and its integration has also been really fast. We have many critical applications, and it was easy to integrate Arbor DDoS with our website, mobile application, and web banking."
"It is fully mitigating the attacks. We've dealt with other ones where we didn't necessarily see that. The detection is very good. It's also very simple to use. Arbor is a single pane of glass, whereas with other solutions you might have a detection pane of glass and then have to go to a separate interface to deal with the mitigation. That single pane of glass makes it much simpler."
"The stability is okay and we have not encountered problems with the solution."
"Arbor DDoS is easy to use, provides effective blocking of DDoS attacks, and can be used for DNS, web, and main servers. Additionally, this solution is far easier to operate than others solutions, such as Fortinet DDoS."
"The most valuable features include the traffic categorization and control of the traffic. The filtering of the traffic is very precise. When you want to stop some traffic, you precisely stop that traffic."
"The DDoS protection is the most valuable aspect of the solution."
"The most valuable feature is the web application firewall."
"There are key things that are used for our enterprise customers, such as Lambda and DNS."
"New and innovative way to protect the client's data."
"It's very user-friendly."
"From what I've seen so far, there are no negatives to report as of yet"
"The solution is very good at mitigating threats."
"It is easier to configure and develop documentation to see how we have configured firewalls."
"They should improve the reporting section and make it a little bit more detailed. I would like to have much better and more detailed reports."
"I would also like more visibility into their bad actor feeds, their fingerprint feeds. We try to be good stewards of the internet, so if there are attacks, or bad actors within our networks, if there were an easier way for us to find them, we could stop them from doing their malicious activity, and at the same time save money."
"There is always room for improvement for any product or service. If we can bring in more agility when deploying services, that is definitely a scope which we can work towards. Nowadays, everything is being offered as a service model. It is not that we have to deploy the physical hardware, many things move up to the cloud, or even can be delivered in the VNS form in the customer's environment as well. So, in that space, if we can add more features to make it more seamless for customers to use and make it available through some marketplace, not only at the hyperscalers, but also for any on-prem deployment, that definitely would be a big plus."
"When it comes to some false positives, we need to tweak the system from time to time. There is room for improvement when it comes to the actual mitigation because of some false positives."
"The regional support here in African could improve, such as marketing and account managers."
"We need a SaaS model for the solution."
"The upgrade process is mildly complex requiring treatment of the custom embedded OS separately from the application. The correlation of the underling OS to the application version can be easily missed."
"Implementation could be better."
"Although I think it's quite good, it doesn't provide me with all the features I would expect to have if I were using Imperva."
"It should have easier documentation for the configuration. It's very technical and people who aren't technical should also be able to do the configuration."
"Technical support is lacking."
"The solution could work at being less expensive. It costs a lot to use it."
"Latencies are always a problem."
"There should be a specific price list for enterprise-level customers."
"The solution could use more analytics on the backend to give us more insights into everything. More reports would be helpful."
"There are some issues with the CDN services."
"The licensing of a complete Arbor solution, including fire-walling and unified site management, can get expensive."
"The price of this solution is a little high in the African market, it should be lower."
"You need to find a way to get a good offering from Arbor by negotiating a price. That is the challenge."
"We do not use the Arbor Cloud DDoS solution because it is too costly."
"Arbor DDoS is quite expensive, but all these solutions are expensive because they deal with confidential information."
"There is room for improvement with the pricing. It is an expensive solution. The issue with the pricing is more the way it is built. Right now we're paying per router, and there's a limitation there. I would like to see bundle-pricing where there is an overall solution cost."
"Arbor is striking a good balance between pricing and what they deliver."
"The solution is a bit costly if you're a small organization, but I think it's worth the price that they are charging."
"We don't have any issues with the price."
"The cost primarily depends on the size of the organization."
"The price is reasonable."
Arbor Networks, the security division of NETSCOUT, is driven to protect the infrastructure and ecosystem of the internet. It is the principle upon which we were founded in 2000; and remains the common thread that runs through all that we do today. Arbor’s approach is rooted in the study of network traffic. Arbor’s suite of visibility, DDoS protection and advanced threat solutions provide customers with a micro view of their network enhanced by a macro view of global internet traffic and emerging threats through our ATLAS infrastructure. Sourced from more than 300 service provider customers, ATLAS delivers intelligence based on insight into approximately 1/3 of global internet traffic. Supported by Arbor’s Security Engineering & Response Team (ASERT), smart workflows and rich user context, Arbor’s network insights help customers see, understand and solve the most complex and consequential security challenges facing their organizations.
Cloudflare is the leading performance and security company helping to build a better Internet. Today the company runs one of the world’s largest networks that powers more than 9 million Internet applications. More than 10 trillion Internet requests flow through Cloudflare’s network each month, accounting for nearly 10% of all Internet requests globally.
Cloudflare protects and accelerates any Internet application online without adding hardware, installing software, or changing a line of code. Internet properties powered by Cloudflare have all web traffic routed through its intelligent global network, which gets smarter with each new site added. As a result, they see significant improvement in performance and a decrease in spam and other attacks.
Arbor DDoS is ranked 1st in Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) Protection with 12 reviews while Cloudflare is ranked 2nd in Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) Protection with 8 reviews. Arbor DDoS is rated 8.8, while Cloudflare is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Arbor DDoS writes "With automatic flow specs we're able to drop that traffic before it even enters into our network". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Cloudflare writes "Robust, secure and innovative; technical support needs to be improved". Arbor DDoS is most compared with Radware DefensePro, Palo Alto Networks WildFire, Corero, Imperva Incapsula and A10 Thunder TPS, whereas Cloudflare is most compared with Imperva Incapsula, Microsoft Azure Application Gateway, Azure Front Door, Palo Alto Networks WildFire and F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM). See our Arbor DDoS vs. Cloudflare report.
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