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"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.""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.""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.""We have taken on the Arbor Cloud subscription, which is really useful because you secure yourself for anything beyond your current mitigation capacity. This is a really good feature of Arbor that is available.""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.""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.""We use it not only for DDoS detection and protection, but we also use it for traffic analysis and capacity planning as well. We've also been able to extend the use of it to other security measures within our company, the front-line defense, not only for DDoS, but for any kind of scanning malware that may be picked up. It's also used for outbound attacks, which has helped us mitigate those and lower our bandwidth costs..."

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"The most valuable features have been anything around traffic engineering: being able to determine the source or destination of a surge of traffic, whether it's DDoS-related, or a customer just happened to have a sudden uptick in traffic. Being able to tell where that's coming from or where it's going to enables us to do things based on that.""One of the valuable features is the intuitive nature of building out reports, and then triggering actions based on specific metrics from those reports. It has a really good UI and the ability to surface data through the reporting functions is pretty good. That's helped a lot in the security space.""We're pretty happy with the API functionality. It's web, and it's very simple to set up queries. It has served us well and you don't need to be an expert on the API or the product to set these things up."

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"Implementation could be better.""We need a SaaS model for the solution.""The regional support here in African could improve, such as marketing and account managers.""On the application layer, they could have a better distributed traffic flow. They could improve that a bit. For network data it is very effective, but the application layer can be improved.""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.""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.""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.""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."

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"We asked for a way, regarding the potential networks that exist, to hook Kentik up with external tools like peering DBs to correlate things together and see what we can do... This is all in the [next] beta now.""I believe they're already working on this, but I would love for them to create better integrations from network flow data to application performance — tracing — so that we could overlay that data more readily. With more companies going hybrid, flow logs and flow data, whether it be VPC or on-prem, matched with application performance and trace data, is pretty important.""They're moving more in a direction where they are saying, "Hey, here's information that you may be interested in or may a need," before the question has to explicitly be asked. Continuing to move in that direction would be a good thing."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"The price of this solution is a little high in the African market, it should be lower.""We do not use the Arbor Cloud DDoS solution because it is too costly.""You need to find a way to get a good offering from Arbor by negotiating a price. That is the challenge.""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 DDoS is quite expensive, but all these solutions are expensive because they deal with confidential information.""The solution is a bit costly if you're a small organization, but I think it's worth the price that they are charging.""The licensing of a complete Arbor solution, including fire-walling and unified site management, can get expensive.""Arbor is striking a good balance between pricing and what they deliver."

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Top Answer: 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… more »
Top Answer: The price of this solution is a little high in the African market, it should be lower.
Top Answer: 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.
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Overview

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.

Kentik's AIOps Network Traffic Intelligence platform unifies network operations, performance, security, and business intelligence. 

With a purpose-built big data engine delivered as public or private SaaS, Kentik captures a high-resolution view of actual network traffic data and enriches it with critical application and business data, so every network event or analysis can be tied to revenue & costs, customer & user experience, performance & risk.

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Pandora, Yelp, Neustar, Box, University of Washington, Zoom, Tata, and Cogent. 
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Comms Service Provider60%
Financial Services Firm15%
Computer Software Company10%
Security Firm5%
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Comms Service Provider32%
Computer Software Company26%
Financial Services Firm7%
Government4%
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Comms Service Provider43%
University14%
Computer Software Company14%
Music Company14%
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Comms Service Provider29%
Computer Software Company25%
Financial Services Firm7%
Government5%
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Small Business33%
Midsize Enterprise20%
Large Enterprise48%
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Small Business45%
Midsize Enterprise9%
Large Enterprise46%
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Small Business9%
Midsize Enterprise18%
Large Enterprise73%
Find out what your peers are saying about Arbor DDoS vs. Kentik and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
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Arbor DDoS is ranked 1st in Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) Protection with 12 reviews while Kentik is ranked 6th in Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) Protection with 3 reviews. Arbor DDoS is rated 8.8, while Kentik is rated 9.0. 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 Kentik writes "Drill-down functionality and easy-to-use interface help us to quickly get all the data we need". Arbor DDoS is most compared with Radware DefensePro, Cloudflare, Palo Alto Networks WildFire, Corero and Azure DDoS Protection, whereas Kentik is most compared with ThousandEyes, SolarWinds NPM, Zabbix, Cisco Stealthwatch and SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer. See our Arbor DDoS vs. Kentik report.

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