Arbor Networks educates on DDoS at GISEC 2014
Security vendor to focus on DDoS attacks said to be increasing rapidly in the Middle East
Security firm, Arbor Networks Inc has announced that it is using the GISEC event to educate regional enterprises on understanding and stopping DDoS and network-based advanced targeted attacks before they impact business.
According to figures from Arbor's ATLAS network, by the end of 2013, the average attack size in the region was 2.8 Gbps, higher than the global average of 2.3 Gbps.
"DDoS is a very high profile attack in that it is about denying service, or availability, of websites, applications and services. When the website is down, everyone knows it, from employees to customers to competitors. The consequences of being a victim to a DDoS can have a cascading effect, from lost revenue, to higher costs to attract and retain customers to overall brand damage.
"What companies are learning is that DDoS has become highly complex, multi-vector attacks that target not just connection bandwith with high volumes of traffic, but existing infrastructure and applications with low and slow attacks that are difficult to detect. What’s required today is multi-layered solutions of the type Arbor provides that can address all types of attacks," says Mahmoud Samy, regional director, Middle East,Russia,CIS at Arbor Networks.
Arbor will highlight its security and traffic-monitoring platform, Peakflow platform, as well as its Pravail product portfolio that has three areas of focus: external protection from DDoS attacks; internal network visibility and threat detection; and security analytics at the Gulf Information Security Expo and Conference (GISEC) 2014 at the Dubai World Trade Centre from 9-11 June.