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Arbor Reveals Success Of ATLAS On Its Eighth Birthday

Arbor Networks has announced an update on the success of its ATLAS threat monitoring infrastructure, which is celebrating its eighth birthday this month.

Created in February 2007, ATLAS began with just 30 internet service providers sharing their data. Now, the company has revealed, there are 330 participating network operators around the world who report data on around 120 terabytes per second of global Internet traffic. This collated data in turn provides extremely valuable insights into the threat landscape, thereby enabling Arbor to better tackle the cyber security challenges that organisations are facing.

Arbor, a leading provider of distributed denial of service (DDoS) and advanced threat protection solutions for enterprise and service provider networks, states that ATLAS offers its customers considerable competitive advantage, as it allows them to compare and contrast what they are seeing on their own network with a macro view of global internet traffic and threats.

ATLAS utilises anonymous data that organisations have agreed to share. It also uses data from Arbor dark address space monitoring probes, BGP routing information from multiple operators and data from ASERT research programmes, as well as third-party data feeds.

Darren Anstee, director of solutions architects for Arbor Networks, highlighted the benefits the threat monitoring system provides. He said: “ATLAS gives our customers the ability to see how the DDoS threat is evolving not just in their own market, but more broadly around their region and the world, allowing them to better understand the threats and thus ensure the protection of their services and customers.”

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