Arbor Networks is nominated for two awards the V3 Technology Awards, the Best Enterprise Security Product and Best Business Security Provider, and will no doubt be hoping to nab both after a positive past 12 months.
Ahead of the event we chatted with the company to hear about its busy year and what it has in store for the next 12 months, as well as how it is working to meet its customer needs in one of the most demanding areas in the technology market.
V3: How does it feel to be nominated at the V3 Technology Awards?
Arbor: Arbor Networks is thrilled to be nominated at the V3 awards because of the quality of the editorial team, knowledge of their readership and the number of quality vendors that are part of the competition.
What have been some of the biggest highlights of Arbor's year?
Arbor has had a tremendous growth year because more businesses are taking steps to protect themselves from distributed denial of service attacks. Arbor’s solutions are proven globally, on the largest networks there are.
This year, we’ve seen DDoS attacks go from a technology issue to front page news. As consumers, we have high expectation of availability for our social communities, favourite apps and websites. Any disruption in availability or degradation in performance is cause for great discomfort to the business.
What are some of the big challenges facing your customers that you are focusing on?
The Internet of Things (IoT) presents tremendous security challenges to customers. Their numbers are growing tremendously and they are inherently insecure.
We’ve seen them used to launch very large, high profile DDoS attacks this year. Arbor has great insight into these IoT botnets, and has helped customers around the world mitigate IoT DDoS attacks.
What are some of the main areas of focus you expect to see in 2017?
IoT will continue to be an issue for security teams, as will DDoS attacks in general. We’re always focused on DDoS education. While the largest attacks garner the majority of headlines, there are far more stealthy, targeted attacks that are impacting business availability.
Application layer attacks will continue to be a problem. This is why a hybrid, multi-layer defense is considered best practice, it protects against the very large attacks in the cloud and the stealthy attacks on premise.
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