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Arbor Networks Announces ATLAS Initiative.

World's First Global Threat Analysis Network Delivers Security Intelligence to Subscribing Service Provider and Enterprise Customers

ATLAS Public Portal Goes Live

SAN FRANCISCO -- Arbor Networks, a leading provider of core-to-core network security and operational performance for global business networks, today announced its Active Threat Level Analysis System (ATLAS) Initiative, a multi-stage project to develop the world's first globally scoped threat analysis network with the help of the service provider community. Arbor will leverage the ATLAS Initiative to introduce a series of products and services, the first of which is a public portal delivering high-level global intelligence, available today. The ATLAS public portal includes a global threat map, information on top threat sources, a Threat Index covering the state of malicious activity, and a Vulnerability Risk Index detailing global vulnerability exploitation, as well as daily summaries of security events and attacks. It is located at

The ATLAS Initiative utilizes a globally distributed darknet sensor network to deliver intelligence on host/port scanning activity, zero-day exploits and worm propagation, security events and vulnerability disclosures, and dynamic botnet and phishing infrastructures. Over the next 18 months, additional products and services will be made available based on this initiative.

Arbor is continuing to work with its service provider customers, today representing more than 70% of global providers, to expand the ATLAS Initiative. The company welcomes the participation of service providers and asks those interested to visit the FAQ page at for further information.

"No other security company has the service provider relationships that Arbor Networks has. With the ATLAS Initiative, we are leveraging those relationships to deliver to our customers an entirely new level of threat analysis," said Jack Boyle, Arbor Networks' chief executive officer. "The information gathered via ATLAS is global in nature, yet specific to individual businesses, industries and geographies. It will deliver real value to the network and security professionals within our service provider and enterprise customers."

Next steps for the ATLAS Initiative include the availability of a subscription service that contextualizes the intelligence based on physical (global, regional, country or city) and entity (service provider, ASN, organization, industry vertical, IP) perspectives. Additionally, Arbor's Security Engineering & Response Team (ASERT) will overlay context to the content, transforming ATLAS-gathered data into actionable business intelligence for service providers and enterprises.

"Delivering an excellent customer experience to our big business and public sector customers is our number one priority bar none," said Graham Smith, security expert at Cable & Wireless. "The ATLAS Initiative is a world first - but more importantly, it gives us the most comprehensive threat intelligence on the market today and provides a nice cherry on top of our managed security services offering."

"Tools that provide cross-carrier, cross-enterprise security analysis, integration and dissemination can drastically reduce the Internet's time window of vulnerability," said Dan O'Connell, research director with Gartner Dataquest Research. "Carriers and vendors alike derive significant security benefits from tools with a global footprint and highly distributed listening points."

For service providers, an ATLAS subscription delivers a robust managed security intelligence infrastructure, upon which they can deliver revenue-generating managed security services. Subscribing enterprises can ease the burden and stress on already stretched security and networking resources by eliminating manual collection and analysis of specific threats in favor of automated, customer-specific information generated by ATLAS.

Subscribers will also receive application programming interfaces (APIs) that will allow them to easily customize and incorporate ATLAS intelligence into their own web-based security portals.

The third phase of the ATLAS Initiative will be to incorporate ATLAS intelligence into Arbor's industry-leading Peakflow SP and Peakflow X network visibility and anomaly detection products. This additional information will enhance network security engineers' and operators' ability to better understand the scope of internal threats to a specific network in the context of other networks and the Internet as a whole.

About Arbor Networks

Arbor Networks delivers core-to-core network security and operational performance for global business networks. Arbor's Network Behavioral Analysis (NBA) solutions are based on the Arbor Peakflow platform, providing real-time views of network activity which enable organizations to instantly protect against worms, DDoS attacks, insider misuse, and traffic and routing instability, as well as to segment and harden networks from future threats. Today, Arbor Networks' customer base is comprised of a broad range of service provider and enterprise customers within a variety of industries spanning the globe, demonstrating the depth and breadth of the company's security expertise. All rely on the Arbor Peakflow platform to prevent costly downtime, enable network cleanup, and increase customer trust.

To learn more about Arbor Networks, please visit: To learn more about the Arbor Security Engineering & Response Team (ASERT) - the company's security research arm - please visit the ASERT blog:

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