Arbor Networks APS named best security hardware solution at 7th annual Golden Bridge Awards

Arbor Networks Inc., the security division of NETSCOUT, has earned recognition in three separate categories as part of this year’s Golden Bridge Awards. The company took home Gold for Arbor Networks Availability Protection System (APS) in the Best Security Hardware category, Bronze for Arbor Networks Security Analytics (SA) in the Network Visibility Innovations category, and another Bronze award for Innovative Company of the Year.
Networks Unlimited, South Africa’s leading value-added distributor, distributes Arbor’s award-winning security solutions in 18 African countries.
The annual Golden Bridge Awards programme encompasses the world’s best in organisational performance, innovations, products and services. It also acknowledges executives and management teams, women in business and the professions, innovations, case studies, product management, public relations and marketing campaigns, and customer satisfaction programmes from every major industry in the world. Organisations across the globe are eligible to submit nominations, including public and private, for-profit and non-profit, largest to smallest and new start-ups.
“Innovation is at the heart of who we are as a company,” says Arbor Networks President, Matthew Moynahan. “It is a credit to the engineering and product management talent we have as an organisation that Arbor itself, an advanced threat product and a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) mitigation product were all recognised by the Golden Bridge awards.”

Gold winner: Arbor Networks APS
Arbor Networks APS provides proven, on-premise DDoS protection for the world’s most critical enterprise and government networks. Enhanced by automatic security updates delivered by Arbor’s Security Engineering and Response Team (ASERT), APS defends against both known and emerging availability threats so organisations can maintain business continuity – no matter what.

Bronze winner: Arbor Networks SA
Arbor recognises that targeted attacks against today’s enterprises are rarely a singular event, but instead a long running orchestrated campaign that starts with a simple compromise and escalates into a larger incident involving unauthorised access and data theft. Arbor Networks Security Analytics swiftly mines terabytes of data from the richest source of network information – full packet captures – to identify activity that indicates the system has been compromised. Powerful visualisations display the data from multiple perspectives, enabling the analyst to quickly compare attack statistics from different time periods or geographic locations, over years or terabytes of traffic.

Bronze winner: Innovative Company of the Year
A groundbreaking research project into distributed network traffic anomalies at the University of Michigan was then funded by DARPA and later commercialised as Arbor Networks in 2000. Since that time, Arbor has never strayed from its research and innovation heritage. Whether it is Arbor’s Fingerprint Sharing Alliance (FSA), a first-of-its-kind industry initiative aimed at helping service providers share attack information automatically, or the creation of ATLAS, the world’s first globally scoped threat analysis network, or the Digital Attack Map done in partnership with Google Ideas, Arbor has always been focused on research and innovation for the sake of solving its customers most critical security challenges.

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