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Arbor Networks Secures Rostelecom's Web Properties During 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics

March 14, 2014


Arbor Networks provided 7x24 enhanced event-based technical and threat mitigation support to secure the Web properties of Rostelecom (News - Alert), Russia’s largest service provider, during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. Arbor is a provider of DDoS and advanced threat protection solutions for enterprise and service provider networks.

Matthew Moynahan, president of Arbor Networks (News - Alert), said, “This is the third Olympic Games that Arbor has played a role in ensuring the availability of its Web properties. This was a significant undertaking that went extremely well because of our excellent working relationship with Rostelecom and their teams. This was a true team effort on both sides, and great validation of the importance of having multi-layered DDoS protection.”

Rostelecom was able to implement DDoS defense in a single integrated solution that secured all Web assets from the data center to the cloud. Arbor’s products and services helped mitigate DDoS attacks, including volumetric, application-layer, state-exhaustion like those targeting firewall and IPS, blended and multi-vector attacks.

To keep any form of threat at bay, Arbor’s security engineering and response team (ASERT) was proactively monitoring botnets and malware families via ATLAS. As a globally scoped threat intelligence service, ATLAS gives Arbor security researchers insights into 80TB/sec of global Internet traffic.

This way Arbor can identify threats and take proactive action in case of any impact which will affect customer networks. Also Arbor’s technical assistance center (ATAC) and Arbor Cloud security operations center delivered optimum remote threat and technical support.

“There was a huge amount of work done by Arbor consulting engineers and developers during preparation phase of the Event, and as a result we were able to implement new features to mitigate advanced DDoS attacks and to increase our mitigation capacity twice,” said Muslim Medzhlumov Rostelecom’s head of network security.

Arbor introduced its ‘Peakflow Mobile Network Analysis’ solution, recently. The solution is designed for mobile network operators (MNOs) challenged with managing the steady rise in mobile data traffic and evolving threats. About 60 per cent of mobile operators have experienced a network outage or service degradation lasting at least an hour due to malicious attacks, according to Heavy Reading’s 2013 mobile network security survey.

Edited by Cassandra Tucker