Network security and management solutions provider, Arbor Networks, has furthered its existing relationship with networking company, Cisco Systems, by entering a new original equipment manufacturer (OEM) partnership.
As part of the agreement, Cisco has licensed the Peakflow SP Threat Management System (TMS) from Arbor to provide distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) mitigation capabilities on the Cisco CRS router.
The Peakflow platform combines network-wide anomaly detection and traffic engineering with carrier-class threat mitigation. According to Arbor, this automatically detects and “surgically removes” attack traffic while maintaining other traffic.
According to Arbor, by embedding its DDoS technology within the CRS router, service providers “are able to stop DDoS attacks at the backbone or peering/transit edge of the network, eliminating the need to reroute attack traffic to dedicated scrubbing centres.”
This aims to protect core bandwidth and infrastructure while simplifying logistics and operational expenses.
“More than 12 years ago, Cisco was an original investor in Arbor,” Arbor president, Colin Doherty, said. “Cisco NetFlow has always been a key data source for Arbor solutions. Cisco Clean Pipes 2.0 is another example of the close relationship that leverages each company’s technology to bring about a better combined solution for DDoS protection.”
“Today’s announcement represents the next phase of our relationship and our joint commitment to deliver best-in-class DDoS protection.”