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Web and Cloud Hosting Provider DreamHost Selects Arbor Networks’ Peakflow(R) SP Platform for Infrastructure Visibility and Security

Web and Cloud Hosting Provider DreamHost Selects Arbor Networks’ Peakflow(R) SP Platform for Infrastructure Visibility and Security

World’s Most Deployed Solution for DDoS Attack Mitigation

CHELMSFORD, MA–(Marketwire – Oct 23, 2012) – Arbor Networks, Inc., a leading provider of network security and management solutions for enterprise and service provider networks, today announced that DreamHost, a global web and cloud hosting company, has selected Arbor’s Peakflow SP platform, the industry’s leading network-wide infrastructure security and traffic-monitoring platform.

World Leader in DDoS Mitigation

Arbor Networks’ 450 customers include the vast majority of the world’s service providers and many of the largest enterprise networks in use today. According to a recent report from Infonetics Research titled, DDoS Prevention Appliance Market Outlook, Arbor Networks was cited as top supplier of DDoS prevention solutions overall as well as in the Carrier, Enterprise, Government and Mobile market segments.

Headquartered in Los Angeles, CA, DreamHost is a leading global web hosting and cloud services provider with over 330,000 customers and 1.2 million websites, blogs and applications hosted. The company offers a wide spectrum of web hosting and cloud solutions including traditional Shared Hosting, Virtual Private Servers (VPS), Dedicated Server Hosting, Domain Name Registration, Cloud Storage and Cloud Computing services.

“At DreamHost we’re obsessively focused on providing authentic and personal customer experiences combined with the absolute best value web and cloud hosting services in the industry. For us, that all begins with high service availability. Our commitment to our entrepreneurs and developer customers requires us to work with infrastructure and solution providers who offer world-class technology that enables us to deliver on our promises. There’s no question that Arbor Networks is the best company in the world to work with when it comes to DDoS mitigation and protecting our infrastructure from availability threats,” said DreamHost Chief Executive Officer Simon Anderson.

Anderson’s sentiments were echoed by DreamHost’s Senior Network Engineer, Kenneth McRae. “Peakflow works, period. What I like most about the solution is it does not require a lot of tuning to get it up and operational. DDoS is now automatically handled, as opposed to ‘Ken-matically’ handled at 3:00am or some other ungodly hour. Arbor’s Jim Meehan provides excellent ongoing support as needed and often checks in to see how things are going. Now you cannot beat that!”

“Hosting providers often have a higher risk of DDoS attacks than other online businesses because they aggregate the risk of all their customers,” said Arbor Networks President Colin Doherty. “Planning and mitigation strategies are essential because the impact of an availability attack is directly related to preparedness, the time it takes to identify and mitigate it. Unprepared organizations will see extended downtime and all the associated costs, from lost revenue to broken SLAs to brand damage. DreamHost has gone the other direction, taking an aggressive and proactive approach. They understand the threat DDoS represents to their business and we are very pleased that they have chosen to work with Arbor Networks.”

Integrated DDoS Detection & Mitigation

DreamHost’s deployment of the Peakflow SP platform helps ensure that DDoS attacks are identified and mitigated before they get to customer premises. DreamHost is using Arbor’s Peakflow SP platform to monitor customer access points at the edge of their infrastructure, in addition to constantly monitoring the entire Internet, looking for attacks that could disrupt or impact the availability of customer services. When Peakflow SP identifies an attack, customer traffic is diverted to the Arbor Threat Management System, where it is scrubbed and attack traffic surgically removed, while legitimate business traffic is passed through to the customer. Arbor is delivering an integrated solution that identifies and surgically removes network and application-layer attacks without interrupting the flow of legitimate traffic. This means that customer-facing services remain available while DreamHost actively mitigates attacks.

Botnet protection via the ATLAS® Intelligence Feed

An important feature within the Peakflow platform is the ATLAS Intelligence Feed (AIF) which delivers deep DDoS signatures in real-time to keep networks protected against hundreds of botnet-fueled DDoS attack toolsets and their variants. This unique feed includes geo-location data and automates the identification of attacks against infrastructure and services from known botnets while ensuring that updates for new threats are automatically delivered without software upgrades. The ATLAS Intelligence Feed enables DreamHost to directly benefit from the depth and breadth of Arbor’s research team.

The Arbor Security Engineering & Response Team (ASERT) is a recognized industry expert when it comes to Internet threat analysis. ASERT’s primary focus is on botnets, which account for a majority of the DDoS attacks on the Internet today. ASERT has unique visibility into DDoS botnets because of its ATLAS infrastructure, which combines a darknet sensor network with traffic data from more than 100 service provider customers around the world. This enormous dataset enables ASERT to develop a unique, globally-scoped view of malicious traffic traversing backbone networks that form the Internet’s core. This insight is critical, as botnets are constantly changing and updating to thwart detection.

For more information on Arbor Networks® DDoS Detection & Mitigation Solutions, please go to:

About DreamHost

DreamHost is a leading web and cloud hosting company with over 330,000 customers and 1.2 million websites, blogs, and apps hosted worldwide. The company offers a wide spectrum of web and cloud hosting solutions including Shared Hosting, Virtual Private Servers (VPS), Dedicated Server Hosting, Domain Name Registration, the cloud storage service, DreamObjects, and the cloud computing service, DreamCompute. Please visit for more information.

About Arbor Networks

Arbor Networks, Inc. is a leading provider of network security and management solutions enterprise and service provider networks, including the vast majority of the world’s Internet service providers and many of the largest enterprise networks in use today. Arbor’s proven network security and management solutions help grow and protect customer networks, businesses and brands. Through its unparalleled, privileged relationships with worldwide service providers and global network operators, Arbor provides unequalled insight into and perspective on Internet security and traffic trends via the ATLAS® Active Threat Level Analysis System. Representing a unique collaborative effort with 230+ network operators across the globe, ATLAS enables the sharing of real-time security, traffic and routing information that informs numerous business decisions.

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