Arbor named as clear DDoS leader in Quadrant Knowledge report

Arbor named as clear DDoS leader in Quadrant Knowledge report

Bryan Hamman, territory manager for sub-Saharan Africa at Arbor Networks.

Arbor Networks’ clear leadership position in Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) mitigation is once again confirmed – being named by Quadrant Knowledge Solutions as the 2017 Market and Technology Leader in the Global DDoS Mitigation Market.

Quadrant Knowledge, the global Market Research and Consulting Firm, placed clear daylight between Arbor and the rest of the pack, citing Arbor’s sophisticated mix of DDoS offerings that suit any size and type of business.

Bryan Hamman, territory manager for sub-Saharan Africa at Arbor Networks, says the endorsement comes at an important time for the cyber-defence industry in Africa.

“For telcos, ISPs, hosting partners and many other types of business across Africa, we’re seeing an escalating threat landscape, with a greater number of destructive attacks being reported every month,” he notes.

Fin24 recently revealed that the most common cyber-attack on telcos across the continent are DDoS attacks – with Gilat Satcom, reporting that “ISPs, cellular companies, banks and IT companies in Africa are all under near-constant attack”.

Hamman adds that this points to an increasing trend: that attackers are shifting their focus away from mature economies, towards emerging economies where organisations may not have specialised prevention in place.

String of awards

Quadrant explains that its analysis was conducted in terms of both business performance and technology excellence.

In its findings, it notes that “Arbor Networks is recognised as the market and technology leader in the global DDoS mitigation market driven by its sophistication of technology platform, scalability, competitive strategy, industry impact, and high customer impact.”

The Quadrant acclaim follows a litany of recent global awards, from the likes of Security Product Guide’s Global Excellence Awards, the Info Security Products Guide’s Awards, and Network Products Guide’s Annual IT World Awards.

“It’s wonderful to be recognised for all the effort that’s gone into producing the most multi-layered and impenetrable DDoS solutions, as well as our unrivalled threat intelligence capabilities.

“With these kinds of industry accolades, we’re able to maintain our strong momentum, and continue entrenching Arbor as the one and only player in professional DDoS defence,” comments Hamman.

And as organisations across Africa come under increased threat, he adds that Arbor’s intelligence capabilities will continue to be localised, and the solution sets will be customised to suit local firms’ requirements.

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