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[January 28, 2013]

Arbor Networks to Present "Lessons Learned From the 'Triple Crown' Bank DDoS Attacks" During BankInfoSecurity Webinar

(Marketwire Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) BURLINGTON, MA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/28/13 -- Arbor Networks Inc., a leading provider of network security and management solutions for enterprise and service provider networks, will be presenting a webinar with BankInfoSecurity on "Lessons Learned from the 'Triple Crown' Bank Attacks." Given the combination of attack vectors leveraged during the recent bout of DDoS attacks targeting U.S. financial institutions, the attacks left a powerful impact. This webinar will walk through the lessons learned in defending against these more complex, multi-vector denial-of-service attacks and how organizations can better protect themselves going forward.

WHO: Gary Sockrider - Arbor Networks Chief Solutions Architect, Americas WHAT: In this webinar, Arbor Networks, whose experts were actively engaged in the mitigation of these DDoS attacks at both the service provider and enterprise level, will review the lessons learned and provide an overview that attendees can use for their own executive management and board level discussions on risk management.

Beginning in the fall of 2012, more than a dozen major U.S. financial institutions were targeted by a series of DDoS attacks aimed at taking down or slowing websites, preventing customers from doing their online banking. What made this series of attacks stand out was that attackers did not use a traditional botnet, one that included thousands of compromised PCs. In this case, attackers used compromised web servers which require fewer machines but provide high-speed, high-volume capabilities. The attacks also employed a mix of application layer attacks and volumetric attack traffic on a variety of protocols. The other unique factor at play was the launch of simultaneous attacks to multiple companies in the same industry. This put an unusual strain on the mitigation capacity of both the financial enterprises internal defenses and the security provided by their managed security services providers.

WHERE: BankInfoSecurity Webinar: Lessons Learned from the 'Triple Crown' Bank DDoS Attacks To Register: WHEN: Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013 at 11:30 AM (EST), or Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013 at 3:30 PM (EST), or Monday, Feb. 25, 2013 at 1:30 PM (EST). About ISMGInformation Security Media Group publishes BankInfoSecurity, CUInfoSecurity, GovInfoSecurity, HealthcareInfoSecurity, InfoRiskToday, DataBreachToday and CareersInfoSecurity. These digital media sites offer news, views, research and education on the top industry, security, regulatory and technology challenges facing information security leaders worldwide. Each site is guided by an advisory board of renowned thought-leaders from business, government and education.

About Arbor NetworksArbor Networks, Inc. is a leading provider of network security and management solutions for 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 250+ 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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Contact: Arbor Networks Kevin Whalen Director, Corporate Communications Direct: +1 978 703 6663 E: Source: Arbor Networks

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