Arbor Networks spotlights rise of DDoS attacks at GITEX

Growing IoT trend in the region requires a sophisticated approach to cyber security threats

Enterprises should never underestimate the dangers of unprotected cyberspace, Samy warns.
Enterprises should never underestimate the dangers of unprotected cyberspace, Samy warns.

Arbor Networks, the security division of NETSCOUT will present distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack landscape in the Middle East during GITEX TECHNOLOGY WEEK 2016.

Arbor Networks’ data, sourced from more than 330 service providers, show that in the first half of 2016 Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates are amongst the top 10 most targeted countries by cyber criminals in the region. According to Arbor Networks, DDoS attacks are on the rise and the growing Internet of Things (IoT) trend in the region requires a sophisticated approach to cyber security threats.

 “At GITEX, we’ll be helping businesses understand the rising threat of DDoS attacks and Advanced Persistent Threats (APT) in the Middle East and how to employ effective defence practices specific to their needs. People interact with technology more than ever as part of their everyday life as well as business environment, and it is time to raise a greater awareness about importance of having strong security measures in place. Mobility creates a lot of opportunities for businesses today, but such agility will come at a great price should enterprises underestimate the dangers of unprotected cyberspace” said Mahmoud Samy, regional director, high growth markets at Arbor Networks.

Along with its latest solutions for DDoS attacks defence, Arbor will also be showcasing its new security platform for advanced threat protection, the Arbor Networks Spectrum.  Arbor Spectrum is an internal network traffic analysis solution designed to detect and confirm hidden threats — in real time and retrospectively, the company says. Spectrum is designed to help customers discover the most damaging threats to their network by merging their own threat and network activity with Arbor’s ATLAS traffic intelligence and network and traffic behavioural indicators.

Arbor Networks will be exhibiting in Hall 1, Stand E1-40.

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