Network Anomaly Detection

Rabobank targetted again.

Dutch bank Rabobank was this week targetted by a group known as the Conspiracy Cells of Fire, who launched a DDoS attack which brought its Internet Banking service down.

This again highlights the difficulty organisations have in detecting and blocking an attack that is based on the premise of using thousands, sometimes millions, of source machines to simultaneously send requests to a target server. Arbor Networks’ Peakflow SP TMS product provides both detection and mitigation of these attacks, primarily based on its ability to detect anomalies in network traffic and take action in real-time to block the necessary traffic. Previously the Arbor solution worked in conjunction with a Cisco or CheckPoint product to provide the detection and mitigation, respectively. Nowadays, Arbor has built the detection and mitigation into a single product.

For an even more complete security solution, the Arbor product could be deployed in conjunction with IBM Security Network IPS, for example.

Take a look at this video to gain a better understanding of the benefits of the Arbor Peakflow SP TMS product, as explained by one European customer.