FlexITy adds to its network security solutions

Richmond Hill, Ont.-based FlexITy Solutions Inc., a member of the CDN Top 100 Solution Providers list, has added Arbor Networks, a network security vendor, to its select portfolio of technology partners.

One of Arbor Networks’ flagship products is called Pravail and it addresses a broad array of threats, including DDoS, malware, botnets, advanced and insider and BYOD challenges.

Arbor’s Pravail represents a new type of on-premise security solution, focused on helping to secure the enterprise perimeter from threats to the availability of a business’ applications and services — in essence, its livelihood, FlexITy said. This solution specifically helps protect against application-layer distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks, and was built to stop attacks promptly without upfront configuration or any user interaction. It delivers DDoS attack identification and mitigation capabilities that can be rapidly deployed, even during an attack. Enterprises can also integrate Pravail upstream with their service providers’ DDoS protection services to help stop volumetric DDoS attacks.

Another solution called Pravail NSI monitors network traffic data and uses advanced analytics to help organizations close the security gaps left by firewalls and intrusion prevention systems (IPS), FlexITy said. This product looks inside the network and delivers the situational awareness required to identify advanced threats, internal network misuse or abuse, and also infected mobile devices connected to the network. With Pravail NSI, Arbor has created a platform for delivering the actionable security intelligence that is critical for identifying and stopping attacks.

Arbor Networks’s Canadian-born channel chief Bill Lipsin, said the company wants to work with channel partners around the world that share the same passion for helping customers grow and protect their networks, businesses and brand.

“We have that in our partnership with FlexITy,” said Lipsin, the vice president, partners and alliances at Arbor Networks. “By partnering with us, FlexITy has access to world-class solutions that address a wide range of threats from DDoS to insider and advanced malware threats.”

Peter Stavropoulos, CEO of FlexITy, said with the combination of carefully-chosen technologies, the industry’s most experienced people, and world-class levels of customer service we are very pleased to add Arbor Networks to our prestigious group of solution partners and look forward to delivering world-class solutions to the Canadian market for years to come.

Based in Burlington, Mass., Arbor Networks has focused exclusively on researching, detecting and mitigating network-based threats. Arbor’s customers include service providers and many hosting and cloud providers. According to the most recent DDoS Prevention Appliance Market Outlook report from Infonetics Research, Arbor was cited as top supplier of DDoS prevention solutions overall as well as in the Carrier, Enterprise and Mobile market segments.

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