Sunday, July 3, 2011

Arbor Mitigates DDoS Attacks in IPv6

Arbor Networks announced recently the "availability of version 5.6 of Arbor Peakflow SP .. platform to proactively fend off malicious threats such as botnets and volumetric and application-layer distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks"

Among other new features, and following the recent interest in IPv6 (see stories about "World IPv6 Day" - here, here), the new version "adds the capability to mitigate attacks over IPv6. First, the highly effective Peakflow SP TMS mitigation architecture available for IPv4 networks is now available for IPv6. Operators can use techniques such as Remote Triggered Blackhole Routing (RTHB) and TMS diversion/reinjection to quickly and effectively deal with attacks over IPv6. Second, the release provides a comprehensive suite of IPv6 threat countermeasures, enabling the TMS system to screen out IPv6 attack traffic, while allowing legitimate traffic to reach the intended destination".

The release does not mention if the support for IPv6 has performance effects, as may happen in such cases.

See "Arbor Networks Introduces Peakflow SP 5.6" - here.

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