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We performed a comparison between Arbor DDoS and Azure DDoS Protection based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) Protection solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
To learn more, read our detailed Arbor DDoS vs. Azure DDoS Protection Report (Updated: November 2022).
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Pros
"The stability is okay and we have not encountered problems with the solution.""Arbor DDoS is easy to use, provides effective blocking of DDoS attacks, and can be used for DNS, web, and main servers. Additionally, this solution is far easier to operate than others solutions, such as Fortinet DDoS.""It is fully mitigating the attacks. We've dealt with other ones where we didn't necessarily see that. The detection is very good. It's also very simple to use. Arbor is a single pane of glass, whereas with other solutions you might have a detection pane of glass and then have to go to a separate interface to deal with the mitigation. That single pane of glass makes it much simpler.""The most valuable features include the traffic categorization and control of the traffic. The filtering of the traffic is very precise. When you want to stop some traffic, you precisely stop that traffic.""The stateless device format means that the box is very strong for preventing DDoS attacks.""The solution provides good protection against volumetric DDoS attacks.""There were huge attacks in October, around 62 attacks at 30 gigabits per second, at one of our banks. We used Arbor DDoS to mitigate these attacks, and it performed great.""Arbor DDoS's best feature is that we can put the certificates in, and it will look at layer seven and the encrypted traffic and do the required signaling."

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"This solution is the best option for us because we use a lot of Microsoft products. So, it is easy for us to deploy or integrate any features or products.""The most important feature is that the solution continuously monitors traffic by inbuilt rules to identify preconfigured attacks.""The most valuable feature of Azure DDoS Protection is that it performs well."

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Cons
"An issue which needs to be addressed concerns information I received of attacks on the radar and Arbor, allegedly, not taking any action.""When it comes to some false positives, we need to tweak the system from time to time. There is room for improvement when it comes to the actual mitigation because of some false positives.""On the application layer, they could have a better distributed traffic flow. They could improve that a bit. For network data it is very effective, but the application layer can be improved.""The solution could be more granular to include logs per second and enhanced pipeline monitoring for router licenses.""They should improve the reporting section and make it a little bit more detailed. I would like to have much better and more detailed reports.""Implementation could be better.""The solution needs to enhance its features to compete with other tools.""An improvement to Arbor DDoS would be to make evaluation licenses and virtual machines available."

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"Azure DDoS Protection could improve on the reporting.""The UI needs to be improved.""Sometimes, it is hard for our staff to keep track of changes (in the GUI) between different projects, because there are constant changes. As a result, it is hard to manage, recall, and see all the features because they have been moved from one place to another."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The solution is a bit costly if you're a small organization, but I think it's worth the price that they are charging."
  • "Arbor DDoS is quite expensive, but all these solutions are expensive because they deal with confidential information."
  • "We do not use the Arbor Cloud DDoS solution because it is too costly."
  • "You need to find a way to get a good offering from Arbor by negotiating a price. That is the challenge."
  • "There is room for improvement with the pricing. It is an expensive solution. The issue with the pricing is more the way it is built. Right now we're paying per router, and there's a limitation there. I would like to see bundle-pricing where there is an overall solution cost."
  • "The licensing of a complete Arbor solution, including fire-walling and unified site management, can get expensive."
  • "The price of this solution is a little high in the African market, it should be lower."
  • "The price is a little high."
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  • "You can test it for a certain period of time free of charge. You can have a free account. You can test it to compare its pros and cons with other products that you are testing."
  • "The pricing is quite high. It is a monthly subscription that costs about $2,000 per month, depending on the user sizes."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:I would say if it’s an ISP that will build a scrubbing center, Netscout/Arbor is a good solution. In all other solutions, Imperva is a great choice.
    Top Answer:Arbor would be the best bid, apart from Arbor, Palo Alto and Fortinet have good solutions. As this is an ISP, I would prefer Arbor.
    Top Answer:The stateless device format means that the box is very strong for preventing DDoS attacks.
    Top Answer:The most valuable feature of Azure DDoS Protection is that it performs well.
    Top Answer:You can test it for a certain period of time free of charge. You can have a free account. You can test it to compare its pros and cons with other products that you are testing. We are an educational… more »
    Top Answer:Azure DDoS Protection could improve on the reporting.
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    Arbor Networks SP, Arbor Networks TMS, Arbor Cloud for ENT
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    Overview

    Arbor Networks, the security division of NETSCOUT, is driven to protect the infrastructure and ecosystem of the internet. It is the principle upon which we were founded in 2000; and remains the common thread that runs through all that we do today. Arbor’s approach is rooted in the study of network traffic. Arbor’s suite of visibility, DDoS protection and advanced threat solutions provide customers with a micro view of their network enhanced by a macro view of global internet traffic and emerging threats through our ATLAS infrastructure. Sourced from more than 300 service provider customers, ATLAS delivers intelligence based on insight into approximately 1/3 of global internet traffic. Supported by Arbor’s Security Engineering & Response Team (ASERT), smart workflows and rich user context, Arbor’s network insights help customers see, understand, and solve the most complex and consequential security challenges facing their organizations.

    With Arbor DDoS you can automatically identify and stop all types of DDoS attacks and other cyber threats before they impact the availability of business-critical services.


    Arbor DDoS is an intelligently automated combination of in-cloud and on-premises DDoS attack protection that is continuously backed by global threat intelligence and expertise.

    Arbor DDoS Features and Benefits:

    • Global DDoS Protection: Arbor DDoS is an all-in-one solution offering carrier-agnostic, global DDoS protection that is backed by world-class security intelligence as well as industry leading DDoS protection products.
    • Worldwide scrubbing centers: Arbor DDoS offers comprehensive protection from the largest DDoS attacks.
    • Cloud Only and/or Hybrid Protection: The solution provides the flexibility to design comprehensive DDoS protection that fits your specific environment. It can be deployed as a cloud-only and/or an intelligent combination of in-cloud and on-premise DDoS protection.
    • Global Threat Intelligence: Arbor DDoS protection is continuously armed with the latest global threat intelligence from Netscout’s response team.
    • Automated DDoS Attack Detection and Mitigation: DDoS attacks can be automatically detected and routed to Arbor Cloud global scrubbing centers for mitigation.
    • Managed Services: To manage and optimize your on-premise DDoS protection, you can rely upon the industry-leading expertise of Arbor Networks.
    • Multi-layered Approach: As part of a layered approach to DDoS protection, Arbor Cloud provides in-cloud protection from advanced and high-volume DDoS attacks, all without interrupting access to your applications or services. Arbor Cloud’s automated or on-demand traffic scrubbing service defends against volumetric DDoS attacks that are too large to be mitigated on premises.

    Reviews from Real Users:

    Below are some of the many reasons why PeerSpot users are giving Arbor DDoS an 8 out of 10 rating:

    "We use it not only for DDoS detection and protection, but we also use it for traffic analysis and capacity planning as well. We've also been able to extend the use of it to other security measures within our company, the front-line defense, not only for DDoS, but for any kind of scanning malware that may be picked up. It's also used for outbound attacks, which has helped us mitigate those and lower our bandwidth costs.” - Roman L, Sr. Security Engineer at Rackspace

    "We have taken on the Arbor Cloud subscription, which is really useful because you secure yourself for anything beyond your current mitigation capacity. This is a really good feature of Arbor that is available.” - Assistant General Manager at a comms service provider

    “It is fully mitigating the attacks. We've dealt with other ones where we didn't necessarily see that. The detection is very good. It's also very simple to use. Arbor is a single pane of glass, whereas with other solutions you might have a detection pane of glass and then have to go to a separate interface to deal with the mitigation. That single pane of glass makes it much simpler." - Erik N., Product Manager, MSx Security Services at TPx Communications

    Azure DDoS Protection, combined with application design best practices, provides defense against DDoS attacks.

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    Comms Service Provider59%
    Financial Services Firm14%
    Computer Software Company9%
    Media Company9%
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    Computer Software Company22%
    Comms Service Provider21%
    Financial Services Firm12%
    Insurance Company5%
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    Computer Software Company27%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    Insurance Company7%
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    Small Business36%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise45%
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    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise61%
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    Small Business19%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise65%
    Buyer's Guide
    Arbor DDoS vs. Azure DDoS Protection
    November 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Arbor DDoS vs. Azure DDoS Protection and other solutions. Updated: November 2022.
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    Arbor DDoS is ranked 1st in Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) Protection with 16 reviews while Azure DDoS Protection is ranked 12th in Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) Protection with 3 reviews. Arbor DDoS is rated 8.6, while Azure DDoS Protection is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Arbor DDoS writes "The Cloud subscription makes the scalability limitless and you secure yourself for anything beyond your current mitigation capacity". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Azure DDoS Protection writes "Continuously monitors traffic through inbuilt rules to identify preconfigured attacks". Arbor DDoS is most compared with Cloudflare, Radware DefensePro, Palo Alto Networks WildFire, Corero and Imperva DDoS, whereas Azure DDoS Protection is most compared with Cloudflare, Akamai Kona Site Defender, AWS Shield, Fortinet FortiDDoS and Imperva DDoS. See our Arbor DDoS vs. Azure DDoS Protection report.

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