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We performed a comparison between Arbor DDoS and Check Point DDoS Protector 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. Check Point DDoS Protector report (Updated: September 2022).
632,611 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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Pros
"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 artificial intelligence feature is most appreciated. This solution can lower the throughput and clear the traffic, which is something really important for us. It also provides good protection. It is user-friendly, and its integration has also been really fast. We have many critical applications, and it was easy to integrate Arbor DDoS with our website, mobile application, and web banking.""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.""The stability is okay and we have not encountered problems with the solution.""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.""The technical support of Arbor DDoS is good.""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.""The auto-mitigation, that signaling feature, where it automatically raises an alarm that a line is under attack, is important. The upstream service provider will then do something to reduce the load on our internet lines. The fact that it's automated means I don't have to sit and always be looking at threats coming through. It does it almost automatically, without any intervention by me."

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"This comprehensive tool validates and exploits complex vulnerabilities that other vendors fail to find and resolve to increase security.""Check Point DDoS Protector is a product that uses machine learning and behavior analysis.""With Check Point and its model of known and unknown threats, its way of dealing with these problems helped us avoid crashes in our front-end infrastructure as well as internal ones.""This product uses auto-learning and behavioral analysis to establish baselines for legitimate traffic, and automatically detects and blocks traffic behavior that does not conform.""The is a really low level of the false-positive alerts (when the clean traffic is marked as DDoS) due to some advanced techniques used by Check Point under the hood.""It uses several layers of security."

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Cons
"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.""Implementation could be better.""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.""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.""An improvement would be to provide information on how pricing is done on different customer levels.""An improvement to Arbor DDoS would be to make evaluation licenses and virtual machines available.""There is always room for improvement for any product or service. If we can bring in more agility when deploying services, that is definitely a scope which we can work towards. Nowadays, everything is being offered as a service model. It is not that we have to deploy the physical hardware, many things move up to the cloud, or even can be delivered in the VNS form in the customer's environment as well. So, in that space, if we can add more features to make it more seamless for customers to use and make it available through some marketplace, not only at the hyperscalers, but also for any on-prem deployment, that definitely would be a big plus."

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"Something that should be improved across the board is the way they provide support.""It is an expensive tool for some companies.""For a long time, there was no software version of R80.10 available for the Check Point DDoS Protector software appliances, and we had to stay on the quite outdated R77.30 version.""Check Point DDoS Protector does not provide the ability to upload data for the blacklist/whitelist in bulk, which is one of the big points that need to be improved to facilitate configurations.""It does not provide the capability to upload data for blacklisting/whitelisting in bulk.""The public documentation is a detail that must be improved in order to have greater implementations with the best practices in this case of the Check Point manufacturer."

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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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  • "The appliance comes with a loaded hardware license, and additional options such as SSL can be purchased and enabled."
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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 solution provides good protection against volumetric DDoS attacks.
    Top Answer:This product uses auto-learning and behavioral analysis to establish baselines for legitimate traffic, and automatically detects and blocks traffic behavior that does not conform.
    Top Answer:The appliance comes with a loaded hardware license, and additional options such as SSL can be purchased and enabled.
    Top Answer:It does not provide the capability to upload data for blacklisting/whitelisting in bulk. Rather, in cases where many IP addresses need to be blacklisted or whitelisted, either a single IP address has… more »
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    Also Known As
    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

    Modern DDoS attacks use new techniques to exploit areas that traditional security solutions are not equipped to protect. These attacks can cause serious network downtime to businesses who rely on networks and Web services to operate. DDoS Protector Security Appliances and Cloud DDoS Protection Services block destructive DDoS attacks before they cause damage
    Learn more about Ddos Protector.


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    Xtel Communications
    Boston Properties
    Top Industries
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    Comms Service Provider59%
    Financial Services Firm14%
    Computer Software Company9%
    Media Company9%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider24%
    Computer Software Company22%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Government5%
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    Computer Software Company26%
    Comms Service Provider22%
    Insurance Company6%
    Security Firm5%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business33%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise47%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise59%
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    Small Business71%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise14%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business29%
    Midsize Enterprise22%
    Large Enterprise48%
    Buyer's Guide
    Arbor DDoS vs. Check Point DDoS Protector
    September 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Arbor DDoS vs. Check Point DDoS Protector and other solutions. Updated: September 2022.
    632,611 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Arbor DDoS is ranked 2nd in Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) Protection with 14 reviews while Check Point DDoS Protector is ranked 11th in Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) Protection with 6 reviews. Arbor DDoS is rated 8.6, while Check Point DDoS Protector is rated 7.8. 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 Check Point DDoS Protector writes "Good support and effective against SSL attacks, but the dashboard is complicated". Arbor DDoS is most compared with Radware DefensePro, Cloudflare, Palo Alto Networks WildFire, Corero and Azure DDoS Protection, whereas Check Point DDoS Protector is most compared with Radware DefensePro, Imperva DDoS, Cloudflare, Fortinet FortiDDoS and Neustar UltraDDoS. See our Arbor DDoS vs. Check Point DDoS Protector report.

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