We performed a comparison between Arbor DDoS and F5 Silverline Managed Services 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.
"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 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."
"The solution provides good protection against volumetric DDoS attacks."
"The stateless device format means that the box is very strong for preventing DDoS attacks."
"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."
"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."
"Companies that live from their presence on the internet will get a very high return on investment from Arbor."
"The most valuable feature of F5 Silverline Managed Services is the benchmark performance."
"Most vendors fulfill the requirements for standard DDoS protection, but F5 Silverline Managed Services has a better understanding of defending web applications like HTTP and can mitigate more bot activity than any other vendor."
"The most valuable feature of F5 Silverline Managed Services is it becomes similar to a distributed architecture."
"An improvement to Arbor DDoS would be to make evaluation licenses and virtual machines available."
"The solution needs to enhance its features to compete with other tools."
"Arbor DDoS could improve out-of-the-box reporting, it could be better."
"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."
"An issue which needs to be addressed concerns information I received of attacks on the radar and Arbor, allegedly, not taking any action."
"Arbor's SSL decryption is confusing and needs external cards to be installed in the devices. This is not the best solution from an architectural point of view for protecting HTTPS and every other protocol that is SSL encrypted."
"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."
"The solution could be more granular to include logs per second and enhanced pipeline monitoring for router licenses."
"There is a lot of room for improvement with their tech support. I am not sure F5 Silverline Managed Services can be classified as having tech support."
"The price of F5 Silverline Managed Services could be better."
"F5 Silverline Managed Services can improve by reducing the price."
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.
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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
F5's Silverline Managed Services is a SaaS solution delivering DDoS protection, managed Web Application Firewall (WAF) services, and managed Shape Security Fraud and Anti-bot solutions.
Silverline services include 24x7 access to F5's Security Operations Center (SOC). F5's expert security professionals use F5 products with state-of-the-art security tools to ensure the best protection possible. As an add-on to Silverline DDoS or WAF services, Silverline Threat Intelligence integrates dynamic lists of threatening IP addresses to give context for policy decisions.
Arbor DDoS is ranked 1st in Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) Protection with 16 reviews while F5 Silverline Managed Services is ranked 9th in Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) Protection with 3 reviews. Arbor DDoS is rated 8.6, while F5 Silverline Managed Services is rated 9.0. 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 F5 Silverline Managed Services writes "Mitigates more bot activity when defending web applications than any other vendor but comes at a price". Arbor DDoS is most compared with Cloudflare, Radware DefensePro, Corero, Palo Alto Networks WildFire and Nexusguard DDoS Protection, whereas F5 Silverline Managed Services is most compared with Cloudflare, F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM), AWS WAF, Microsoft Azure Application Gateway and F5 Advanced WAF. See our Arbor DDoS vs. F5 Silverline Managed Services report.
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