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We performed a comparison between Arbor DDoS and Fortinet FortiDDoS 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. Fortinet FortiDDoS Report (Updated: March 2023).
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We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use.
Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"The stability is okay and we have not encountered problems with the solution.""Companies that live from their presence on the internet will get a very high return on investment from Arbor.""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 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.""Arbor DDoS offers security features that automatically detect and prevent DDoS attacks.""The technical support of Arbor DDoS is good.""The most valuable feature is mitigation, which can blackhole the IP."

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"The solution is very user-friendly and very easy to use.""The customer support is helpful.""We have researched them all, and it's a good solution all around."

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"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 regional support here in African could improve, such as marketing and account managers.""The solution's IT support needs improvement.""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.""An improvement would be to provide information on how pricing is done on different customer levels.""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.""An issue which needs to be addressed concerns information I received of attacks on the radar and Arbor, allegedly, not taking any action."

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"There aren't really any aspects of the solution we are unhappy with. It's been a positive experience overall.""The only thing they need to do is to automate it. Today, you must create tools that do not require the use of an expert or anyone with special skills.""The OS could be less buggy."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "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."
  • "The price of Arbor DDoS depends on many parameters. It depends on the physical capacity of the environment, and it is not a straight-line price. It's fairly competitive in the market on the price."
  • "The solution's pricing is based on a licensing model that is expensive when compared to other tools."
  • "I don't deal with the pricing, but it seems that you need to get basic support in order to upgrade the software and implement some patches."
  • "I don't know about the pricing details as our company's service provider offers us the solution as an inbuilt feature within the internet bandwidth they provide us."
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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:Reporting is quite good. There are several pages of reporting on DDoS attacks, and you can find all the details that you need.
    Top Answer:I'm not aware of the exact pricing. I am always looking to the needs of the customer. We usually work with Fortinet, so we will recommend Fortinet firewalls. However, if we need extra features, then… more »
    Top Answer:I don't really have any issues with the devices or anything like that. It's been fine overall. The OS could be less buggy. The technical support time can be slow. We'd like to see some zero-trust… more »
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    Also Known As
    Arbor Networks SP, Arbor Networks TMS, Arbor Cloud for ENT
    Fortinet DDoS, FortiDDos
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    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

    Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks are ever-evolving and use a variety of technologies. To successfully combat these attacks, you need a dynamic, multi-layered security solution. FortiDDoS protects from both known and zero day attacks with very low latency. It’s easy to deploy and manage, and includes comprehensive reporting and analysis tools.

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    Sample Customers
    Xtel Communications
    Black Gold Regional Schools, Amadeus Hospitality, Jefferson County, Chunghwa Telecom, City of Boroondara, Dimension Data
    Top Industries
    Comms Service Provider56%
    Financial Services Firm15%
    Computer Software Company7%
    Media Company7%
    Computer Software Company18%
    Comms Service Provider17%
    Financial Services Firm15%
    Computer Software Company17%
    Comms Service Provider15%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Company Size
    Small Business37%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise46%
    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise62%
    Small Business56%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise33%
    Small Business25%
    Midsize Enterprise21%
    Large Enterprise54%
    Buyer's Guide
    Arbor DDoS vs. Fortinet FortiDDoS
    March 2023
    Find out what your peers are saying about Arbor DDoS vs. Fortinet FortiDDoS and other solutions. Updated: March 2023.
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    Arbor DDoS is ranked 3rd in Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) Protection with 12 reviews while Fortinet FortiDDoS is ranked 14th in Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) Protection with 3 reviews. Arbor DDoS is rated 8.8, while Fortinet FortiDDoS is rated 7.0. The top reviewer of Arbor DDoS writes "Best DDoS protection and offers affordable boxes for all types of clients". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Fortinet FortiDDoS writes "Well suited for small businesses, but the setup is complex". Arbor DDoS is most compared with Cloudflare, Radware DefensePro, Corero, A10 Thunder TPS and Azure DDoS Protection, whereas Fortinet FortiDDoS is most compared with Fortinet FortiWeb, VMware NSX, Azure DDoS Protection, Cloudflare and Radware DefensePro. See our Arbor DDoS vs. Fortinet FortiDDoS report.

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