Cisco is collaborating with Arbor Networks to deploy a unified threat management offering for helping defend against distributed denial-of-service attacks.
Tom Bienkowski, Arbor director of product marketing at Arbor, told NetworkWorld.com Cisco will embed Arbor’s Peakflow SP Threat Management System into a module on its carrier-class CRS-1 routers.
Ellen Messmer writes the companies are aiming to detect threats and scrub attack traffic.
Bienkowski told the website each Cisco Carrier Grade Service Engine module could mitigate DDoS attacks at a rate of 10 gigabytes per second.
The partnership extends the two companies' anti-DDoS collaboration, which started after Cisco stopped selling its own DDoS defense system in 2010.