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November 2006

Intrusion Detection: Arbor Networks' Peakflow X 3.6

INTRUSION DETECTION Peakflow X 3.6 REVIEWED BY SANDRA KAY MILLER Arbor Networks Price: Controller hardware starts at $42,000; Collector hardware ranges from $18,000 to $76,000, depending on configuration @exb @exe Arbor Networks' Peakflow X 3.6 is a powerful behavior-based flow analysis tool that empowers enterprises to protect the inside of their perimeter from zero-day exploits, worms, spyware, phishing, pharming and botnets, as well as employee abuse and theft. Peakflow includes two rack-mounted server appliances. The Collector gathers and analyzes flow either at the router level (NetFlow, sFlow, cFlow) or by capturing network packets. The Collector passes data to the Con-troller, which builds a comprehensive view for trending and reporting and stores information. Configuration/Management B Thanks to the quick start card, setup wizard and excellent documentation, it wasn't too difficult getting the Controller and Collector up and running through Arbor's secured browser-based interface. A word of caution: Complex corporate ...

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