Arbor Networks Names Jeff Buhl as Vice President of the Asia Pacific Region

Arbor Networks Inc., a leading provider of network security and management solutions for enterprise and service provider networks, today announced the appointment of Jeff Buhl as the company’s Vice President of the Asia Pacific (APAC) region. In this role, Buhl will be responsible for driving Arbor’s sales and channel initiatives in the APAC region as the company continues its expansion there.

Buhl brings seventeen years of international business leadership experience to his new role at Arbor. Previous experience includes multi-channel management, enterprise software and solution sales, telecommunications operator business development and consulting experience with the last eight years spent in Asia Pacific, specifically. Buhl previously held senior leadership roles at NQ Mobile, Good Technology and BEA Systems.

Arbor Networks has been active in APAC nearly a decade and has gained significant traction with some of the region’s network operators, including Tata Communications, SK Telecom, China Telecom, Hunan Mobile, KDDI and StarHub among others.

“Jeff brings the right mix of service provider and channel expertise that will allow him to make an immediate impact for Arbor in Asia,” said Arbor Networks President Colin Doherty. “DDoS and advanced threats are not a regional problem, but a global one. Arbor’s deployment in global service provider networks, combined with our enterprise solutions, makes for a very powerful combination. Jeff’s extensive business development and sales experience will help Arbor build on its success to date and further penetrate the market. We’re excited to have a leader of Jeff’s caliber on board.”

“This is an exciting time to be joining Arbor as the company has made great strides in APAC, especially among major wireline and mobile operators,” said Jeff Buhl. “I’m really looking forward to helping the company continue to expand its APAC footprint as Arbor continues to help network operators in the region protect their infrastructure from DDoS and other advanced threats targeting them today.”

Arbor Networks(r) Solutions Portfolio
The vast majority of the world’s leading service providers rely on Arbor’s Peakflow(r) SP platform to proactively fend off malicious threats such as botnets and volumetric and application-layer distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks, while strengthening the availability and quality of their services. The Peakflow SP platform includes two main components, Peakflow SP and the Threat Management System (TMS). Peakflow SP combines network-wide anomaly detection and traffic engineering with TMS’s carrier-class threat management, which automatically detects and surgically removes only attack traffic, while maintaining other business traffic. With the ability to mitigate only the attack traffic, customer-facing services remain available while providers actively mitigate attacks. The Peakflow SP platform also powers many of the world’s leading cloud-based DDoS managed security services.

Arbor’s Pravail family includes the Pravail(r) Availability Protection System (APS), which looks out from the network perimeter to detect and mitigate, in real-time, application layer DDoS attacks. These stealthy attacks are the primary threat to security infrastructure solutions today which, if compromised, can threaten the very availability of networks themselves. Pravail(r) Network Security Intelligence (NSI) monitors network traffic data and uses advanced analytics to help organizations close the security gaps left by firewalls and intrusion prevention systems (IPS). It looks inside the network to help protect intellectual property and data from theft or loss caused by advanced malware threats, internal network misuse or abuse, or via infected mobile devices connected to the network.

About Arbor Networks
Arbor Networks, Inc. is a leading provider of network security and management solutions for enterprise and service provider networks, including the vast majority of the world’s Internet service providers and many of the largest enterprise networks in use today. Arbor’s proven network security and management solutions help grow and protect customer networks, businesses and brands. Through its unparalleled, privileged relationships with worldwide service providers and global network operators, Arbor provides unequalled insight into and perspective on Internet security and traffic trends via the ATLAS(r) Active Threat Level Analysis System. Representing a unique collaborative effort with 250+ network operators across the globe, ATLAS enables the sharing of real-time security, traffic and routing information that informs numerous business decisions.

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