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Jisc, Operator of the UK’s Education & Research Network, Selects Arbor Networks’ Security Solutions

November 2017 by Emmanuelle Lamandé

Arbor Networks Inc., the security division of NETSCOUT, announced that it will deliver distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) protection for Jisc, the provider of digital solutions for the UK research and education community and operator of the Janet Network, a national research and education network.

Jisc offers member organizations a number of security services and operates the Janet Network Computer Security Incident Response Team (CSIRT). This team of cyber security and networking experts works closely with Arbor on DDoS defense and incident response best practice, and with their 700+ members, to help detect, report and investigate incidents that pose a threat to the security of customers’ information systems.

DDoS attacks are threats being faced by every university and college today due to the ease with which these attacks can be launched, by an individual using free tools or via an attack service that can be had for as little as the cost of a cup of coffee. As a result, attack size, frequency and complexity are on the rise.

“A quality digital education starts with the availability of our Janet Network and related applications and services. It is as fundamental to us as electricity. That’s why we decided to be proactive about our DDoS defense by partnering with Arbor Networks, the industry leader,” said Steve Kennett, director of security at Jisc.

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