NETSCOUT Systems launches AI-based Solution to Counter DDoS Attacks 

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NETSCOUT SYSTEMS one of the leading providers of cybersecurity, service assurance, and business analytics solutions has launched a new, innovative AI-based solution enabling its customers to automatically and instantaneously block a large proportion of DDoS attacks thus simplifying operations and minimising risk to their businesses.

The solution leverages NETSCOUT’s ATLAS network, a source of visibility into DDoS attack activity on the Internet. 

Multiple ATLAS datasets are analysed, curated, and correlated using artificial intelligence. This automated intelligent pipeline is developed using NETSCOUT’s ATLAS Security Engineering and Response Team (ASERT) expertise to identify botnet members and other network infrastructure that is actively participating in DDoS attacks, the company said. 

Omnis AIF 

This intelligence is continuously updated and shared in real-time with NETSCOUT’s industry-leading Arbor Threat Mitigation System (TMS) and Omnis AED Smart DDoS attack protection solutions via the Omnis ATLAS Intelligence Feed (AIF). 

This new Omnis AIF content enables TMS and AED to know, in advance, the IP addresses of devices across the Internet that are being used to launch DDoS attacks, resulting in the ability to instantly block up to 90 per cent of attack traffic, without further analysis, during an attack.

This data provides TMS and AED with the intelligence needed to automatically stop botnet-generated DDoS attacks, including reflection/amplification, direct-path TCP state exhaustion, application-layer, and encrypted attacks, the company explained. 

“This is an innovative way to block DDoS attacks. Omnis AIF, which incorporates the new DDoS reputation feed, takes an intelligence-based approach providing customers with faster, more comprehensive, and more automated solutions. Our approach is different because we leverage global observations in DDoS attack activity to drive local automation and response. As a result, we can dramatically lower the risk of business impact due to DDoS attacks for our customers,” said Darren Anstee, Chief Technology Officer for Security at NETSCOUT.

The analysis behind Omnis AIF is based on NETSCOUT’s unique, global DDoS attack visibility extending to more than one-third of all Internet traffic and millions of DDoS attacks. This global intelligence can then be applied automatically for local protection.

With this intelligence-based approach, customers will experience less business impact from legitimate blocked traffic and spend less time analysing DDoS attacks.

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