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news Attivo Networks achieves record results in 2017 with more than 300% revenue growth Tushar Kothari, CEO of Attivo Networks year and in the fourth quarter with increased adoption in energy, financial, government, healthcare, legal, retail and technology industries. Significant 2017 achievements also included the company’s closing of two new rounds of venture funding totalling US$36 million and the debut of the Attivo ThreatDefend Deception and Response Platform, which addresses the escalating market need for enterprise technology advancements required to out-manoeuvre modern-day attackers and provide an actionable defence against in- network threats. “2017 was an extraordinary year for Attivo Networks from every operational vantage point and our accomplishments are a testament to the hard work of our entire organisation,” said Tushar Kothari, CEO of Attivo Networks. ttivo Networks, a leader in deception solutions for cybersecurity defence, has announced record- breaking results for 2017 and continued market momentum generated by increasing global demand for its deception-based threat detection and response solutions. The company achieved record revenue for both the full A “As customer adoption increases, our next-generation deception solutions are now protecting millions of endpoints across the enterprise networks of a growing number of Fortune 500 corporations. Attivo Networks is well positioned to capitalise on this momentum, accelerate our growth and extend our technology and market leadership in 2018.” REPORT HIGHLIGHTS MOST CRITICAL SECURITY CHALLENGES FACING NETWORK OPERATORS he security division of NETSCOUT has released its 13th annual Worldwide Infrastructure Security Report (WISR), which offers insights into the most critical security challenges facing today’s network operators. The report from Arbor Networks covers a variety of topics, from attack trends to SDN/ NFV and IPv6 adoption and key organisational issues. T One finding is the rise in multi-vector attacks that simultaneously target bandwidth, applications and stateful infrastructure. The report highlights the frequency and complexity of distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks, which are rising and defenders are turning to automation and managed services for | Issue 01 support. The proliferation of Internet of Things (IoT) devices across networks brings enormous potential benefits to businesses and consumers, but also vulnerability because attackers are able to weaponise them. Bryan Hamman, Arbor Networks’ Territory Manager for Sub-Saharan Africa, said that South Africa was within the top 10 of countries targeted by DDoS attacks. “While it is true that mapping DDoS source/destination IP addresses to geographical locations can be challenging due to factors such as source address spoofing by attackers, there is still no question that South Africa is on the radar for DDoS attacks and, as such, our business arena cannot afford to be complacent,” he said. Bryan Hamman, Arbor Networks’ Territory Manager for Sub-Saharan Africa 9