Internet service provider TelstraClear has partnered with US security solutions provider Arbor Networks, to protect local customers from managed distributed denial of service (DDoS). This is an attempt by hackers to render a computer resource unavailable to its intended users. In a statement Arbor Australia and New Zealand country manager Nick Race says the size and scope of the DDoS problem is overwhelming to businesses, with large service providers like TelstraClear claiming they are best positioned to deal with the issue. TelstraClear will receive benefits that include access to data from Atlas, a global threat analysis network. Arbor has embedded technology in the world’s largest ISP networks to sense and report on threats. Datacraft, Gen-i and Earthwave also offer Arbor's technology in New Zealand.