Tuesday, May 13, 2014

CenturyLink Offers DDoS Mitigation Appliance

CenturyLink will begin selling a network appliance for on-site, distributed denial of service (DDoS) mitigation that is integrated with CenturyLink's network of global, network-based scrubbing system.

CenturyLink said its DDoS Mitigation Service analyzes traffic 24/7 and diverts and scrubs potentially malicious packets. The solution protects environments whether they are accessed via CenturyLink’s network, one of CenturyLink’s more than 55 data centers, customer premises or a third-party data center or network.

“DDoS attacks continue to evolve, becoming more sophisticated in scale and complexity and resulting in greater downtime for organizations,” said Chris Richter, vice president, managed security products and services, at CenturyLink Technology Solutions. “We designed our DDoS service to enable global protection through multiple cleansing centers around the world and flexible commercial terms. With the integration of a network-based solution with an on-site appliance, we can further serve businesses that require always-on mitigation and deliver protection for multiple third-party networks while providing full visibility and reporting across all of their networks.”