Thursday, February 12, 2015

Level 3 Offers DDoS Mitigation Service with 4.5 Tbps Ingest

Level 3 Communications introduced a new DDoS Mitigation Service that provides protection closer to the network edge.

The Level 3 DDoS Mitigation Service leverages the carrier's vast DDoS ingest capacity, 4.5 terabits per second, to predict and detect malicious attacks, alert customers and quickly re-route traffic to defend their critical data infrastructures. Infected packets are routed to one of Level 3's globally located scrubbing centers before being returned via a private connection or the public Internet. The global service provides enhanced network routing, rate limiting and IP filtering alongside a network-based detection and mitigation scrubbing solution.

Level 3 said the combination of its expansive network, which provides extensive attack traffic visibility, and the service's ability to work on both Level 3 and on third-party networks provides a clear differentiator in the marketplace for customers. The vast level of visibility comes from the company's Content Delivery Network (CDN), IP and Domain Name System (DNS) networks. The addition of Level 3's threat analysis capabilities and managed security services enable it to assist enterprises in building a strong security posture to address today's complex threat landscape.

"Throughout my tenure in the cybersecurity business, I have never seen such an accelerated and sophisticated cyber threat landscape – and attacks will only continue to grow in frequency, size and complexity," said Chris Richter, senior vice president of managed security services at Level 3. "Level 3 has leveraged its global network infrastructure and managed security services with leading detection and mitigation technologies to provide our customers with a truly advanced layer of defense against these evolving exploits."