Monday, November 21, 2016

Hibernia Offers BGP Flowspec for Global IP Traffic

Hibernia Networks introduced Border Gateway Protocol Flow Specification (BGP Flowspec) for its global IP Transit services. This new security capability is available immediately for all Hibernia Networks IP Transit customers.

The company said BGP Flowspec provides network operators and enterprise customers a tool to address DDoS threats. The enhanced DDoS mitigation solution allows customers to save valuable time between the identification of an attack and the implementation of remediation schemes. BGP Flowspec’s ability to take a surgical approach to traffic filtering, through the Network Layer Reachability Information (NLRI) functionality, enables the identification of specific traffic flows that should be discarded as a component of a DDoS attack.

“Given the number of threat vectors on the Internet, it’s absolutely essential that carriers and enterprise customers have the latest in DDoS mitigation capabilities in today’s environment,” states Al DiGabriele, Senior Vice President of Product Management and Marketing at Hibernia Networks. “Hibernia Networks’ IP Transit customers gain a more effective and precise security response tool with BGP Flowspec.”