Consolidated Communications Unveils DDoS Mitigation Solution

Broadband and business communications provider, Consolidated Communications Holdings (NASDAQ:CNSL), formerly named FairPoint Communications, has unveiled its Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) Mitigation solution. This offering expands Consolidated Communications’ security portfolio with a new solution that provides an enhanced level of proactive protection and security against malicious DDoS threats.

DDoS Mitigation is the latest addition to Consolidated Communications’ suite of security services, including Cloud Secure and On-Site Secure.

Consolidated’s DDoS Mitigation solution would offer customers “robust” reporting and analytics, and a deeper view into traffic trends and potential threats, with the network intelligence to take corrective action before an organization’s infrastructure is impacted. Consolidated customers are notified when potential DDoS attacks are identified and work begins immediately by Consolidated Communications’ experienced managed security team to initiate mitigation on all affected circuits 24×7.

Protecting Uptime

Consolidated Communications’ edge technologies would ensure that during attacks legitimate traffic is still able to reach a customer’s network, protecting uptime and mitigating the risks associated with malicious attacks.

“Security is paramount for our business customers,” said Doug Abolt, vice president of commercial product management at Consolidated Communications. “With more than half of all businesses experiencing a DDoS attack at least once a year and these attacks becoming more sophisticated, Consolidated Communications provides an enhanced level of DDoS protection. Our turnkey installation and proactive monitoring ensures increased productivity and cost savings as we guard businesses from attacks that could cripple their network and systems.”

Leveraging its advanced fiber optic network spanning more than 36,000 fiber route miles, Consolidated Communications offers a wide range of communications solutions, including data, voice, video, managed services, cloud computing and wireless backhaul.

Headquartered in Mattoon, Illinois, Consolidated Communications has been providing services in many of its markets for more than a century.