Gcore Launches DDoS Scrubbing Center in London, UK

Gcore - Andrew Slastenov
“There’s no need to explain why London is important to us,” said Andrew Slastenov, Head of Web Security at Gcore.

A new DDoS Protection Point-of-Presence (PoP) for Gcore, a global supplier of CDN, cloud and edge infrastructure solutions headquartered in Luxembourg, has been launched in London, United Kingdom. This DDoS scrubbing center, which has a filtering capacity of more than 1Tbps and PoPs in Germany and the Netherlands, is intended to make it simpler for clients from across the world to operate in European markets.

“There’s no need to explain why London is important to us. As a cloud infrastructure provider, we consider it essential to provide you with everything you need to work securely in a city with one of the highest business activity values in the world,” said Andrew Slastenov, Head of Web Security at Gcore. “The new cleaning center in our London data center serves this purpose. It enables us to filter traffic close to your users quickly and only send valid packets to a protected resource. According to Gcore analysts, DDoS protection is highly essential in 2022, as the aver-age power of recorded attacks has more than doubled this year. In 2021, it was 300 Gbps, and now it’s already 700 Gbps.”

VMs, Bare Metal, Dedicated Servers

The new Gcore DDoS Protection PoP in London will now handle traffic from the UK and its surrounding areas. According to Gcore, it would provide the following functionality:

  • Less than 1ms latency in London
  • In other parts of the UK, there would be a 5-10ms lag
  • DDoS filtering capability of more than 1Tbps
  • DDoS protection servers powered by Intel Xeon Scalable processors from the third generation

The new Gcore DDoS Protection scrubbing facility has established itself as an increasingly important component of Gcore’s protection architecture, protecting clients from L3, L4, and L7 threats. It would be appropriate for all users, including enterprises, governmental agencies, start-ups, and independent developers.

Users of Gcore’s virtual machines (VMs), bare metal servers, as well as users with dedicated servers located in other data centers can get Gcore Protection.

Gcore is a global service provider of hosting, security, content delivery, public cloud, and edge computing solutions. The company manages its own network backbone and global IT infrastructure across 6 continents. The Gcore network backbone has more than 140 Points-of-Presence (PoPs) in Tier IV and Tier III data centers, with a combined capacity of more than 110Tbps.