Cloud hosting provider Linode has announced the launch of free DDoS protection across its global network of 11 data centers. This service is intended to help mitigate the impact of distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks for Linode clients.
Like it has done with other “critical” services, Linode is making this additional layer of protection free for every one of its customers, no matter how big or small.
“DDoS attacks are a clear and present danger for anyone doing business in the cloud today,” said Dan Spataro, Director of Infrastructure at Linode. “We’ve invested heavily in the capacity to mitigate these attacks across our global network and built the predictive technologies necessary to automatically detect and neutralize threats at our network edge before they can impact service. Coupled with our soon to be released Cloud Firewall solution, we’re giving customers the enhancements they need to scale with confidence
When a DDoS threat is detected, Linode would block the attack inline, then distribute the increased traffic across its global fiber backbone. The new capability was designed to further minimize any impact to a customer’s services by addressing a broad range of DDoS attack methods, including UDP, SYN, HTTP floods, and more.“Linode has been known for the quality and performance of the network it has built over the past 16 years,” said Liam Eagle, research vice president at 451 Research.
“Continuing to add capabilities like DDoS protection is how smaller, customer focused cloud providers are giving developers and the companies they work for viable alternatives to the large public cloud providers.”