CenturyLink Launches Appliance Option for Its DDoS Mitigation Service

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CenturyLink Technology Solutions, a large U.S. provider of colocation and cloud hosting services, has launched a mitigation appliance option for its DDoS Mitigation Service. Through the integration of a network-based solution with an on-site appliance, CenturyLink is able to serve businesses that require always-on mitigation and deliver protection for multiple third-party networks.

colocation-centurylinkCenturyLink’s DDoS Mitigation Service detects attack traffic – at the network level and through a mitigation appliance – before it impacts an organization’s infrastructure.

“DDoS attacks continue to evolve, becoming more sophisticated in scale and complexity and resulting in greater downtime for organizations,” said Chris Richter, vice president, managed security products and services, at CenturyLink Technology Solutions. “We designed our DDoS service to enable global protection through multiple cleansing centers around the world and flexible commercial terms. With the integration of a network-based solution with an on-site appliance, we can further serve businesses that require always-on mitigation and deliver protection for multiple third-party networks while providing full visibility and reporting across all of their networks.”

High-end DDoS mitigation

A team of security experts monitor CenturyLink’s global mitigation system, which analyzes traffic 24/7 and diverts and scrubs potentially malicious packets. The solution protects environments whether they are accessed via CenturyLink’s network, one of CenturyLink’s more than 55 data centers, customer premises or a third-party data center or network.

“Businesses need to be proactive and vigilant when it comes to protecting their assets from potential DDoS attacks,” said Christina Richmond, program director, security services, at IDC. “With CenturyLink’s new mitigation appliance option, the company moves to a higher echelon of DDoS mitigation providers that offer true defense-in-depth designed to mitigate DDoS attacks at multiple layers and further extends its already-strong security portfolio.”

CenturyLink’s DDoS Mitigation Service with the new mitigation appliance option employs advanced layers of defense, improving availability of customer’s infrastructure and reducing the likelihood of future DDoS attacks. It would also keep security costs manageable, with a pricing model based on usage and no required hardware or software.