Level 3 Adds New Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) Mitigation Offering

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Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE: LVLT), a Fortune 500 company that provides U.S. and global communications services to enterprise, government and carrier customers, has enhanced its managed security portfolio with its DDoS Mitigation Service – a new tool for enterprises looking to safeguard their critical data and systems.

level-3The global DDoS Mitigation Service provides enhanced network routing, rate limiting and IP filtering alongside a network-based detection and mitigation scrubbing solution. Additionally, enterprises would gain the benefits of threat intelligence used by Level 3’s Security Operations Center (SOC).

The vast level of visibility would come from the company’s Content Delivery Network (CDN), IP and Domain Name System (DNS) networks. The addition of Level 3‘s threat analysis capabilities and managed security services would enable it to assist enterprises in building a strong security posture to address today’s complex threat landscape.

Additional benefits of the new DDoS Mitigation Service would include:

  • Improved Performance – Ensure website, core applications and infrastructure remain secure and available
  • Greater Security – Defend against a wide range of attack types and sizes from layers 3 to 7
  • Reduced Costs – Minimize upfront capital expenditures while providing multiple protection options for any IT budget
  • Global and Scalable Coverage – Support flexible and growing networks in locations around the globe with scrubbing centers distributed throughout the world, not just in North America

ddos-mitigation“Throughout my tenure in the cybersecurity business, I have never seen such an accelerated and sophisticated cyber threat landscape – and attacks will only continue to grow in frequency, size and complexity,” said Chris Richter, senior vice president of managed security services at Level 3. “Level 3 has leveraged its global network infrastructure and managed security services with leading detection and mitigation technologies to provide our customers with a truly advanced layer of defense against these evolving exploits.”