UK Colocation Company C4L Selects A10 Networks Thunder TPS to Mitigate DDoS Attacks

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C4L, a colocation, cloud hosting services and connectivity solutions provider based in the UK, has selected the A10 Networks Thunder TPS Threat Protection Systems to mitigate sophisticated distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks and improve service availability. C4L will also use the A10 Thunder TPS platform to launch a new set of services, delivering additional DDoS protection for clients across its 300 network-connected locations.

UK-headquartered C4L is a colocation, connectivity, cloud hosting services and communications provider headquartered on the UK’s South Coast, providing access to over 100 UK data centers and more than 300 globally. The company conducted a deep technical evaluation of several vendors across a range of DDoS and related attack scenarios, concluding that A10 Networks offered the solution that best fits their needs.

c4l-data-centersThe company is deploying the A10 Thunder 6435 TPS at its primary London core network with a strategy to extend additional units based on demands from clients.

“We have rapidly expanded our CoreTX network and already invest in DDoS and extensive security systems, but felt that with an increased threat landscape, the A10 Thunder TPS provided the best performance versus price combination,” said Alex Cruz Farmer, Technical Director for C4L. “The solution allows us to further strengthen our own security posture and extend DDoS as an additional value-added service for our clients.”

The Thunder TPS deployment at C4L provides deep traffic visibility to spot anomalies across the traffic spectrum, and protects against multiple classes of attack vectors, including volumetric, protocol, and sophisticated application-layer attacks, which are detected and mitigated to prevent a service from becoming unavailable.

446 million packets per second

a10-networksThe initial TPS pair at C4L will offer DDoS mitigation capacity of up to 310 Gbps and scales up to 446 million packets per second. The A10 Thunder TPS security and policy engine (SPE) models leverage specialized hardware to perform security and policy enforcement at high speeds. This includes the hardware-based flexible traffic accelerator (FTA) technology, which can immediately detect and mitigate over 50 common infrastructure attacks.

“The introduction of Thunder TPS has been a seamless process and is already delivering an enhanced level of security for our infrastructure,” added Alex Cruz Farmer. “As we move forward, we plan to offer an enhanced level of security service to our clients to allow for more granular security and flexibility options.”