Nexusguard AI Brings DDoS Mitigation with Automated Route Engineering Powered by SDN

Nexusguard, a global provider of distributed denial of service (DDoS) security solutions, has announced its new solution, Nexusguard AI. This DDoS mitigation solution features automated route engineering powered by software-defined networking (SDN).

The new capability addresses a number of business IT challenges associated with large-scale or multiple DDoS attacks, automating the management of all network resources in real-time to route traffic across Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and promote scrubbing center health effectively.

As true with all DDoS protection, mitigation effectiveness is often at the mercy of the upstream service providers. If an attack is too large or persists over a long period of time, potential collateral damage and overages incurred by the upstream ISPs ultimately could drive their decisions to degrade or drop all traffic to the destination.

ddos-mitiigationConstant orchestration and shifting traffic present new variables that can go awry during an attack mitigation. Nexusguard AI automates route engineering to optimize traffic through Nexusguard’s vast network of service providers, avoiding upstream network traffic challenges that lead to outages during a DDoS attack. Nexusguard AI is now active and integrated into all Nexusguard services.

The real time tracking of ISP resources balanced against scrubbing center capacities, attack type and the protected customer profile would not only increase the mitigation effectiveness during an attack, but also minimize collateral damage to other resident customers under protection and eliminate human error. This automated intelligence empowers Nexusguard’s security operations center (SOC) to make swift decisions on traffic handling and deliver DDoS mitigation with maximum success.

“Due to the high-profile outages that have hit large brands over busy seasons in the past, most website operators are concerned about outages stemming from DDoS attacks during the upcoming holidays,” said Bill Barry, executive vice president of global strategy at Nexusguard. “It’s a problem everyone in the industry needs to get ahead of.

Nexusguard AI truly optimizes how traffic is routed to us, bolstering not only mitigation effectiveness but also the resiliency of our network and for our service provider partners.”