RabbitRun Technologies, a St. Petersburg, Florida-based manufacturer of innovative SD-WAN products powered by “agile” edge devices, has announced the expansion of its product suite by offering cloud voice providers protection from the growing threat of DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attacks.
Ransomware actors would target voice service providers by disrupting end users’ ability to make and receive SIP (Session Initialization Protocol) phone calls with a flood of concentrated traffic to the provider’s SIP infrastructure.
Now, RabbitRun Technologies has announced the launch of its DDoS protection for SIP proviiders. The company has planned the DDoS mitigation solution to be available as an add-on functionality in Q4 2021.
“The same technology that we use to optimize uptime for business-critical applications at the customer premise can be used by SIP service providers to help ensure that their customers are always able to reach their networks,” said Eric Hernaez, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at RabbitRun. “With RabbitRun’s DDoS mitigation solution, consisting of an SDWAN Controller installed at the service provider’s data center and a low-cost SDWAN Edge device installed at the customer premise, RabbitRun customers will be able to provide end users with a means of accessing its resources unimpeded.”
DDoS Protection SIP Providers
Telecom service providers providing UCaaS, CCaaS and SIP cloud trunking solutions are susceptible to DDoS assaults as SIP border controllers and proxies are usually network-unprotected, stated RabbitRun. If these network elements become the DDoS attack vectors, all end-customers connecting to them might be left without service.
The risk presented by this threat was highlighted last month when two of the largest providers of SIP telephone numbers came under attack, leaving hundreds of thousands of organizations unattainable. With DDoS assaults rising in frequency and size, the risk of a service interruption is greater than ever for any cloud voice provider, stated RabbitRun.
“Our DDoS protection solution is to mitigate the attack surface in two ways,” said Pat Saavedra, Founder & CTO of RabbitRun Technologies. “First, by allowing only authorized and encrypted sessions to reach the provider’s SIP infrastructure, the number of spurious sessions will greatly decrease. Second, in cases where the volume of DDoS traffic renders an interface or network connection unreachable due to bandwidth saturation, traffic will be seamlessly moved to another controller using RabbitRun’s proprietary floating overlay technology.”