International digital telecommunications infrastructure provider, Telxius, has strengthened its defenses against Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attacks by establishing two new scrubbing centers in Latin America. This move would enhance the company’s existing DDoS mitigation capabilities in the United States and Europe.
The newly established DDoS scrubbing facilities are strategically located on the Pacific coast in Lurín, Peru, and on the Atlantic coast in Santos, Brazil, to bolster the mitigation capacity of the company’s anti-DDoS service. These DDoS scrubbing centers leverage the company’s “low-latency, high-availability” undersea cable infrastructure to manage traffic efficiently.
According to Mónica Martínez, the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) at Telxius, the new facilities will provide customers with increased overall DDoS prevention capacity and improved defenses against DDoS attacks. “The strategic location of the mitigators, one on each coast of the continent, will also result in a significant improvement in the latency of the delivery of scrubbed traffic in certain regions of South America,” Martínez said.
Telxius Network Backbone
These new DDoS scrubbing centers would add to the security services and infrastructure that Telxius already provides in Latin America through its network of high-capacity fiber-optic undersea cables. These cables would empower the region to meet the needs of businesses and individuals participating in the global digital economy.
The Telxius network backbone spans over 82,000 kilometers of high-capacity fiber-optic undersea cables, including seven next-generation networks: Marea, Brusa, Dunant, Tannat, Junior, Mistral, and the recently disclosed Tikal. Five of these cables are located in Latin American countries.
Telxius also operates a Tier-1 international IP network (AS 12956) that offers direct Internet communication to major carriers and ISPs. This network has a capacity of more than 20 Tbps and provides a diverse range of capacity, collocation, and security services across the globe.