U.S. DDoS Protection Company, Sharktech, Expands into Europe

Sharktech, a DDoS protection company headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada, has announced the opening of its Amsterdam data center, bringing automatic DDoS protection to European companies’ IT infrastructure.

Sharktech’s new Amsterdam data center facility features PCI and ISO compliance, state-of-the-art security, and 24×7 NOC services. Other tenants include eBay, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC), Bosch and IBM. Sharktech’s customers would greatly benefit by the additional Point-of-Presence (PoP) as it more efficiently negates attacks originating in Europe.

sharktech-ddos-protectionDesigned to take advantage of its globally-distributed network of data centers, Sharktech’s proprietary ’Anycast’ DDoS protection technology routes visitors to the nearest data center. As a result, Internet resources – on average – would load twice as fast for visitors regardless of where they are located, according to the DDoS protection provider.

Sharktech’s global connectivity is demonstrated in its partnership with China Unicom and China Telecom, which elected Sharktech as company in the U.S. optimized to serve Asia with the fastest pipes and DDoS protection up to 100 Gbps.

“European customers have been targeted with the largest recorded DDoS attacks – peaking higher than the infamous Spamhaus attack – yet Europe hasn’t many viable options for DDoS protection,” said Tim Timrawi, Sharktech President. “DDoS attacks of all forms and sizes can be stopped automatically and affordably by hosting with Sharktech or by having Sharktech protect your existing host. We’ve now brought Sharktech’s DDoS protection – which is proven in the United States and Asia – to Europe.”

For a list of regional data centers or for more information, please visit their website.