Level 3 opens DDoS scrubbing centers in APAC

Networks Asia staff
Networks Asia

Multinational companies located in the Asia-Pacific region now have access to Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) mitigation solutions from Level 3 Communications.

The new scrubbing centers in Hong Kong, Tokyo and Singapore signify an expansion of the company's security service functionality. The company says its security solutions provide layers of defense through enhanced network routing, rate limiting and filtering that can be paired with cloud-based scrubbing for a more comprehensive mitigation solution.

The Asia-Pacific region is key for both Asian and multinational enterprises which demand global security services — making Level 3's cybersecurity solutions and global presence essential.

Level 3 began operating in Asia Pacific in 2004. The company has 14 on-net markets throughout Asia Pacific with service reach to more than 50 markets in the region. Level 3 offers its customers in the region VPN, direct internet access, Ethernet VPL, managed services, unified communications, CDN and security solutions.

Level 3 opened the additional scrubbing centers to provide customers with infrastructure in the region to quickly mitigate attacks with less disruption to business operations.

Level 3's DDoS ingest capacity, 4.5 terabits per second, provides a high capacity to ingest massive attacks so customers can get back to business as usual.

The service is carrier agnostic and pulls all customer traffic into Level 3's globally located scrubbing centers for cleansing before forwarding legitimate traffic through a private connection or the public internet.

Level 3 now has 11 scrubbing centers on four continents. Other locations include São Paulo, Frankfurt, London, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York and Washington, DC.

24/7 Security Operations Centers detect anomalies in global NetFlow sessions, perform impact analyses, notify customers of threatening conditions and then help them mitigate the issue.

Australia, China and Hong Kong are listed among the most vulnerable to cyberattacks, according to a report by Project Sonar.

IoT-compromizing malware research by Level 3 Threat Research Labs reveals many connected devices are being compromised and enabling attacks reaching in excess of 600 Gbps.

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