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Massively Scalable Routers Protect Global Network Traffic Against DDoS Attacks

Published 8 Jan 2018

This Australian-based data center and cloud service provider (CSP) hosts hundreds of thousands of Internet Web sites and cloud services for local, national, and international businesses and government agencies. Core business services range from basic Web hosting to cloud services, disaster recovery solutions, security surveillance, and many others. But one of its best-known capabilities is its Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) protection. When the CSP first began offering services, it used a Cisco platform. As the company grew, the more attractive it became as a target for cyber terrorists. Suddenly, DDoS attacks were bringing the network to its knees, and the CSP team had no idea where the traffic was coming from. When an attack occurred and the network routers could not provide source and destination data while also passing traffic it became clear a new solution was needed. They chose Extreme Networks MLXe Routers so that they could route large amounts of unwanted traffic and survive the very worst possible day.

Challenge

  •  Deliver highly available services to global clients in spite of nonstop DDoS attacks

Benefits of the new network solution include:

  • Deployed 700 gigabytes of capacity across a global network infrastructure
  • Delivers clean traffic with minimal latency or rerouting across the network
  • Successfully mitigates hundreds of DDoS attacks daily

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