(The Hosting News) – NSFOCUS, Inc., a global provider of solutions for distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) detection and mitigation, today announced a partnership with Black Lotus, a leader in DDoS mitigation to service providers and enterprises, to deploy scrubbing centers that will ultimately deliver to its service provider customers an additional 1,000 Gbps of DDoS mitigation capacity, well in excess of the largest known attacks weighing in at more than 300 Gbps.
Commencing with the Black Lotus location at Ashburn, Va. as the first point of presence, NSFOCUS will deploy several hundred gigabits of capacity to each site, providing an additional safety net to NSFOCUS Anti-DDoS System (ADS) customers to defend against the world’s largest attacks. Many service providers that use the ADS for DDoS mitigation previously provided service only to small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs). Now these companies will be able to open new lines of business with enterprises that require more expansive protection and infrastructure redundancy. NSFOCUS’ proprietary collaboration protocol creates automatic notification and diversion when an attack exceeds on-premise capabilities, so service providers that have deployed ADS technology can deliver lower overhead costs, latency and response time to their customers.
“Black Lotus is excited to partner with NSFOCUS to further extend our DDoS mitigation capacity to our new Ashburn location. Our company’s expertise in providing competent, enterprise-grade DDoS mitigation services to hosting networks and enterprises, combined with NSFOCUS’ expertise in developing and servicing best-in-breed DDoS mitigation hardware, allow us to remain competitive and stay on the cutting edge of today’s increasingly large and complex DDoS threats,” said Jeffrey Lyon, founder of Black Lotus. “Expanding with NSFOCUS represents a paradigm shift in the availability and quality of DDoS mitigation to companies of all types and sizes.”
NSFOCUS’ plan to open scrubbing centers for its service provider customers in North America completes NSFOCUS’ three-tiered anti-DDoS model. At the first tier, NSFOCUS delivers on-premise ADS2000 and ADS4000 series appliance-based solutions, which are ideal to protect latency-sensitive end users from application layer attacks that are frequent, relatively small in size and short in duration. At the second tier, NSFOCUS provides comprehensive anti-DDoS capability to service provider partners via its ADS6020 and Managed Security Service (MSS) offering. Now, in partnership with Black Lotus in North America for its first launch, NSFOCUS delivers end-to-end protection through globally deployed scrubbing centers, which can mitigate attacks more than three times bigger than the largest known attack to date.
“This scrubbing center collaboration demonstrates our strong commitment to NSFOCUS’ service provider customers. DDoS attacks can cost significant losses in revenue, corporate reputation and customer trust, and they happen more often than we would like to see. The industry not only needs a level of protection to match the attack size, but also a way to seamlessly connect the end user, the service provider and the scrubbing center right at the moment when defensive measures become necessary,” said Frank Ip, vice president of U.S. operations for NSFOCUS. “NSFOCUS now delivers three tiers of security that automatically kick in as needed when an attacker launches a DDoS assault, so our partners can ensure their customers are protected even against massive attacks.”
Founded in 2000, NSFOCUS, Inc. (NSFOCUS) provides enterprise-level, carrier-grade solutions and services for distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) mitigation, Web security and enterprise-level network security. With more than 13 years of experience in DDoS research and development and mitigation, NSFOCUS has helped customers around the world maintain high levels of Internet security, website uptime and business operations to ensure that their online systems remain available. The NSFOCUS Anti-DDoS System (ADS) empowers customers to find and fend off a variety of incidents, from simple network-layer attacks to more sophisticated and potentially damaging application-layer attacks, all while guaranteeing legitimate traffic gets through to networks and corporate-critical systems. For more information, visit www.nsfocus.com.
About Black Lotus
Black Lotus Communications is a security innovator that pioneered the first commercially viable DDoS mitigation solutions. These advanced solutions enhance the security posture of small and medium businesses and enterprise clients while reducing capital expenditures, managing risk, ensuring compliance, and improving earnings and retention. Breakthrough developments at Black Lotus include the world’s first DDoS-protected hosting network, the first IPv6 DDoS mitigation environment, and the first highly effective Layer 7 attack mitigation strategy. For more information, visit www.blacklotus.net.