Level 3 launches DDoS scrubbing centres in APAC

16 January 2017 | Jason Mcgee-Abe

Level 3 Communications has expanded its security service functionality by opening regional distributed denial of service (DDoS) mitigation scrubbing centres in Hong Kong, Singapore and Tokyo.

The additional infrastructure in Asia-Pacific will help Level 3 multinational customers’ networks to quickly mitigate attacks with less disruption to business operations. Layers of defence is provided through enhanced network routing, rate limiting and filtering that can be paired with cloud-based scrubbing for a more comprehensive mitigation solution.

"Our customers need an adaptive approach to tackling today's threat environment. The disciplined approach we've taken to monitoring the threat landscape to protect our network has put us in a unique position to work with our customers in Asia-Pacific to identify and mitigate cybersecurity threats," said Anthony Christie, chief marketing officer at Level 3.

"Our expansive view of threats coupled with our full suite of enterprise networking services supports companies of all sizes located anywhere on the globe."  

Level 3, which began operating in Asia-Pacific in 2004, has 14 on-net markets throughout the region with service reach to more than 50 markets in the region. Its DDoS ingest 4.5Tbps capacity provides a high capacity to ingest massive attacks so customers can get back to business as usual.

The service, which is helping to create a safer internet ecosystem, is carrier agnostic and pulls all customer traffic into Level 3's globally located scrubbing centres for cleansing before forwarding legitimate traffic through a private connection or the public internet. Security operations centres detect anomalies in global NetFlow sessions, perform impact analyses, notify customers of threatening conditions and then help them mitigate issues.

Level 3 now has 11 scrubbing centres across four continents. Other locations include São Paulo, Frankfurt, London, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York and Washington, D.C.

Asia-Pacific Threat Landscape

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

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Topics: Level 3, Asia, APAC, DDoS, mitigation, Hong Kong, Singapore, Tokyo, IoT