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
"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.
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.