09 February 2018
| James Pearce
NetIX has launched a new distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack mitigation product aimed at its telecoms customers and partners.
DDoS is a growing threat across the
market, according to figures from Corero Network Security.
Figures shared with Capacity found its customers experienced an
average of 237 DDoS attack attempts a month during Q3 2017 -
the equivalent of eight attacks per day, and double the amount
The figures, which can be found in
Capacity's Security special report, showed a 35% increase
per quarter in 2017. 96% of attacks measured were 5Gbps or
less, highlighting the need for mitigation.
The newly-launched DDoS-IX platform provides a complex
solution for mitigating DDoS attacks in an internet exchange
environment while keeping the traffic local.
It is based on NetIX’s existing platform, which
serves more than 90 members, and overcomes issues around
blackholing, the internet exchange firm claims, by keeping
"It is based on a working and trusted platform telco
networks rely on. Due to IXPs different environment, the
service advances in protection," NetIX said as it announced the
new DDoS protection platform.
"The importance of every bit nowadays urges all of us to be
more careful with not losing any legitimate traffic. This is
why every business benefits from using DDoS-IX."
NetIX’s platform currently connects 20 other
IXPs, serves more than 90 members reaching more than 3,800
direct peers in 20 data centers throughout Europe, and
delivers more than 360 Gbps of traffic.