PCCW, Alibaba Cloud partner on anti-DDoS for enterprises

PCCW Global has partnered with Alibaba Cloud to expand their collaboration to provide cloud-based anti-DDoS security products to businesses.

The two firms first began working together in June 2015, launching network and data centre services in Hong Kong. The expanded partnership will see PCCW bring Alibaba Cloud’s anti-DDoS products to international businesses.

The products on offer will include protection against complex layer 7 application-level attacks, monitoring tools and real-time threat visibility.

“We are pleased to be playing a role in extending Alibaba Cloud’s capabilities to new markets. The relationship with Alibaba Cloud is a remarkable opportunity to provide our combined customers with the very best in data security, customer-service quality, and network coverage," said Marc Halbfinger, chief executive officer of PCCW Global.

“Adding Alibaba Cloud’s security products to our threat identification systems will offer enterprises a holistic perspective of complete security needs.”

Alibaba Cloud’s track record of preventing DDoS attacks includes processing a peak order volume of over 140,000 orders per second during Alibaba Group’s 11.11 Global Shopping Festival last year.

It also protected a gaming app company from what I claims is one of the largest cyber-attacks in history in December 2014. The anti-DDoS tools prevented the 14-hour long attack despite peak attacking traffic of 453.8Gbps.

A DDoS attack occurs when multiple systems are used to flood the access capacity of a targeted system, causing an overload.

Sicheng Yu, vice president of Alibaba Group and general manager of Alibaba Cloud Global, added: “We are excited to deepen our strategic cooperation with PCCW Global. It is a great collaboration to empower both of our customers in Hong Kong and Asia by leveraging Alibaba Cloud’s robust cloud security capability and PCCW Global’s expertise in international network.”

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