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FirstLight deploys DDoS protection and mitigation solution

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FirstLight has launched a Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) mitigation solution to help defend against the growing threat of DDoS attacks.

FirstLight’s DDoS protection and mitigation solution helps monitor, detect and mitigate suspicious traffic, DDoS attacks and malicious activity.

“Regardless of company size or industry, a solution to mitigate DDoS is increasingly important for all organisations to consider,” said Maura Mahoney, senior vice president of marketing and product management at FirstLight. “In fact, a recent survey of more than 640 IT security and operations professionals revealed that 38% of respondents ranked Distributed Denial-of-Service attacks as their most significant IT security concern. Our DDoS solution can offer peace of mind by quickly detecting and then mitigating attacks while allowing valid traffic to continue to be delivered throughout the ordeal.”

Additionally, FirstLight’s DDoS solution helps prevent intrusions with sophisticated algorithms that identify suspicious traffic and potential incidents. Should an attack happen, legitimate traffic can still reach a customer’s network, eliminating downtime and mitigating risk.

It also filters network activity, continually identifying potential threats and monitoring for unusual or malicious activity. Analytics are provided through a user-friendly portal, along with automated notifications and alerts.

“We are pleased to offer this service in response to customer demand,” said Kurt Van Wagenen, president and CEO of FirstLight. “It is a perfect complement to our low-latency, dedicated Internet solution. We feel it is a particularly relevant and prudent service given the proliferation of connected devices through the Internet of Things (IoT). This solution serves as an important defence against malicious attacks and could provide a critical lifeline to companies during an attack.”

Last year, FirstLight completed the acquisition of Todd Cable Construction to expand its fibre network capabilities and pursue development opportunities such as turnkey solutions to support 5G.

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