Pragma Security Joins France-IX’s Marketplace

Pragma Security joins France-IX’s marketplace

10 September 2019 | Jason McGee-Abe

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France-IX has announced today that managed cybersecurity services specialist Pragma Security has joined its marketplace as a seller in Paris, boosting the services on offer to IXP members.

The 400+ networks, which comprise the membership of the France-IX Paris peering community, will from this month be able to start securing their websites, infrastructures and applications hosted in the cloud with flexibility and efficiency.

“Joining the France-IX marketplace was a natural decision for us as the IXP gathers a very active community of French networks, which are able to take full advantage of their connection ports by subscribing to complementary network security services, such as the ones we offer them in cybersecurity,” says Matthieu Texier, founder at Pragma Security.

A pure cybersecurity player and the exclusive partner of QRator Labs, which is a global DDoS mitigation solution provider, Pragma Security is offering a comprehensive range of solutions via the France-IX marketplace. France-IX’s new services portfolio will now include one of the world’s largest AS-path collection tools, DDoS mitigation, web application firewall (WAF), DNS protection, telemetry and network analytics.

Pragma Security also provides anti-DDoS protection against both volumetric DDoS attacks on infrastructure, through the QRator Ingress mitigation service, and application layer DDoS attacks through QRator services. The anti-DDoS protection is flexible to France-IX members’ needs: it can be either always-on or activated temporarily, for example to anticipate an e-commerce peak season. Thanks to 30 scrubbing sites worldwide – including a local one in France – and a treatment capacity of 1.5 billion packets per second, the maximum response time to an attack (with always-on anti-DDoS protection) is 30 seconds.

The provisioning of these Pragma Security’s services is done via private VLANs between the Pragma Security and France-IX members’ peering ports, this setup ensures that Pragma Security sends back cleaned traffic to the member with high service level agreement (SLA) levels, along with real-time reporting tools.

“Enterprises today are facing cyber-threats that are constantly increasing in sophistication, while growing their applications and infrastructures. In this context, only a specialised player can support and offer them a set of solutions covering all the vectors of DDoS attacks. We are delighted to keep providing added value services to our members by partnering today with Pragma Security, the only specialist on the French market able to offer such a comprehensive range of solutions from infrastructure to application protection, to the monitoring and detection of Internet routing anomalies,” added Franck Simon, president at France IX Services, the premier internet peering service provider in France