Level 3 opens Asia DDoS scrubbing centers in HK, Tokyo and Singapore

Multinational companies located in the Asia-Pacific region now have access to Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) mitigation solutions from Level 3 Communications Inc of the US. The new scrubbing centers in Hong Kong, Tokyo and Singapore signify an expansion of the company’s security service functionality. Level 3’s security solutions provide layers of defense through enhanced network routing, rate limiting and filtering that can be paired with cloud-based scrubbing for a more comprehensive mitigation solution. The Asia-Pacific region is key for both Asian and multinational enterprises which demand global security services — making Level 3’s cybersecurity solutions and global presence essential.
Australia, China and Hong Kong are listed among the most vulnerable to cyberattacks, according to a report by Project Sonar. 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.
Level 3 opened the additional scrubbing centers to provide customers with infrastructure in the region to quickly mitigate attacks with less disruption to business operations. Level 3’s DDoS ingest capacity, 4.5 terabits per second, provides a high capacity to ingest massive attacks so customers can get back to business as usual. The service is carrier agnostic and pulls all customer traffic into Level 3’s globally located scrubbing centers for cleansing before forwarding legitimate traffic through a private connection or the public internet. Level 3 now has 11 scrubbing centers on four continents. Other locations include São Paulo, Frankfurt, London, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York and Washington DC. 24/7 Security Operations Centers detect anomalies in global NetFlow sessions, perform impact analyses, notify customers of threatening conditions and then help them mitigate the issue. Level 3’s customers benefit from its global threat research, intelligence and mitigation actions, helping to create a safer internet ecosystem.
Anthony Christie, Chief Marketing Officer, Level 3, said: “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. Our expansive view of threats coupled with our full suite of enterprise networking services supports companies of all sizes located anywhere on the globe.”