- U.K.-based ISP fends off increasingly frequent attacks to deliver security and uptime
LONDON, Sept. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- NSFOCUS, a global provider of solutions and services for distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) detection and mitigation, today announced that M247, a hosting provider based in Manchester, England, has deployed the NSFOCUS Anti-DDoS System (ADS). The solution, which mitigates DDoS attacks, will help M247 enhance its security infrastructure and enable the company to protect its customers against increasingly intense DDoS attacks.
M247 has customers across industries and throughout Europe that have been susceptible to DDoS attacks, which are driven by economic interests, hacktivism, cyber war or other motives. This rising attack traffic has ranged from several Gbps to dozens of Gbps in various forms, such as SYN Flood, UDP Flood and HTTP Flood. As a result, M247 and its customers were afflicted by degraded network service quality, as well as growing maintenance burdens. The deployment of NSFOCUS ADS resolves these issues by curbing volumetric attacks up to 10 Gbps.
"Our European network carries massive volumes of traffic for customers that trust us to deliver superior security and uptime. We evaluated a number of anti-DDoS platforms and found that the NSFOCUS proposal superseded our requirements in terms of traffic visualisation, analysis and protection," said Chris Byrd, technical director at M247. "We've been impressed with the level of support from NSFOCUS, and the ADS platform reinforces our position as one of Europe's leading hosting and network service providers."
Bo Yu, NSFOCUS regional director for the U.K., Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg, said, "Equipped with NSFOCUS' advanced ADS solutions, M247 can now avoid the kind of complex DDoS attacks that result in significant business losses. This is a competitive differentiator for any hosting provider, especially as the frequency and intensity of these attacks escalate."
Manchester based M247 was founded in May 2000. It currently specializes in hosting, broadband access, data security consultation, information and telecommunication technology consultation, etc. Throughout over ten year's development, it focuses on the key objectives of providing the best quality services and customer satisfaction within everyone's price range. Its products and services have developed rapidly. According to Deloitte Consulting, M247 ranked fourth fastest growing technology company in the North of England. Moreover, it boasts the most environment-friendly and green data center, connecting to major Internet exchanges worldwide via advanced 10 / 20 Gbps IP and MPLS network.
Founded in 2000, NSFOCUS provides enterprise-level, carrier-grade solutions and services for distributed denial of service (DDoS) mitigation, Web security and enterprise-level network security. With more than 10 years of experience in DDoS research and development and mitigation, NSFOCUS has helped customers around the world maintain high levels of Internet security, website uptime and business operations to ensure that their online systems remain available. The NSFOCUS Anti-DDoS System (ADS) empowers customers to find and fend off a variety of incidents, from simple network layer attacks to more sophisticated and potentially damaging application-layer attacks, all while guaranteeing legitimate traffic gets through to networks and corporate-critical systems. For more information, visit www.nsfocus.com.