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Press Release -- February 22nd, 2016
Source: Level 3 Communications

Level 3 Opens First Latin American DDoS Scrubbing Center in São Paulo

BROOMFIELD, Colo., Feb. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Level 3 Communications, Inc. (LVLT) continues to invest in its managed security portfolio by opening its first Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) scrubbing center in São Paulo. The new scrubbing center signifies an expansion in the company’s security service functionality for Latin America and the availability of additional dedicated security personnel for the region. Customers will benefit from improved network performance and reduced network latency from the expansion.

Level 3 Threat Research Labs tracked traffic from command-and-control servers in Latin America to identify attack risk or compromise potential during ...

Level 3’s security solutions provide layers of defense through enhanced network routing, rate limiting and filtering that can be paired with advanced network-based detection and mitigation scrubbing center solutions. All of Level 3’s security solutions benefit from the global threat intelligence derived from the company’s expansive view of the threat landscape. The opening of the São Paulo scrubbing center arrives on the heels of the launch of Level 3’s European Security Operations Center, located in London. In 2016, Level 3 will continue to expand its global security offerings and functionality.

Key Facts:

  • Level 3 DDoS Mitigation Service is carrier agnostic and pulls customer traffic into Level 3’s globally located scrubbing centers for cleansing before forwarding legitimate traffic through a private connection or the public Internet.
  • The company’s vast DDoS ingest capacity, 4.5 terabits per second, provides a high capacity, low latency solution.
  • This is Level 3’s ninth scrubbing center. Other locations include: Frankfurt, Amsterdam, London, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York and Washington, D.C.
  • 24/7 Security Operations Centers around the globe detect anomalies in volumetric flows, perform impact analyses, notify customers of threatening conditions and then help them mitigate the issue.
  • The São Paulo scrubbing center provides more efficient mitigation of attacks, helping customers in the region recover from malicious activity with less downtime.
  • 12 percent of DDoS attacks target Latin America, according to the Level 3 Threat Research Labs report Safeguarding the Internet.

Key Quotes:

Chris Richter, senior vice president of global security services at Level 3

“DDoS attacks originating in Latin America are growing in frequency, complexity and size. Adding the São Paulo location to our diverse scrubbing-center footprint allows Level 3 to better help customers in the region predict, detect and mitigate malicious activity while reducing latency and improving overall network performance and customer experience. Our security services can support enterprises both big and small as they expand to reach customers throughout the region and around the globe.”

Hector Alonso, regional president of Latin America at Level 3

“Level 3 continues to invest in the Latin American region and enhance its product solution set to meet the needs of customers in the region. The addition of a DDoS scrubbing center and corresponding personnel will provide enterprises in the region additional security support to navigate the ever-changing threat landscape.”

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About Level 3 Communications
Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE:LVLT, news, filings) is a Fortune 500 company that provides local, national and global communications services to enterprise, government and carrier customers. Level 3’s comprehensive portfolio of secure, managed solutions includes fiber and infrastructure solutions; IP-based voice and data communications; wide-area Ethernet services; video and content distribution; data center and cloud-based solutions. Level 3 serves customers in more than 500 markets in over 60 countries across a global services platform anchored by owned fiber networks on three continents and connected by extensive undersea facilities. For more information, please or get to know us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

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Forward-Looking Statement
Some statements made in this press release are forward-looking in nature and are based on management’s current expectations or beliefs. These forward-looking statements are not a guarantee of performance and are subject to a number of uncertainties and other factors, many of which are outside Level 3’s control, which could cause actual events to differ materially from those expressed or implied by the statements. Important factors that could prevent Level 3 from achieving its stated goals include, but are not limited to, the company’s ability to: successfully integrate the tw telecom acquisition; manage risks associated with continued uncertainty in the global economy; increase revenue from its services to realize its targets for financial and operating performance; maintain and increase traffic on its network; develop and maintain effective business support systems; manage system and network failures or disruptions; avert the breach of its network and computer system security measures; develop new services that meet customer demands and generate acceptable margins; manage the future expansion or adaptation of its network to remain competitive; defend intellectual property and proprietary rights; manage continued or accelerated decreases in market pricing for communications services; obtain capacity for its network from other providers and interconnect its network with other networks on favorable terms; attract and retain qualified management and other personnel; successfully integrate future acquisitions; effectively manage political, legal, regulatory, foreign currency and other risks it is exposed to due to its substantial international operations; mitigate its exposure to contingent liabilities; and meet all of the terms and conditions of its debt obligations. Additional information concerning these and other important factors can be found within Level 3’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Statements in this press release should be evaluated in light of these important factors. Level 3 is under no obligation to, and expressly disclaims any such obligation to, update or alter its forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

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