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Press Release -- November 21st, 2016
Source: Hibernia Networks


BGP Flowspec DDoS Mitigation Provides Higher Efficiency and Effectiveness in Thwarting Active Attacks to Ensure Minimal Disruption to Business Operations

DUBLIN, IRELANDNovember 21, 2016 Hibernia Networks, a leading provider of global telecommunications services, announces that it has introduced Border Gateway Protocol Flow Specification (BGP Flowspec) for its best-in-class global IP Transit services. This new security capability is available immediately for all Hibernia Networks IP Transit customers.

BGP Flowspec provides network operators and enterprise customers a tool enabling them to more quickly address DDoS threats. The enhanced DDoS mitigation solution allows customers to save valuable time between the identification of an attack and the implementation of remediation schemes. BGP Flowspec’s ability to take a surgical approach to traffic filtering, through the Network Layer Reachability Information (NLRI) functionality, enables the identification of specific traffic flows that should be discarded as a component of a DDoS attack.

“Given the number of threat vectors on the Internet, it’s absolutely essential that carriers and enterprise customers have the latest in DDoS mitigation capabilities in today’s environment,” states Al DiGabriele, Senior Vice President of Product Management and Marketing at Hibernia Networks. “Hibernia Networks’ IP Transit customers gain a more effective and precise security response tool with BGP Flowspec.”

According to Arbor Networks’ 2016 Worldwide Infrastructure Security Report, multi-vector DDoS attacks increased to 56 percent of the total DDoS attacks in 2016, up from 42 percent in 2015.1

An additional advantage of this enhanced DDoS mitigation solution is that it does not require the complete shut-down of traffic that typically occurs when a “black-hole” response is applied, due to its ability to isolate specific IP addresses and remediate in a more targeted manner. This technique enables both network operators and enterprise customers to continue serving their end-users while they fend off malicious traffic.

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About Hibernia Networks:

Hibernia Networks owns and operates a global network serving more than 100 markets and spanning 25 countries. Hibernia Networks serves customers with unparalleled support, flexibility and service in a variety of industry segments including financial markets, web-centric, media and entertainment, and telecom service providers. Providing enterprise-class and wholesale global connectivity solutions, Hibernia Networks offers secure and diverse optical transport, Ethernet, and carrier-grade IP transit services. Hibernia Networks also offers dedicated cloud connectivity, low latency services, DTM and HiberniaCDN for seamless anytime, anywhere content delivery. Hibernia Express, Hibernia Networks’ transatlantic cable, provides the lowest latency connections available between major commercial and financial centers in North America, Europe and beyond. The state-of-the-art cable system garnered two Global Carrier Awards in 2015 – Subsea Project of the Year and Best Subsea Innovation, as well as the Global Telecom Business Innovation Award for 2016.

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1 Arbor Networks. Worldwide Infrastructure Security Report. 2016

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