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Press Release -- September 11th, 2018
Source: franceix

France-IX and Acorus Networks launch a Strategic Partnership to provide Advanced Cybersecurity Solutions

Peering members gain direct access to a range of non-intrusive high-capacity anti-DDoS services for network and application-layer protection

Acorus Networks to offer enhanced security solutions to an expanding market of 390+ networks across EMEA

Paris and Marseille, France – 11 September 2018France-IX, the premier Internet Peering Service Provider in France and cybersecurity specialist, Acorus Networks, today announced a strategic partnership that sees Acorus Networks join the France-IX Marketplace. Members of the France-IX peering community, which include several hundred international telecommunications carriers, ISPs, content providers, content delivery networks, enterprises and many other Internet professionals, will gain access to Acorus Networks’ high-capacity innovative security solutions which, unlike many alternative offerings, protect both the network and the application layer without the need to install intrusive hardware on premise.

Acorus Networks specialises in the cyber protection of companies and organisations whose business and service-critical activity, data, reputation and brand are Internet-dependent, such as hosting providers, e-commerce, media, cloud, finance, government and the healthcare industry. Its large-scale network and worldwide scrubbing centers guarantee the high availability of online services by providing innovative and non-physically intrusive security solutions positioned up-stream from a customer’s network or web infrastructure. Acorus Networks will offer three complementary services directly from its France-IX Marketplace 100Gbps port to any peering member’s France-IX port via rapid VLAN provisioning in one or two business days, on average. The services include:

  • An advanced and intelligent DDoS mitigation service to protect legitimate networks and application traffic;
  • A high-quality IP Transit service (from 100Mbps to 100Gbps), protected by access lists on IP prefixes, protocols, ports and customer authorization via a command portal and APIs to counter part of standard volumetric DDoS attacks;
  • DDoS protection specifically for http/https Web sites, which detects and filters multi-vectors and volumetric DDoS attacks, including those targeting cloud infrastructure such as AWS, Azure or Google Cloud.

“With an average of 3,700 DDoS attacks per day recorded in 2016 and more than $455 billion in damage to the economy in 2017, cyberattacks are becoming ever more frequent and costly. All businesses and organizations, whatever their size and location, should expect to be targeted and cannot be complacent. Our mission is to deploy our full stack of DDoS mitigation solutions to protect them against ever more sophisticated attacks and we are happy to be able to offer our services to France-IX members via its Marketplace,” said Olivier Melwig, Managing Director at Acorus Networks.

At the same time, Acorus Networks has decided to boost its peering capacity by upgrading its existing peering service at France-IX Paris from a 10G to a 100G port, therefore delivering increased performance benefits to its customers.

“We are pleased to welcome to our Marketplace, both Acorus Networks and its co-founder, Raphaël Maunier, especially as he was a founder-member of France-IX when he was CTO of Neo Telecoms. Now members can optimize their peering connection with competitively priced, advanced anti-DDoS solutions, efficiently accessed via their peering connection, which is a valuable addition to the range of services currently available,” said Franck Simon, President of France IX Services. “We are also delighted that Acorus Networks is joining the leading Internet networks who have chosen to increase their France-IX peering capacity via 100Gbps ports, which has become the new interface for large-scale IP networks in recent years.”

The France-IX Marketplace, recognized as the Best Internet Exchange Innovation at the Global Carrier Awards 2017, adds value to all France-IX peering members by enabling them to buy IP related services easily, cost-effectively and in record activation times from the eleven sellers available on the Marketplace today.

About Acorus Networks

Acorus Networks is a French cybersecurity company, specialised in protection against distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks on companies whose business activity, data or corporate image are critical on the Internet.

As an Internet Service Provider, Acorus Networks deploys a large-scale network and scrubbing centers worldwide and provides innovative and non-intrusive security solutions ahead of customers’ network and Web infrastructures to guarantee high availability of online services for hosting providers, e-commerce, media, cloud, finance, government, healthcare, etc. Customers have a customized view of their legitimate traffic in order to counter manually or automatically any type of DDoS attack to which they may be exposed.

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About France-IX

France-IX is the Premier Internet Peering Service Provider in France, offering public and private interconnection services through its carrier and data centre neutral exchange points in Paris and Marseille.

France-IX interconnects several hundreds of telecommunications carriers, ISPs, content providers, content delivery networks and all other Internet networks worldwide with significant traffic in the Internet French market. This enhances the affordability and latency of the Internet traffic exchanged between its members and thus improves the overall quality of the Internet in France.

Founded in June 2010 with the support of the French Internet community, France-IX is a member-based association whose core values are neutrality, sustainability and constant improvement of the Internet. For more information go to France-IX website

Media contacts

AxiCom for France-IX

Krista Limousin

+44 (0) 20 7559 5630


Akéla Bendjeddou

+33 (0)1 86 95 61 94

Acorus Networks

Olivier Melwig

+33 (0) 1 84 13 81 84

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