GTT Adds Managed DDoS Protection

GTT Communications has launched its distributed denial of service (DDoS) mitigation service, a new capability within the company’s managed security suite.

The proactively managed service protects organizations from malicious internet traffic, ensuring the continuity and security of their business operations.

GTT’s DDoS Mitigation augments the company’s IP Transit and Dedicated Internet Access services, providing automated, real-time detection and mitigation of attack traffic and returning clean traffic to the impacted organization. GTT utilizes Corero’s SmartWall Threat Defense System as the engine, delivering comprehensive visibility into IP traffic and attack information, with access to detailed reporting via GTT’s client portal.

The service provides a default, always-on option for clients that require immediate, proactive mitigation. GTT also offers an on-demand solution for clients who prefer to initiate mitigation. GTT’s pricing is based on traffic volume, and all services are backed by stringent response time SLAs.

DDoS attacks continue to evolve in size, sophistication and frequency, costing companies millions of dollars in damage across intellectual property, brand reputation and lost customers. Gartner recommends that “DDoS mitigation services should be a standard part of business continuity/disaster recovery planning, and should be included in all internet service procurements when the business depends on the availability of internet connectivity.”

“As the operator of a top five, Tier 1 IP backbone, GTT has the network capacity and mitigation capability to defend against even complex DDoS attacks,” said Rick Calder, GTT president and CEO. “Our DDoS Mitigation service expands our managed security suite, and provides our clients with peace of mind that their network and business remain safe from threats.”