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Data Center Identifies Emerging DDoS Attack

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Data Center Identifies Emerging DDoS Attack

Press release date: August 21, 2014

Micron21 Detects and Mitigates DDoS Attack Using NSFOCUS Anti-DDoS System

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — In response to the ongoing Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks plaguing enterprises and data centers worldwide, NSFOCUS announced that its Anti-DDoS System (ADS) was instrumental in assisting Australian Data Center Micron21 in detecting and mitigating a sophisticated DDoS threat, named by Micron21 as a Combination Distributed Reflective Denial of Service (CDRDoS).

    --  CDRDoS takes DRDoS attacks to the next level: On August 2, 2014,
        Micron21 detected a threat that targeted one of its customers and
        reached speeds of 40+gbits internationally and over 1.2gbits
        domestically within Australia. The company believes it represents the
        beginning of what is to be expected in the future of denial of service
        attacks. CDRDoS uses a combination of UDP attack vectors simultaneously,
        from a single attack tool. This includes NTP, DNS, SSDP and CHARGEN
        reflection amplification traffic that targets a single host. The company
        suspects the addition of SNMP will be added to further increase attack
        capacity in the near future.
    --  Micron21 relies upon NSFOCUS ADS to implement DDoS protection service:
        In response to ongoing threats, Micron21 expanded its portfolio to
        include a DDoS Protection as a Service program in early 2013. The
        company provides a variety of data scrubbing options for its clients and
        has integrated the ADS family of products into its service model to
        assist them in the detection and mitigation of DDoS threats.
    --  ADS mitigation appliance defends against DDoS attacks: To fight against
        volumetric and sophisticated attacks, NSFOCUS provides an "all-in-one"
        (attack detection, mitigation and monitoring management) anti-DDoS
        solution for small to medium businesses (SMBs) and integrated protection
        solutions for hosting service providers, Internet data centers, such as
        Micron21, and large enterprises.
    --  Protecting the network from Layer 3 to Layer 7: The NSFOCUS ADS protects
        against and mitigates network layer attacks such as SYN Flood, UDP
        Flood, ICMP Flood, and more importantly, application layer attacks like
        HTTP and DNS variants.

Terence Chong, solutions architect, NSFOCUS, said:
"In order to stay ahead of the ongoing threats perpetrated by aggressive hacker groups, hosting providers and Internet data centers are looking for solutions that not only protect customer data but also their own brand reputation. Micron21 is a perfect example of how data centers can supplement their offerings by incorporating DDoS Mitigation as a Service to increase ROI and ensure customer loyalty."

James Braunegg, managing director of Micron21 Datacentre, said:
"By proactively monitoring our infrastructure and customer networks, we can provide around-the-clock protection and support to adapt to threats dynamically as they occur, with real-time visibility. The integration of the NSFOCUS anti-DDoS system into our platform allows our staff to monitor, react and resolve issues within seconds of being alerted to any threat across our network."

NSFOCUS is a global provider of distributed denial of service (DDoS) mitigation solutions. Founded in 2000, the company provides enterprise-level, carrier-grade solutions and services for DDoS mitigation, Web security and enterprise-level network security. With more than a decade 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. For more information, visit


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