C4L Defends Against DDoS Attacks with A10 Networks Thunder TPS
Innovative service provider deploys network-wide protection against a variety of sophisticated multi-vector distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks
London, UK — March 10, 2015 — A10 Networks (NYSE: ATEN), a technology leader in application networking, today announced that C4L, a data centre colocation and connectivity solutions provider, selected the A10 Networks Thunder TPS Threat Protection Systems to mitigate sophisticated distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks and improve service availability. C4L will also use the A10 Thunder TPS platform to launch a new set of services, delivering additional DDoS protection for clients across its 300 network-connected locations.
UK-headquartered C4L, one of Europe’s fastest growing connectivity and cloud service providers, conducted a deep technical evaluation of several vendors across a range of DDoS and related attack scenarios, concluding that A10 Networks offered the solution that best fits its needs.
“We have rapidly expanded our CoreTX network and already invest in DDoS and extensive security systems, but felt that with an increased threat landscape, the A10 Thunder TPS provided the best performance versus price combination. The solution allows us to further strengthen our own security posture and extend DDoS as an additional value-added service for our clients,” says Alex Cruz Farmer, Technical Director for C4L.
C4L is a colocation, connectivity, cloud and communications provider headquartered on the UK’s South Coast, providing access to over 100 UK data centres and more than 300 globally. The company is deploying the A10 Thunder 6435 TPS at its primary London core network with a strategy to extend additional units based on demands from clients.
The Thunder TPS deployment at C4L provides deep traffic visibility to spot anomalies across the traffic spectrum, and protects against multiple classes of attack vectors, including volumetric, protocol, and sophisticated application-layer attacks, which are detected and mitigated to prevent a service from becoming unavailable. The initial TPS pair at C4L will offer DDoS mitigation capacity of up to 310 Gbps and scales up to 446 million packets per second. The Thunder TPS security and policy engine (SPE) models leverage specialized hardware to perform security and policy enforcement at high speeds. This includes the hardware-based flexible traffic accelerator (FTA) technology, which can immediately detect and mitigate over 50 common infrastructure attacks.
“The introduction of Thunder TPS has been a seamless process and is already delivering an enhanced level of security for our infrastructure,” says Alex Cruz Farmer. “As we move forward, we plan to offer an enhanced level of security service to our clients to allow for more granular security and flexibility options.”
About A10 Networks
A10 Networks (NYSE: ATEN) is a technology leader in application networking, providing a range of high-performance application networking solutions that help organizations ensure that their data center applications and networks remain highly available, accelerated and secure. Founded in 2004, A10 Networks is based in San Jose, Calif., and serves customers globally with offices worldwide. For more information, visit: www.a10networks.com/emea/
C4L is a leading data centre colocation and connectivity solutions provider, with access to over 100 UK data centres and more than 300 globally. C4L offer a range of services including colocation, connectivity, cloud and communications. C4L have their own data centre located on the South West coast and a fully privately owned, high-capacity, 1-100Gb capable fibre-optic network, utilising equipment from leading technology vendors such as Juniper, Extreme and Cisco. This high performance MPLS network, called coreTX, links multiple data centres across the UK, using a diverse fibre optic backbone and DWDM technology.
C4L clients include government agencies, FTSE 250 companies, international financial institutions, system integrators, top 100 VARs, resellers and many of the UK’s network carriers. Their entire business is committed to customer satisfaction and quality of service and has achieved certifications such as ISO9001 & 27001 to demonstrate this. C4L was the 2012 winner of HSBC’s South West Business Thinking initiative, and has been ranked in the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 and Fast 500 EMEA, as well as the Sunday Times Microsoft Tech Track 100. For more information, visit www.C4L.co.uk/pr.
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