A distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack can happen at any time, resulting in widespread service outages. Organizations must therefore take advanced security measures in order to ensure business continuity in the event of an attack.

Just recently, GTT Communications, Inc. announced the launch of its DDoS Mitigation service, which is a new capability within the company’s Managed Security suite. This service protects businesses from malicious Internet traffic, thus ensuring the security and continuity of business operations.

DDoS Mitigation from GTT 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 affected organization. GTT utilizes Corero’s SmartWall Threat Defense System for its DDoS Mitigation service, which delivers comprehensive visibility into IP traffic and attack information as well as detailed reporting through a client-facing portal.

The DDoS Mitigation service provides a default, always-on option for clients that need immediate, proactive assistance. Plus, the company offers an on-demand solution for clients who prefer to initiate mitigation. GTT’s pricing is based on traffic volume, and all of its services are backed by stringent response time service level agreements.

DDoS attacks are continuously evolving in size, frequency and sophistication. And they are costing companies millions of dollars in damages to intellectual property, brand reputation and lost customers.

For this reason, 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.”

GTT President and CEO Rick Calder spoke about the company’s solution.

“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,” explained Calder. “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.”

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