Enhanced mitigation assists enterprises defending against DDoS attacks

Level 3 Communications (NYSE: LVLT) has deployed Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) Flowspec on its global backbone, the company said.

The capability leverages Level 3´s more than 43 terabits of backbone capacity and protecting its peering points. BGP Flowspec allows for rapid threat mitigation across the Level 3 backbone, shutting down volumetric attacks and providing a more secure network for its customers.

This enhancement to Level 3´s suite of security solutions provides responsive service capabilities for customers while helping create a safer internet ecosystem. Enterprises need a DDoS mitigation service provider with the tools and expertise to fight these large-scale, potentially expensive attacks.

Level 3 Communications is an American multinational telecommunications and internet service provider company headquartered in Broomfield, Colorado.