BT upgrades security portfolio with Distributed Denial of Service

BT on Thursday announced the global availability of its cloud-based Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) Mitigation service.


The solution is intended to help organizations stay secure and ensure continuity of service amid growing number of threats and attacks.

BT said the latest global launch adds to a portfolio of security services aimed at further securing BT’s cloud services integration offerings, in line with its ‘Cloud of Clouds’ technology vision.

“Security is at the very top of the agenda for CIOs, and business leaders in general, when they look at leveraging the opportunities of the cloud,” said Mark Hughes, CEO, BT Security.

“The risks associated with cloud computing are another business risk to be managed through robust governance practices, and those risks increase as organizations embrace cloud services hosted outside of their own estate.”

BT explained that its Assure DDoS mitigation technologies work by ‘cleaning’ the internet traffic, and sorting through the normal and malicious requests. BT has a single platform for detection and mitigation.

By using a cloud-based solution, the DDoS attack is mitigated before it hits the customer’s network and, in some cases, even before it enters the BT network.

BT’s ‘Cloud of Clouds’ technology vision allows organizations around the world to connect easily and securely to the applications and the data they need, independently of where they are hosted.

In September, BT said  it received a contract to install Cloud-based, Unified Communications and Collaboration (UCC) solution for Nutreco, an animal nutrition and fish feed maker.

BT said it will streamline Nutreco’s telephony, presence, instant messaging and conferencing capabilities onto a single cloud platform – on a pay-per-user basis – for up to 5,000 users globally.

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