ISP protects Its IP backbone from DDoS attacks

Tuesday, 14 May 2002, 10:06 AM EST

Telus Corp. on Monday will announce that it is the first major ISP in North America to deploy an anti-DDoS solution on its entire IP backbone. The Burnaby, B.C., telecommunications and data provider has installed Arbor Networks Inc.'s Peakflow DoS product.

Arbor's product is installed at several points on a customer's network and works by learning what "normal" traffic is on the network and then identifying and alerting network operators to anomalous events.

Following the series of DDoS attacks on high-profile Web sites in February 2000, enterprise IT managers and CIOs scrambled to come up with ways to identify, halt and trace DDoS attacks. But many of them realized quickly that there was only so much they could do without the cooperation of their carriers.

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