Juniper Networks has unveiled a service that will seek to protect customer data centres from distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks.
The company said that its Junos DDoS Secure service will use a combination of network monitoring tools and data analysis components to help detect and seal off DDoS attacks. The system is able to spot the attacks on networks and over virtual infrastructure.
Designed primarily to disrupt network activity, DDoS attacks seek to disable systems by sending a flood of traffic requests, dramatically slowing traffic and disrupting other services. The attacks are often carried out by large networks of botnet-controlled PCs, each responsible for a small portion of the traffic flood.
The Junos DDoS Secure platform looks to help thwart such attacks by analysing traffic patterns and scaling capacity to cope. The system is also able to help stall attacks by shifting traffic or resources from regional facilities.
The platform, which is IPv6 compliant, will support virtual network infrastructures for the VMware and KVM platforms with both public and private cloud deployments as well as hybrid infrastructure.
Juniper Networks vice president and general manager for Counter Security David Koretz said: “Enterprises and service providers interested in safeguarding availability would be well served to consider both size and sophistication in architecting a DDoS security strategy.
“Junos DDoS Secure offers customers a unique, intelligence-based approach to protecting against all types of DDoS attacks, providing next-generation security for today’s data centre.”
Juniper said that it would be offering the Junos DDoS Secure service for both a yearly subscription and a one-time payment.
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