French infrastructure and hosting provider Jaguar Network is using NetScout’s virtual Availability Protection System (vAPS) to prevent distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks on its multi-cloud platform.
The vAPS is part of NetScout’s Arbor suite of DDoS mitigation technologies. The virtual APS provides proactive and automated threat detection and mitigation, particularly protecting against TCP state-exhaustion, application layer IPv4 and IPv6 DDos attacks, and other threats. It utilizes the forensic reporting capabilities of the the Arbor Atlas Intelligence Feed to automatically block unknown traffic to or from known threats.
In addition, the full Arbor suite is integrated in a continuous feedback loop with NetScout threat intelligence and its security research organization. That research of attack information turns into automated protection using the intelligence feed.
According to the NetScout Arbor team, as a hosting provider, Jaguar Networks has a higher risk of DDoS attacks because they “aggregate the risk of all their customers in a shared infrastructure.” It is deploying the Arbor vAPS in its NFV, and SDN-based DDoS protection system inside of its multi-cloud platform to mitigate this risk.
Jaguar operates a European backbone with 30 points of presence and a data center in Marseille and Lyon, France. It offers cloud computing services, internet access, secure IP transit, and data center space.
NetScout virtualized its DDoS protection platforms in order to make its services more flexible for its end-users. For Jaguar Networks, the SDN/NFV-based protection gives it the flexibility to deliver its managed services to any network architecture and protection model in an “on-demand” fashion. Customers can subscribe to security services on its Jaguar management portal, and have them employed on their infrastructure without any physical changes made to their network or infrastructure.
In addition, Jaguar will use vAPS instances to offer licensing based on different capacities. These licenses can be moved from customer to customer and can be scaled up and down as capacity needs change or even as customers join and leave Jaguar’s service.