Huawei and Nexusguard Unveil Hybrid DDoS Protection

CIOReview Team | Friday, 26 February 2016, 05:19 IST

Huawei and Nexusguard, the worldwide leader in distributed denial of service (DDoS) security solutions recently announced a new hybrid solution that gives enterprises and Internet Service Providers state-of-the-art DDoS protection using software-defined networking (SDN) and cloud mitigation. 

The companies will combine Nexusguard’s cloud-enabled Origin Protection and Huawei’s DDoS Protection System Appliances, ensuring customers that demand low latency and multi-layered protection can accurately and quickly defend their systems with hybrid implementations. In the past, differing customer sizes and requirements meant different ISPs had to set up appliances and build their own DDoS mitigation solutions from the ground up. For service providers overwhelmed by DDoS attack traffic, Nexusguard’s Hybrid Cloud approach will mitigate smaller attacks locally with on-premise appliances, which will be followed by failover to the cloud once inbound traffic exceeds the local network capacity to handle tomorrow’s cyber attacks at any size.

“Businesses look for advantages in technology that can support real-time traffic monitoring and protection with low latency, which is where we believe SDN will be the ultimate model for technology and solution providers in the future,” said Liu Lizhu, general manager of the Firewall and Gateway Domain at Huawei. “With Nexusguard’s purpose-built cloud DDoS mitigation expertise and our on-premise appliance protection, we can ensure customers enjoy the lowest latency and the quickest recovery from cyber attacks with a hybrid approach.”

In addition to the hybrid solution’s advantage for tackling DDoS attacks at the source and destination, other benefits include:

  • Low false-positives, keeping end user experiences intact;
  • Mitigation capabilities for DDoS attacks of any size, using excess cloud capacity;
  • Immediate protection, triggered by real-time attack monitoring; and
  • Security across multiple layers, safeguarding against all types of DDoS attacks.

Jolene Lee, CEO of Nexusguard said, “Nexusguard’s partnership with Huawei to combine on-premises appliances and cloud networking aligns with our customers’ goals to grow their businesses and ensure uptime, regardless of attacks from hackers at home or abroad. The approach keeps customers protected with multi-layered cyber security for smaller, local attacks as well leveraging the cloud for larger attacks as needed.” 

Enterprises and ISPs seek to address new threats in order to provide continuity and uptime for their customers. SDN fuels DDoS mitigation with intelligent, improved upstream traffic management to streamline the protection process and improve return on partner offerings.