NTT Com to Expand Cloud-based Traffic Analysis System for DDoS Attacks to Overseas, Strengthen PoP in Tokyo

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TOKYO, Sep. 7 /Kyodo JBN-AsiaNet/ –

NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com) announced on September 7 that it will enhance its Global IP Network Service by introducing cloud-based traffic analysis for distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) in Australia, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. Applications for the service will be accepted from September 15.

NTT Com also announced that it has upgraded and will add a point of presence (PoP) for the service in Tokyo for higher-quality global service.

NTT Com has been offering its cloud-based traffic analysis system for DDoS attacks, named Traffic Analysis System, in Japan since July 2009. The system enables customers to deal more robustly with increasing attacks on IP networks, including ISPs and data center operators in charge of managing IP networks. According to Japan’s National Police Agency, damage from DDoS attacks increased worldwide in 2010, with more than 80% of the attacks in the U.S. and China, followed by Turkey, Singapore and South Korea. NTT Com’s decision to offer traffic analysis for DDoS on an international basis is a direct result of this trend.

The Global IP Network Service will be offered as an optional service via a dedicated web portal. Traffic on the customer’s network is monitored 24/7 for DDoS detection and analysis. Any DDoS attack is reported promptly to the customer. The service also enhances network security by analyzing DDoS attacks to help the customer to protect their servers and routers against DDoS attacks. Trials conducted by NTT Com and volunteer companies found that this service can reduce the customer’s DDoS monitoring and analysis operations by 75%.

The Global IP Network Service also analyzes traffic in terms of autonomous systems, IP addresses, ports, etc. Detailed reporting is available in graphical display format to help customers visualize their network traffic situation to better understand their needs for additional network enhancement. Trials conducted by NTT Com and volunteer companies found that this service can reduce related traffic analysis and reporting operations by 90% for customers.

NTT Com also upgraded its PoP in Equinix data center on September 7, and plans to launch its new PoP in @Tokyo data center on September 26, both in Tokyo. The two facilities are expected to meet the needs of a wide range of customers, including content providers, ISPs and telecom carriers both within Japan and overseas.

NTT Com’s Global IP Network Service is a high-speed broadband IP communication service operating throughout Asia, Oceania, Europe and the United States. It directly connects to the company’s Global Tier-1 IP backbone, which boasts top-level bandwidth for fast, reliable data transmission, including 520 Gbps for U.S.-Japan traffic, 421 Gbps for Japan-Asia/Oceania, 77 Gbps for Japan-Europe and 100 Gbps for Europe-U.S. The network, which supports both IPv4 and IPv6, was one of the core networks for this June’s World IPv6 Day trial. NTT Com’s Global Tier-1 IP backbone uses peering relationships only to acquire and forward traffic, and does not depend on any other ISP as a last-resort destination for traffic.

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