Black Lotus Partners With CoreSite to Further Protect Against Record-Breaking DDoS, DrDoS Attacks

Black Lotus Partners With CoreSite to Further Protect Against Record-Breaking 
DDoS, DrDoS Attacks 
Black Lotus Joins CoreSite Open Cloud Exchange; Provides West Coast
Data Center Customers Low-Latency DDoS Mitigation 
SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 03/24/14 --  Black Lotus, a
leader in availability security and provider of distributed denial of
service (DDoS) protection, today announced it has deployed a new
scrubbing center with CoreSite Realty Corporation (CoreSite), a
provider of secure, reliable, high-performance data center solutions.
CoreSite's platform is one of the world's most developed customer
ecosystems, serving more than 375 customers in 575,000 square feet of
enterprise-class data center space. This partnership allows Black
Lotus to provide additional protection through a tier-one, highly
available mitigation network for the Los Angeles market, ensuring
customers avoid revenue losses from large DDoS outages.  
Prior to the benchmark Spamhaus attack, DDoS traffic volume had not
exceeded 100 gigabytes per second (Gbps). But, the growing popularity
of distributed reflection denial of service (DrDoS) attack
exploitations, such as of the NTP protocol, has resulted in
record-breaking attacks exceeding 400 Gbps. Black Lotus has added
capacity at CoreSite's One Wilshire campus to ensure DDoS protection
for customers without suffering downtime. Additionally, Black Lotus'
end-to-end mitigation services are available on CoreSite's Open Cloud
Exchange ecosystem and its Any2 Internet Exchange, which is the
largest Internet exchange on the West Coast and second largest in the
United States. The partnership adds more than 1600 Gbps of core
network interconnect and more than 400 Gbps of network edge transit
and peering, ensuring customers can leverage quality bandwidth and
rapid return of clean traffic to its destination. 
"Our data center customers are seeking cost-effective, secure,
reliable network connectivity for their Internet and cloud
deployments," said Brian Warren, senior vice president of product and
marketing for CoreSite. "With Black Lotus, CoreSite customers can
gain peace of mind when facing outages from DDoS attacks with an
onsite mitigation solution in our Los Angeles campus." 
"Our customers trust us to evolve and grow with the new attacks and
technologies that threaten daily operations and business continuity,
especially when online presence is crucial to their revenue," said
Xenophon Giannis, senior vice president of sales and marketing for
Black Lotus. "CoreSite provides us with an enterprise-class data
center facility that is home to a high density of tier-one
aggregation and transit networks, ensuring we can provide our market
with the uptime upon which it relies." 
As soon as a DDoS attack begins to affect Internet site availability,
organizations suffer revenue and customer losses, not to mention the
negative repercussions to reputations and credibility. In a recent
threat research report, Black Lotus found 40 percent of the most
detrimental attacks measured on its network during January 2014 were
NTP DrDoS types, dwarfing the once-dominant HTTP application layer
style of attack.  
Service providers or data center companies that are interested in
DDoS protection services can contact Black Lotus at or call 866-477-5554. 
About Black Lotus Communications
 Black Lotus Communications is a
security innovator that pioneered the first commercially viable DDoS
mitigation solutions. These advanced solutions enhance the security
posture of small and medium businesses and enterprise clients while
reducing capital expenditures, managing risk, ensuring compliance,
and improving earnings and retention. Breakthrough developments at
Black Lotus include the world's first DDoS-protected hosting network,
the first IPv6 DDoS mitigation environment, and the first highly
effective Layer 7 attack mitigation strategy. For more information,
visit or follow Black Lotus on Twitter at 
For more information, please contact:
Justine Boucher
Metis Communications
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