First Colo, a German-based hosting, managed services and IT infrastructure provider, has selected the Arbor Peakflow platform in order to protect its infrastructure and to provide its customers with distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) protection.

First Colo operates multiple data centers across Europe and provides a wide variety of high performance services to customers including Hosting, Managed Services, CDN, Encryption/VPN and IP Transit.

DDoS protection has been a core offering for many years. First Colo has dedicated teams that have implemented, practiced and updated DDoS response plans. This is a best practice every organization should adopt. Beyond people and process, First Colo has chosen to deploy the industry's leading DDoS detection and mitigation technology in Arbor Networks Peakflow solution.

First Colo was supported by Arbor's Premier Partner Xantaro. The service integrator accompanied the trial, developed and evaluated various integration concepts prior to the implementation and ensured the smooth integration of the DDoS mitigation service into First Colo's existing infrastructure, led the deployment and now delivers maintenance services and support.

Arbor Networks Peakflow Portfolio

Many of the world's leading cloud, hosting and service providers rely on Arbor's Peakflow DDoS protection platform to proactively fend off malicious threats such as botnets and volumetric and application-layer DDoS attacks, while strengthening the availability and quality of their services.

The Peakflow platform includes two main components, Peakflow and the Peakflow Threat Management System. Peakflow combines network-wide anomaly detection and traffic engineering with Peakflow Threat Management System's carrier-class threat management, which automatically detects and surgically removes only attack traffic, while maintaining other business traffic. With the ability to mitigate only the attack traffic, customer- facing services remain available while providers actively mitigate attacks. The Peakflow platform also powers many of the world's leading cloud-based DDoS managed security services.

About First Colo

As an IT infrastructure provider, First Colo runs high- availability data centres at German and European server locations focusing on server hosting, managed services and DDoS protection. Since 2013 First Colo has been one of the 50 fastest-growing technology companies in Germany. The company offers colocation, connectivity and management...

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