Nexusguard Introduces Software-Defined Networking to DDoS with Nexusguard AI

Nexusguard AI Brings Automated Route Engineering, Real-Time Scrubbing Center Health, Capacity

December 18, 2015

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SAN FRANCISCO – December 15, 2015 – Nexusguard, the worldwide leader in distributed denial of service (DDoS) security solutions, today announced Nexusguard AI, the industry’s first DDoS solution with automated route engineering powered by software-defined networking (SDN). The capability addresses a number of business IT challenges associated with large-scale or multiple DDoS attacks, automating the management of all network resources in real time to route traffic across Internet-service providers (ISPs) and promote scrubbing center health effectively.

As true with all DDoS protection, mitigation effectiveness is often at the mercy of the upstream service providers. If an attack is too large or persists over a long period of time, potential collateral damage and overages incurred by the upstream ISPs ultimately could drive their decisions to degrade or drop all traffic to the destination. Constant orchestration and shifting traffic present new variables that can go awry during an attack mitigation. Nexusguard AI automates route engineering to optimize traffic through Nexusguard’s vast network of service providers, avoiding upstream network traffic challenges that lead to outages during a DDoS attack. The real time tracking of ISP resources balanced against scrubbing center capacities, attack type and the protected customer profile not only increases the mitigation effectiveness during an attack, but also minimizes collateral damage to other resident customers under protection and eliminates human error. This automated intelligence empowers Nexusguard’s security operations center (SOC) to make swift decisions on traffic handling and deliver DDoS mitigation with maximum success.

“Due to the high-profile outages that have hit large brands over busy seasons in the past, most website operators are concerned about outages stemming DDoS attacks during the upcoming holidays,” Bill Barry, executive vice president of global strategy at Nexusguard, said. “It’s a problem everyone in the industry needs to get ahead of. Nexusguard AI truly optimizes how traffic is routed to us, bolstering not only mitigation effectiveness but also the resiliency of our network and for our service provider partners.”

Intelligent upstream traffic management is key for DDoS mitigation to keep pace with evolving threats. Nexusguard is the first DDoS mitigation service provider to automate the orchestration of Internet traffic, streamlining the critical decision-making process and optimizing all available resources during an attack

Nexusguard AI is now active and integrated into all Nexusguard services. To learn more about Nexusguard AI and services, contact [email protected].


About Nexusguard

Founded in 2008, Nexusguard is the global leader in fighting malicious Internet attacks. Nexusguard protects clients against a multitude of threats, including distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks, to ensure uninterrupted Internet service. Nexusguard provides comprehensive, highly customized solutions for customers of all sizes, across a range of industries, and also enables turnkey anti-DDoS solutions for service providers. Nexusguard delivers on its promise to maximize peace of mind by minimizing threats and improving uptime. Headquartered in San Francisco, Nexusguard’s network of security experts extends globally. Visit for more information.


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