Verizon Extends DoS Service

Ralph DeFrangesco

Starting this month, Verizon Business, a division of Verizon Communications, will begin offering its Denial of Service (DoS) Defense Service that it currently offers in the United States to eight additional countries in the Asia-Pacific region and three more in Europe. The service has been available in the U.S., parts of Asia and Europe for more than four years.


The service does not require any additional equipment on the customer's part since it is managed in the cloud over the Verizon IP backbone. Verizon offers both a detection service and a mitigation service. The company will monitor for potential malicious traffic patterns and notify its customers of a pending problem.


If a customer purchases the mitigation service and an attack is detected, Verizon can reroute traffic away from its customer by filtering legitimate packets from bad and delivering only the valid traffic. As part of their service-level agreement, Verizon offers a 15-minute response time to an attack. Also included in the service is access to a portal that allows customers to monitor their own traffic to detect a spike or for planning purposes.

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