Managed hosting provider i3D.net needed to thwart increasing distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks on its cloud gaming services while meeting growing demand for bandwidth and performance.
Stijn Koster, Chief Executive Officer, i3D.net
One of the Netherland’s fastest growing companies, i3D.net provides dedicated servers, collocation, and cloud and gaming services to more than 30,000 customers. With more than 10,000 servers in 26 data centers worldwide, its core backbone connects to peers on the largest Internet exchanges.
In addition to ever-growing demand for bandwidth and lower latency performance, i3D.net needed to manage increasing attacks on its PC gaming platform, in some regions occurring hourly. After successfully combatting previous DDoS attacks by filtering traffic from transit providers, i3D.net faced application-specific attacks using UDP traffic.
The vSRX Virtual Firewall delivers the advanced security and robust networking i3D.net needs. The provider can easily equip all its locations with reliable state-of-the-art firewalling in a virtual form factor. Juniper Sky Advanced Threat Prevention (ATP) provides extra protection, using real-time information from the cloud to defend the provider’s network against never-before-seen malware, ransomware, and other sophisticated cyber threats.
After deploying the vSRX and Sky ATP in seven countries, i3D.net saw effective attacks decrease by over 90 percent, triggering fewer trouble tickets and lower service costs. Filters in the Juniper solution have enabled i3D.net to work with game developers to create traffic and geographic profiles for rate-limiting malicious attack vectors, further improving the gamer’s experience.
Stefan Ideler, Chief Technology Officer, i3D.net