Case Study

Managed Hosting Provider Decreases Distributed Denial‑of‑Service Attacks by Over 90 Percent

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.

“Today, we provide capacity to enterprise game publishers on a global scale, where latency, performance, and security—especially limiting attacks at scale—are critical. And now, more and more enterprise clients are turning to us as well, because they understand that if we can deliver these service levels to gamers, we can meet their cloud service needs too.”

Stijn Koster, Chief Executive Officer, i3D.net

Overview

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.

Business Challenge

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.

Technology Solution

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.

Business Results

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.

“We are still seeing attacks coming at our services, but effective attacks are down by over 90 percent. Because the Juniper solution is virtual and easily upgradable, it is ideal to deploy in [remote] locations. And, of course, it’s also reduced the amount of trouble tickets we have to resolve, lowering our service costs.”

Stefan Ideler, Chief Technology Officer, i3D.net

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