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Neustar Announces NetProtect: A Direct Connect Distributed Denial of Service Defense Solution

Apr 12, 2018

Robust alternative to GRE or VPN tunnels provides a more secure connection for transferring data


Neustar®, Inc., a trusted, neutral provider of real-time information services, today announced the release of Neustar NetProtect™, a direct connect Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) defense solution that is currently available in 61 data centers located across ten countries. In complement to Neustar SiteProtect NG®, a DDoS mitigation solution that protects against web application attacks, the NetProtect network is strategically situated directly inside data centers in order to address and mitigate or entirely avoid the concerns of latency, complexity and other anomalies which are commonly associated with legacy Generic Routing Encapsulation (GRE) and Virtual Private Network (VPN) tunnel systems.

Created specifically for demanding and advanced network requirements that require support beyond basic proxy or VPN services, NetProtect is focused on transmitting sensitive data quickly and securely. Neustar’s strategic fortification of a vast data center ecosystem in combination with Neustar's design and implementation of the new NetProtect solution decreases system complexity. Such system simplification has traditionally presented a technical challenge because of the need to overlay networks on top of physical networks in order to transfer data between multiple locations.

“DDoS defense technology is constantly improving and as a result Neustar is focused on creating solutions that provide our clients with a secure infrastructure built on a foundation of unmatched stability, resiliency and performance,” said Barrett Lyon, General Manager, DDoS Defense at Neustar. “I am very bullish about the DDoS evolution and, without a doubt, connecting directly to defense networks rather than routing through tunnels will become the norm. This will allow for greater security and less intrusive protection in order to mitigate attacks consistently and effectively, without introducing unnecessary volatility.”

Unlike legacy tunneling services, NetProtect does not require additional software or hardware to transfer data across networks. By connecting directly within the data center, NetProtect removes the introduction of unnecessary additional entry points on the network and eliminates the associated risk that can lead to an increase of malicious traffic or impair or complicate a customer’s ability to define its routing policies. As well, by  reducing susceptibility to variances and vulnerabilities derived from traversing external locations allows Neustar to decrease associated issues such as network connection latency and fragmentation.
 
With plans to expand into 14 countries and over 80 data centers within the next six months, the NetProtect solution will be one of the most robust and always-on direct-connect DDoS defense services in the industry. NetProtect is unparalleled in its ability to connect mission critical network applications directly across global facilities in order to provide advanced defenses across any application. More information on Neustar SiteProtect NG or Neustar NetProtect is available at security.neustar

 

About Neustar

Neustar, Inc. is a leading global information services provider driving the connected world forward with responsible identity resolution. As a company built on a foundation of Privacy by Design, Neustar is depended upon by the world’s largest corporations to help grow, guard and guide their businesses with the most complete understanding of how to connect people, places and things. Neustar’s unique, accurate and real-time identity system, continuously corroborated through billions of transactions, empowers critical decisions across our clients’ enterprise needs. More information is available at https://www.home.neustar.