Northland Communications announces new Distributed Denial-of-Service Protection
Local telecommunications company adds a significant part to its enterprise security threat landscape
[Syracuse, NY, February 27, 2023] Northland Communications, a Central New York-based telecommunications provider, announced extended security and protection to its dedicated internet to offset distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks.
DDoS mitigation is the process of protecting a target from a distributed denial-of service attack. A DDoS attack is a malicious attempt to disrupt the normal traffic of a targeted server, service, or network by overwhelming the target or its surrounding infrastructure with a flood of internet traffic. A DDoS attack on a company’s website, web application, APIs, network, or data center infrastructure can cause downtime and prevent legitimate users from buying products, using a service, getting information, or any other access.
“Business growth means more connected devices to your network, and more bandwidth to accommodate users. It also opens the door to increased risk, where attackers move in with sophisticated DDoS attacks,” said Stephany VanDyke, product line manager, Northland Communications. “Being well prepared and implementing consistent and stringent measures to mitigate attacks is key to limiting and negating the potential business impact of us and our customers.”
Northland Communications has invested in the DDoS mitigation across its fiber network. This service helps keep its customers connected with a 99.999% uptime by its live monitoring systems to alert potential attacks. All of Northland’s existing internet customers and any customer who begins to utilize our service will be receiving complimentary DDoS attack protection up to 1GB (which accounts for 76% of all attacks) through December 31, 2023.
To learn more about DDoS mitigation services or seek additional coverage if you’re an existing dedicated internet service customer, please contact Northland Communications at 315-622-2216 or visit northland.net.