Attackers send massive amounts of traffic, trying to flood a network or servers to overload resources. Doing so, they try to stop systems from processing genuine user requests, and cause services to become unavailable, leading to lost revenue and dissatisfied customers.

Distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack is when an attacker seeks to make a machine or network resource unavailable to its intended users by temporarily or indefinitely disrupting services of a host connected to the Internet. The incoming traffic flooding the victim originates from many different sources. This effectively makes it impossible to stop the attack simply by blocking a single source.

DDoS protection is one of the first security control functions enterprises must design and implement to defend themselves from rising security threats on their digital infrastructure, cloud applications, websites, and other services.

The Equinix Anti-DDoS service protects your infrastructure against those volumetric DDoS attacks. It is available as a fully managed add-on to the Equinix Connect. Equinix Connect provides superior, resilient and low-latency, single- or multi-homed Internet connections in Equinix data centers.

Our service safeguards entire IPv4 and IPv6 subnets and is available in all Equinix IBX® data centers in the Netherlands. It is based on a subscription model, avoiding high costs of on-premises DDoS detection and mitigation appliances which can range from tens to hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Unlike a Cloud based Anti-DDoS service, our service incurs no additional latency when you are not under attack, thus not influencing your application performance. Traffic will only be redirected when you are under attack, ensuring latency is not affected during peacetime.