First ?data scrubbing center? in PH to be put up this year

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ddos-ipc-620x360 IPC said it is establishing the facility in partnership with DDoS mitigation service provider Nexusguard, which operates multiple scrubbing centers around the world. The Philippine scrubbing center will be connected to this global network, allowing IPC to protect local e-commerce websites from attacks generated both locally and from foreign shores. IPC said the data scrubbing center is expected to enhance the country?s defenses against what is considered to be the world?s most costly cybercrime. Over 50 percent of cyber crimes in the world are DDoS attacks. According to reports, the top two sources of DDoS attack traffic are United States and China. ?With the rising incidence of DDoS attacks and their increasing complexity and volume, having our very own scrubbing center augments our capabilities to protect local online businesses, and enables us to mitigate local attack traffic in-country as well,? said IPC director for product management and marketing Ni?o Valmonte. ?This ensures customers that aside from being protected from attacks, the latency with regard to legitimate Internet traffic accessing their websites is minimized,? said Valmonte. The scrubbing center will be co-located in IPC?s own Internet data center facility and operated by highly skilled DDoS mitigation professionals. ?Given IPC?s expertise and progressive expansion in the Philippines in terms of cloud service offerings, we?re confident that we?ve made the right choice to partner with them in this endeavor. Plus, the country?s strategic location in the Asian region makes it a logical choice in establishing a line of defense against the rising tide of DDoS attacks in the area and worldwide,? said Bill Barry, executive vice president of Nexusguard. The tech firms said having the scrubbing center adds another layer of protection and mitigation for both local and overseas businesses. The addition of the Philippine-based center enlarges the scope of countering the escalating scale of DDoS attacks, they said. With the facility, IPC said local enterprises can also look forward to a number of advantages, including low latency and creating faster turn-around time for data to be transmitted within the country. Without an in-country facility, IPC said scrubbing operations had to be farmed out to other centers in neighboring Asian countries which can lead to higher latency, though it is considered to be an acceptable setback compared to complete downtime caused by an attack. Having local support also affords Philippine-based clients ease of access such as the convenience of making a local call on local time, with professionals who understand the local language, the company said. ]]>

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