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GTT Expands Global Network of DDoS Scrubbing Centers to Combat Rise in Size and Complexity of Cyberattacks GTT’s 10th Distributed Denial of Service scrubbing center goes live in Madrid, Spain

March 2023 by Marc Jacob

GTT Communications, Inc has announced the expansion of its network of scrubbing centers in partnership with Corero Network Security, the DDoS protection specialists, spanning across four continents globally.

Scrubbing centers receive network traffic and remove any malicious traffic that may be associated with a DDoS attack, to ensure only “scrubbed” safe traffic is delivered to its intended destination. The center in Madrid, Spain is the latest addition to GTT’s global DDoS protection platform, which includes 10 scrubbing centers across Europe, North America, and Asia-Pacific. The GTT platform uses Corero’s next-generation DDoS technology, within GTT’s global Tier 1 internet protocol backbone, to detect and filter out malicious traffic and complex threats in the network core, in real-time.

The new facility in Spain expands the reach of GTT’s scrubbing centers worldwide and strengthens its global network. Madrid, a crucial data center hub with a strategic international position connecting Spain with Latin America, Africa, and Asia-Pacific, serves as an ideal location for the scrubbing center. GTT’s investment will improve network and security capabilities for its customers in the region, mitigating attacks close to the source without impacting traffic latency.

According to Corero, 2022 was another record-setting year for network-based DDoS attacks, which overwhelm the available bandwidth of targeted victims. Corero’s security research team highlighted a 39% increase in multi-vector spread spectrum pulse attacks that are designed to circumvent legacy DDoS detection and protection capabilities.

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