Internet2 has signed an agreement with Zenedge to provide DDoS mitigation on the nation’s largest and fastest, coast-to-coast research and education network
Aventura, FL – July 11, 2017 – Zenedge, a leading provider of cloud-based, artificial intelligence (AI) driven Web Application Firewall (WAF), malicious bot detection and DDoS cybersecurity solutions, and Internet2, a non-profit, member-driven advanced technology community, announced today an agreement that will provide a best-in-class DDoS mitigation solution and 24/7 managed security service across Internet2’s research and education network. Founded by thirty-five research universities, Internet2 provides a national technology infrastructure and advanced research network that serves as a collaboration environment for many of the nation’s researchers. Since its founding it has served to connect researchers who work together to solve common technology challenges, and to develop innovative solutions in support of their educational, research, and community service missions. Today, over 300 universities from across the United States are members of this advanced technology consortium and they are joined by over sixty businesses and government agencies.
“As the frequency and magnitude of DDoS attacks continue to rise, there is a pressing need to protect the networks of regional and educational institutions across the United States from the irreparable damage and network disruption these attacks may cause,” said Paul Howell, chief cyberinfrastructure security officer at Internet2. “Zenedge’s DDoS solution is now available to all Internet2 members - addressing this critical cybersecurity need across our entire community, while also delivering economies of scale and affordability for a fully managed, enterprise-grade service.”
Unlike traditional on-premise, application-based DDoS protection solutions that require hardware capex investment and dedicated staff to manage the hardware and monitor and mitigate attacks - the Zenedge DDoS solution is entirely cloud-based, allowing Internet2 members to be provisioned and ready to be protected within hours, while the monitoring and mitigation task is managed around-the-clock by Zenedge’s security operation centers.
“We are very excited to have the opportunity to provide our best-in-class DDoS mitigation capabilities to the Internet2 community,” said Yuri Frayman, CEO at Zenedge. “These types of attacks are increasingly prevalent in higher education and can cause critical disruption and downtime – all universities must take necessary steps to protect their networks. This agreement is further validation of our unique IP and our deep cybersecurity expertise to provide effective solutions to meet the market’s needs.”
Zenedge DDoS is available immediately as a subscription service for all members of the Internet2 community at pre-negotiated, discounted rates.
Internet2® is a non-profit, member-driven advanced technology community founded by the nation’s leading higher education institutions in 1996. Internet2 serves 321 U.S. universities, 62 government agencies, 43 regional and state education networks and through them supports more than 94,000 community anchor institutions, over 900 InCommon participants, and 78 leading corporations working with our community, and 61 national research and education network partners that represent more than 100 countries.
Internet2 delivers a diverse portfolio of technology solutions that leverages, integrates, and amplifies the strengths of its members and helps support their educational, research and community service missions. Internet2’s core infrastructure components include the nation’s largest and fastest research and education network that was built to deliver advanced, customized services that are accessed and secured by the community-developed trust and identity framework.
Internet2 offices are located in Ann Arbor, Mich.; Denver, Colo.; Emeryville, Calif.; Washington, D.C.; and West Hartford, Conn. For more information, visit www.internet2.edu or follow @Internet2 on Twitter.
Zenedge is a leading global provider of cloud-based, artificial-intelligence driven cybersecurity solutions, including Web Application Firewall (WAF), DDoS mitigation, bot management, API security and malware protection, bundled with a 24x7 managed security service. Zenedge protects over 800,000 web applications and networks for organizations in eCommerce, Education, Energy, Entertainment, Financial Services, Gaming, Government, Healthcare, Media and Technology industries. Zenedge is headquartered in Aventura, Florida. For more information, visit www.zenedge.com.