Gcore unveils DDoS Protection cleaning center in London


Gcore, a Luxembourg-based international cloud and edge solutions provider, opened its new DDoS Protection point of presence (PoP) in London, UK.

In addition to PoPs in Germany and the Netherlands, this cleaning center, with a filtering capacity of more than 1 Tbps, is designed to make it easier for customers worldwide to work in European markets.

“There’s no need to explain why London is important to us. As a cloud infrastructure provider, we consider it essential to provide you with everything you need to work se-curely in a city with one of the highest business activity values in the world. The new cleaning center in our London data center serves this purpose. It enables us to filter traffic close to your users quickly and only send valid packets to a protected resource. According to Gcore analysts, DDoS protection is highly essential in 2022, as the average power of recorded attacks has more than doubled this year. In 2021, it was 300 Gbps, and now it’s already 700 Gbps,” commented Andrew Slastenov, Head of Web Security at Gcore.

From now on, traffic from the UK and surrounding regions will be handled by the new PoP in London. It offers the following performance:

• Less than 1 ms latency in London
• 5–10 ms latency in other areas of the UK
• More than 1 Tbps filtering capacity
• Protection servers based on high-performance 3rd generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors

The new filtering center has become a reliable part of Gcore’s Protection infrastructure, defending customers against L3, L4, and L7 attacks. It’s suitable for all users, from en-terprises and government organizations to startups and independent developers.

Gcore Protection is available to users of the provider’s virtual machines and bare-metal servers and those running servers at other data centers.

Gcore is an international enabler in public cloud and edge computing, content delivery, hosting, and security solutions. Gcore is headquartered in Luxembourg and has offices in Germany, Poland, Lithuania, and Cyprus.

It provides infrastructure to global leaders in their industries, including Luxembourg’s national agency eSanté, Wargaming, Sandbox Interactive, Avast, and others. The company has been awarded 25+ industry-leading accreditations.

Gcore manages its own global IT infrastructure across 6 continents, with one of the best network performances in Europe, North America, Asia, and LATAM, according to the independent analytical system, Cedexis (a Citrix company), due to the average response worldwide time of 20−30 ms, although in several regions, it even dips under 3−5 ms.

Gcore’s network consists of 140+ points of presence around the world in reliable Tier IV and Tier III data centers, with a total capacity exceeding 110 Tbps.