Akamai sets up security ops centre in Bangalore

21st May 2015
Akamai sets up security ops centre in Bangalore

Bangalore, May 21 2015: Global leader in content delivery network (CDN) services Akamai Technologies,  now has   its latest Security Operations Centre (SOC) in Bangalore. By year end, the new centre  will be the second largest Akamai SOC in terms of human resources outside the United States.
Says Sidharth Malik, Akamai's  Managing Director India: “Many Asian countries continue to be a major source of cyber attacks. Locating SOC resources close to the point of attack origin provides Akamai with a significant mitigation advantage. This is a proven strategy that we embrace not only in Asia, but around the world.”
 In its Q1 2015 “State of the Internet Security Report”, Akamai noted that over 22 percent of the recorded DDoS attack source traffic originated from China during Q1 2015, making it the top source country for attack traffic during the quarter. When compared to the previous quarter, China saw a 66 percent increase in attack source IPs compared with the previous quarter’s top country.
The report also finds that:
The number of DDoS attacks doubled, packed a smaller, longer-lasting punch compared to Q1 2014. In Q1 2015, the typical DDoS attack was less than 10 gigabits per second (Gbps) and endured for more than 24 hours. There were eight mega-attacks in Q1, each exceeding 100 Gbps
 IPv6 DDoS is not yet a common occurrence, but there are indications that malicious actors have started testing and researching IPv6 DDoS attack methods. A new set of risks and challenges associated with the transition to IPv6 are already affecting cloud providers as well as home and corporate network owners.
A  copy of the Q1 2015 State of the Internet - Security Report can be downloaded free here.