GARR Chooses Corero for Automated DDoS Protection



GARR is the ultra-broadband network dedicated to the Italian research and education community.


Over the past 10 years, GARR has been targeted by DDoS attacks. They often received several DDoS attacks each day, each of which lasted less than 30 minutes. Most of them were large enough to impact the user experience on the network, and a few were severe in terms of upstream saturation.


GARR carefully researched the available DDoS mitigation solutions, and finally selected Corero’s SmartWall® Threat Defense Director solution, because it seamlessly integrates with their existing procedures and organizational structure, and because it works synergistically with GARR’s existing Juniper Network infrastructure.

  • No need to blackhole or null route all traffic to a DDoS target

  • Negligible false positives impacting legitimate traffic

  • Maximum levels of service availability are maintained for users, even in the face of a DDoS event

  • DDoS attacks are automatically mitigated locally at each of their PoPs, avoiding the need to backhaul traffic across the network for mitigation