Macquarie Government Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) Mitigation Service

November 1 2016, by Angela Anderson | Category: Government

The only time we’re proud to deny something to our customers.


Security just got more streamlined.

We already supply Secure Internet Gateway services to many government agencies in Australia. As such, we’re well placed to offer a range of Optional Gateway Services, one of which is Distributed Denial of Service mitigation.


What’s the threat?

DDoS threats come in many forms, but by far the most common is a Volumetric attack where devices on the public internet are hijacked to overwhelm a specific target. These attacks can cripple the internet access to an organisation – freezing web, email and internet interactions. And traditional security devices such as firewalls, switches and routers simply cannot cope.

Macquarie Government can help prevent Distributed Denial of Service (or commonly known as DDoS) attacks upon Australian Government agencies and departments


How we can help.

We operate a DDoS Threat Detection service that detects DDoS activity and puts in place a manual process to reroute the threat away. For those more serious about DDoS and the potential risks it can have on your business, we also offer a DDoS Scrubbing Service. This takes place when an attack is detected by our advanced network sensors, and the malicious DDoS source traffic is discarded in the global region where it originates from. It’s powerful too, with up to 100Gbps of combined network scrubbing capacity.


We’re local. Global. And switched on.

Wherever the threat comes from – we’re ready. when DDoS activity is detected in any of the 3 global regions (USA, ANZ and Asia) the localised scrubbing centre in the region closest to the source of the malicious activity kicks in, and mitigates the traffic from reaching across international networks. The result? It diverts the nasty traffic away from the Secure Internet Gateway (SIG), whilst letting the good stuff in.


We’re ready to help today. And tomorrow.
Our DDoS service at a glance.

Protection across 3 Regions

  • USA
  • Australian & NZ
  • Asia

Fast identification

  • Triggers alerts to SOC
  • Threat notification to client
  • Size, type and source

Helpful, friendly support

  • 99.95% uptime SLA
  • 24/7 monitoring
  • Fast, helpful service


World-Class Tech Specs

  • Macquarie Government DDoS Mitigation monitors ingress points on the Macquarie Government External Internet Edge
  • Our DDoS Mitigation service has been designed to scrub DDoS traffic at the source i.e. before it consumes international bandwidth
  • IPv4 and IPv6 enabled
  • Can report by application, TCP/UDP, protocol and top talkers
  • Removes high-volume flood attacks
  • Protection spread across Macquarie Government Data centres, multiple 10Gbps Links providing scrubbing services providing resiliency.


We’re ready when you are.

For more information contact Macquarie Government today.

Angela Anderson

About the author.

Angela is the Head of Business Development for Macquarie Government. She has worked for the company for 14 years and has experience in strategy development and implementation, particularly in the areas of Sales and Marketing. Being part of a business focused on supporting the cloud and cyber focus of the Federal Government and State Government is an exciting challenge, and she is particularly interested in the development of cyber security skill sets in Australia.

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