To help our customers mitigate the effects of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks against their networks, we offer customer-triggered blackholing. Blackholing allows network operators to signal a blackhole by using the BGP BLACKHOLE community.
Malicious traffic is dropped
When you detect a DDoS attack against your network, you can announce the affected prefixes as Blackholes by using the BGP BLACKHOLE community.
As a result, all the traffic flowing to the victim will instead be dropped on the UAE-IX platform, so that your resources are protected against the increased loads caused by the attack. The blackholed traffic will never reach your access.
What's more, you can apply specific communities (policy control) to signal blackholed routes only to a subset of peers.
In Dubai, there’s a dedicated Blackholing route server (rsbh) available.
Free of charge
The Blackholing service is free of charge. Our Blackholing support is available for peers running both IPv4 and IPv6.