October 31, 2017
Qrator is one of Eastern Europe’s most widely used and highly regarded Distributed Denial of Service mitigation service providers. Following major international expansion, Qrator has upgraded its critical infrastructure to innovative software and Arista Networks technology which has offered an efficient, scalable and cost-efficient foundation for future innovation whilst delivering critical levels of reliability.
With the fundamental technical limitations overcome and the Arista switching layer providing both the performance and reliability demanded of the Qrator service, the company began rolling out Arista switches to all of its PoPs. With the custom created daemons and Qrator software running within each switch, the service is also able to deliver the custom telemetry it needs to identify and block DDoS attacks. According to Head of Qrator Labs NOC, the goals of the upgrade project have been comfortably met, and the choice of using Arista layer 3 switching has proven a viable foundation for continued expansion. “Just looking at the Arista switch utilisation and reliability, we now have an uptime of more than 1000 days- it just doesn’t drop,” says Dmitry Shemonaev, “We had an accident in January of 2016 when a switch lost its memory (NAND flash), and although it continued working we had to restart it.”
June 19, 2017
One of the most persistent bugs in Internet infrastructure, route leaks in the border gateway protocol (BGP), is in the sights of a group of 'net boffins and their with a new Internet-Draft.
BGP's one of the Internet's persistent trouble-spots: ineradicable because it's ubiquitous, it's vulnerable because it's ancient, a relic of a collegiate Internet in which admins knew each other by name.
Because it predated a global Internet inhabited by bad and good actors, BGP trusts the messages it receives – making it a cinch for someone to black out slabs of the 'net either through malice, or because their thumbs are bigger than their keys.
June 12, 2017
Russian national operator Rostelecom has signed a cooperation agreement with Qrator Labs, a resident of Moscow's Skolkovo innovation park.
The parties will cooperate on the development of solutions related to internet and a safe functioning of the global network. The agreement was signed during the Startup Village 2017 international conference.
Qrator Labs has designed the Qrator.Radar service, processing routing information and to define network anomalies under the real time regime. The operator's cyber-security centre has already started trialing the Qrator.Radar system for its IP-network. Qrator.Radar will provide the operator with data on incidents such as as Route Leaks, MOAS-conflicts (multiple origin AS) and Bogons.
May 31, 2017
Lazada Group has chosen Qrator Labs as its technology partner in DDoS mitigation to ensure continuous Internet resource availability for its eCommerce operations across Southeast Asia.
The announcement comes on the heels of a successful 6-month collaboration in which Qrator Labs deployed a unique solution to boost Lazada's internet resources for steep traffic surges, and to fortify against external hacking attempts. The solution ensured 100% uptime and reduced latency, hence a seamless experience for Lazada's shoppers even during its 5th Birthday which pulled in about 70 million visits over the 3-day sale event in March.
February 15, 2017
In collaboration with Wallarm we have presented a report on network security in 2016. As a company with main focus on DDoS mitigation solutions we observed a few changes in the field during the last year.
Incidents related to Denial of Service attacks are again getting media attention. But now a proper attack may threaten availability of the whole regions. The problem again requires increased attention as if we went 57 years back in time.
Until the past year it could appear that the issue of DDoS was solved.
But power of attacks and their complexity rose significantly in 2016. In past even powerful 100300 Gbps attacks caused no real pain. Complex attacks on application layer protocols were rare. In 2016 the world saw 1 Tbit/s attacks for the first time, while attacks on the L7 layer became much more widespread.