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DDoS Protection

DDoS attacks. Just a matter of time.

Attackers continue to gain ground. In 2023, the average duration of attacks increased by 403%. Read about DDoS trends and what you can do about them in Zayo’s DDoS Insights Report.

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In-Line, Network-Based DDoS Protection

Because a single DDoS attack can cost your company $150,000 or more.

If your organization has ever suffered through a Distributed Denial-of-Service attack, we know your pain — a disruptive DDoS attack can break your ability to serve your customers. As a Tier-1 Internet provider, we’re committed to protecting our customers from the threat of disruption and downtime from a DDoS attack. Our in-line, network-based DDoS Protection software capability gives you a new way to protect every Zayo IP address from attack with a single subscription. We deliver:

DDoS defense that isn’t dependent on appliances and doesn’t require specialized skills.

Exceptional speed of response and capacity to defend against the largest attacks.

Instant-on, always-on protection that’s actively monitored by our Security Operations Center.

Running any business on the Internet without DDoS protection is a risk, and you have to ask yourself if it's one worth taking.

Anna Claibourne

SVP of Packet and Product Software Engineering

In the 2H of 2023


attacks targeted a single company

The average dollar recovery cost is


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Attacks defended in 2023

Defend Against Downtime and Disruption with DDoS Attack Solutions

Whether you’re leading technology initiatives for a mid-sized organization or managing cybersecurity for an enterprise, many organizations like yours have learned that our DDoS Protection service can save them from service disruption, security risks, and the costs of mitigating an attack. Our approach gives you:

Powerful Performance

Our DDoS Protection offers proactive attack protection capabilities to ensure high-speed performance, defending against the most significant attacks at the peering edge. Our automated protection service defends your business Operating within Zayo’s Tier-1 network, utilizing over 35Tb+ of capacity to handle the largest attacks.

Resilience Ready

Zayo ensures always-on protection by rerouting any attack at the single IP address level. We offer strong fault detection, automatic rerouting, and 24/7 monitoring through our Network Operations Center (NOC) and Security Operations Center (SOC), which are dedicated to safeguarding our customers’ services.

Easy and Affordable

Our customer Security Operations Center allows for immediate protection activation without requiring hardware or specialized skills with a standard setup period of only five days, Zayo ensures rapid deployment. Considering the average cost of a DDoS attack is $6,000 per minute, along with factors like lost revenue and the expenses of detection and recovery, comprehensive protection becomes crucial. Zayo provides protection at competitive rates with multiple pricing options.

Instead of going down for an hour, we may see the network drop for three seconds, which is much more manageable for the teachers and principals than the hour we were dealing with.

Billy Russell

Technology Director at North Judson-San Pierre Schools


High-performance Ethernet for enterprise sites

With guaranteed bandwidth performance from Zayo Ethernet, your enterprise sites can stay connected with no congestion.

IP Transit

High-bandwidth, low-latency IP Transit

Zayo’s IP Transit provides low-latency, high-quality connectivity to deliver optimal performance, so your end users have the experience they demand.

Dedicated Internet Access

Dedicated Internet Access that’s always high speed

The size and scale of Zayo’s owned network, combined with the unique and proactive way we manage it, means ensuring your direct high-speed connectivity remains high speed.


Private, configurable networks with WAN services

Zayo WAN Services allow you to customize a reliable, secure communications network across multiple sites to handle diverse traffic types. That means you get a fully managed, flexible solution that lowers your cost and reduces the need for internal resources.


CloudLink connects you directly to the cloud (no data center required)

With CloudLink, your enterprise can have the security, performance, and cost savings of a private connection to the cloud — with or without the cost of space and power in a data center.


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Mitigate risk with Zayo DDoS Protection

Leverage the strength of Zayo’s Tier 1 network and our DDoS mitigation to proactively protect your business.