Press Release

Pragma Security, a leading Managed Security Services Provider in France, has joined the France-IX Marketplace as a seller in Paris providing a new services portfolio that includes the world’s largest AS-path collection tool, DDoS mitigation, WAF, DNS protection, telemetry and network analytics. The four hundred plus networks, which comprise the membership of the France-IX Paris peering community, will be able to secure their websites, infrastructures and applications hosted in the Cloud with flexibility and efficiency.

A pure cybersecurity player and the exclusive partner of QRator Labs, a global DDoS mitigation solution provider, Pragma Security is offering a comprehensive range of solutions via the France-IX Marketplace. This includes BGP monitoring and detection with the QRator Radar service – a tool which analyses the relationships between international AS networks and notifies users in real time about any BGP issues (such as hijack, route leak, and more).The QRator BGP Radar monitoring and detection tool is the biggest AS-path collector in the world with over 250 million paths taken into account for analysis.

Pragma Security also provides anti-DDoS protection against both volumetric DDoS attacks on infrastructure, through the QRator Ingress mitigation service, and application layer DDoS attacks through QRator services. The Anti-DDoS protection is flexible to France-IX members’ needs: it can be either always-on or activated temporarily, for example to anticipate an e-commerce peak season. Thanks to 30 scrubbing sites worldwide – including a local one in France – and a treatment capacity of 1.5 billion packets per second, the maximum response time to an attack (with always-on anti-DDoS protection) is 30 seconds.

France-IX members will also be able to subscribe to additional solutions including Web Application Firewall (WAF), DNS protection, Telemetry and network analytics. As the provisioning of these Pragma Security’s services is done via private VLANs between the Pragma Security and France-IX members’ peering ports, this setup ensures that Pragma Security sends back cleaned traffic to the member with high SLA (Service Level Agreements) levels, along with real-time reporting tools.

“Joining the France-IX Marketplace was a natural decision for us as the IXP gathers a very active community of French networks, which are able to take full advantage of their connection ports by subscribing to complementary network security services, such as the ones we offer them in cybersecurity,” says Matthieu Texier, Founder at Pragma Security.

“Enterprises today are facing cyber-threats that are constantly increasing in sophistication, while growing their applications and infrastructures. In this context, only a specialised player can support and offer them a set of solutions covering all the vectors of DDoS attacks. We are delighted to keep providing added value services to our members by partnering today with Pragma Security, the only specialist on the French market able to offer such a comprehensive range of solutions from infrastructure to application protection, to the monitoring and detection of Internet routing anomalies,” concludes, Franck Simon, President at France IX Services.

The France-IX peering community of over four hundred international telecommunications carriers, ISPs, content providers, content delivery networks, enterprises, and many other internet professionals, are able to optimise their existing port in the IXP by buying valuable IP-centric services via the France-IX Marketplace. This delivers a number of benefits to both sellers and buyers: sellers get the efficiency of a single port to provide services to France-IX members’ networks; access to a growing number of potential customers in expanding new markets throughout the Middle East and Africa via France-IX Marseille; and the freedom to apply their own product and pricing strategy. Buyers get access to competitively priced, valuable services, which are delivered directly over a VLAN from the seller’s France-IX Marketplace port to their own France-IX peering port. The VLAN provisioning is completed in one business day and services are available instantly in all France-IX points of presence, which allows all France-IX members to access all the Marketplace services anywhere, irrespective of their equipment location.