May 2016 QuadraNet Newsletter

Welcome To The May Edition Of The QuadraNet Newsletter.

QuadraNet hopes that you and your family had a fantastic Memorial Day weekend.   We extend our thanks to those who have served and those who are currently serving.

For the next 24 hours we are having a post-Memorial Day sale by providing 20% off of our website pricing.   Forward this newsletter to along with the services you’d like to order! This applies for expansion services only, meaning additional services as part of Post Memorial Day celebration!

In this month’s QuadraNet newsletter , we’ll take a look into some new developments taking place in our network infrastructure and take a deep dive into the three levels of QuadraNet’s Vest DDoS service.
In this issue we’ll cover:
  • QuadraNet “Turns Up” Nationwide Rollout of Transit Circuits
  • Which Vest DDoS Solution is Right For You?
  • Getting to Know You Better

QuadraNet “Turns Up” Nationwide Rollout of Transit Circuits

When QuadraNet acquired an IP transit company near the end of 2015, they put together a plan to upgrade the former company’s network by taking on an initiative to turn up fifty 10Gig transit circuits across the United States and in Amsterdam.  This took months of preparation and research to get ready for such a monumental task. 


In doing this monumental task, QuadraNet has developed their own optimized procedure for turning up a new port and is ready to offer transit services in any of its locations.  “Through our recent experience in this project we are more prepared than ever to quickly and accurately turn up circuits for our transit clients” continues Carlson.

QuadraNet gained some valuable experience working with new facilities and learned the intricacies of several demarcation points where they can deliver service. Some key facilities that were involved in this nationwide rollout were, Equinix, Coresite, and Digital Realty Trust buildings. 

Mr. Carlson is happy to have the project finished and is very satisfied with the outcome. QuadraNet/Xlitt looks forward to continuing to serve their clients in these different markets.

If your organization is in need of transit services, please visit the website.

Which Vest DDoS Solution is Right For You?

Earlier this year, QuadraNet released their new Vest DDoS Mitigation services. Vest is available to QuadraNet customers in 3 different levels of service.

• Vest Detect & Mitigate
• Vest Always On
• Vest Dedicated

How do you know which one to choose?

Let’s take a look at each service level and what they have to offer.

Vest Detect and Mitigate

Vest Detect and Mitigate DDoS Protection uses a volumetric detection procedure to detect if your network
VestDDoSHeadlinedevices are experiencing a DDoS attack. Volumetric detection relies on traffic volume and frequency of known protocols. If the event volume and frequency exceed safe limits, the DDoS attack is detected, and traffic is shifted to our scrubbing center.

Vest Detect and Mitigate DDoS Protection uses signature-based mitigation to mitigate threats once detected. This mitigation method uses attack signatures to quickly block the attacks that are most frequently seen in the wild.

Vest Detect and Mitigate DDoS Protection can handle a maximum capacity up to 30Gbps of attack traffic. When an attack occurs, the client will be notified via QuadraNet’s ticketing system regarding the attack size parameters. Clients will also receive notifications whenever an attack exceeds thresholds, and when the attack ceases. There is also an option to request that QuadraNet’s network engineers create a one-time report about the incident that occurred. These reports are available for $50 per occurrence.

Vest Detect and Mitigate DDoS Protection is a reactive DDoS solution. Reactive management means that we will respond reactively to attacks that occur and resolve issues as they arise.

Vest Always On

Vest Always-On DDoS Protection uses the same volumetric detection procedures as Vest Detect and Mitigate DDoS Protection and adds the use of behavioral DDoS detection. Behavioral detection uses your real traffic to establish patterns and baselines in-line so that anomalies can be discovered and classified.

With Vest Always-On DDoS Protection, incidents are mitigated using both signature based mitigation and network anomaly mitigation techniques. Anomaly mitigation is linked with behavioral detection. Once your traffic patterns are well known, anomalies can be classified by heuristics and mitigation actions can be undertaken.

Vest Always-On DDoS Protection can handle attacks that receive up to 40Gbps of malicious traffic. In addition to alert notifications via the ticketing system, the intelligence and reporting portal inside of QuadraNet’s NEO control panel allows you to look at traffic samples, generate compliance reports, and get in-depth information about previous attacks and the countermeasures used. At this level of service one-time attack reports are provided at no charge.

Vest Always-On DDoS Protection is a proactive DDoS solution. QuadraNet’s network engineers will perform maintenance and analyze your attack history to make changes to improve and maintain service reliability.

Vest Dedicated

QuadraNet’s most comprehensive solution to DDoS attacks is the Vest Dedicated service level. At this level, custom-built detection rules allow QuadraNet to perform traffic sampling in-line or out-of-path or use flow data for larger networks. Detection methods are fine tuned to suit your business’s specific requirements.

When an attack on the Vest Dedicated platform occurs, mitigation is handled via a cloud-based system. Cloud mitigation enables QuadraNet to shift legitimate and attack traffic to global scrubbing centers around the world allowing a defensive solution that is capable of protecting against large volumetric attacks.

Vest Dedicated is capable of protecting your network devices from attacks that are upwards of 40Gbps of attack traffic. QuadraNet’s ticketing system will alert you of incidents and the NEO control panel’s intelligence and reporting portal will allow you to look at traffic samples, generate compliance reports, and get in-depth information about previous attacks and the countermeasures used.

Vest Dedicated is a custom solution that is engineered to give you exactly the service you need with guaranteed response times that meet your particular business needs.

Regardless of which DDoS Mitigation service level you choose, the highly trained staff at QuadraNet is ready to assist you in keeping your network attached business resources always available.

If you have any questions or would like assistance in deciding which Vest product is best for your organization, please contact the sales department at or call 1-855-5QUADRA


Getting To Know You Better

In an effort to understand more about the clients we serve, we would like to ask you to please participate in a client survey that we’ve put together.

It will only take a few moments of your time, but the information you provide will be invaluable in allowing us to learn more about you.

We ask you to please participate in the survey here.


That’s it for this issue. We hope you enjoyed the latest updates, and we look forward to reporting to you again in next edition of the QuadraNet newsletter.