Launch of DDoS Shield

Hydro One Telecom Inc. launches DDoS Shield, a cybersecurity solution that protects against Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks.

TORONTO, August 17, 2021 – Hydro One Telecom Inc. today announced the launch of DDoS Shield, an always-on security solution that delivers automated intelligent defense against Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks.

Since 2019, DDoS attacks have grown by over 270%, putting businesses and organizations at greater risk. It is estimated that the total number of DDoS attacks will increase to more than 15 million by 2023. The global pandemic, as well as the proliferation of the Internet of Things and 5G Networks, are contributing to a growth in the size and number of attacks, making network security top of mind for businesses of every size, in every industry.

Offered as an add-on service to Hydro One Telecom’s Internet solutions, DDoS Shield provides automated DDoS protection that seamlessly detects and blocks malicious traffic within seconds and allows a customer’s Internet service to continue without disruption.

DDoS Shield is part of Hydro One Telecom’s growing portfolio of products and services designed to provide secure and reliable information communications technology solutions to our clients. DDoS Shield provides many important benefits, including:

  • Built-in network protection: Smart technology monitors traffic that runs through Hydro One Telecom’s network to detect and block malicious traffic before it impacts the customer’s network.
  • Automated and fast detection: DDoS Shield features 24/7 automatic detection and mitigation in seconds, well before reaching the customer’s network.
  • Real-time visibility: Secure customer portal provides real-time visibility into the threat landscape and alerts.
  • Data sovereignty: Unlike other DDoS services which route data to “scrubbers” located outside of Canada, DDoS Shield ensures all data remains within Hydro One Telecom’s Canadian network, which means data is protected under Canadian legal jurisdiction.

Our journey to transform Hydro One Telecom from a provider of connectivity to a full-service information communications technology solutions provider continues with the release of DDoS Shield. This important service is part of our full suite of solutions that help protect client data and mitigate risk in an ever-evolving and inter-connected world.

DDoS Shield will be attractive to organizations that require secure and uninterrupted connectivity, including those in the financial services, energy, government, retail, security, and healthcare sectors. The service will improve their network performance, mitigate downtime risks, reduce costs, and allow them to focus on growing their business.

About Acronym

Acronym Solutions Inc. is a full-service information and communications technology (ICT) company that provides a range of scalable and secure Network, Voice & Collaboration, Security, Cloud and Managed IT Solutions. We support Canadian businesses, large enterprises, service providers, healthcare providers, public-sector organizations and utilities. We leverage our extensive network expertise to design and build customized, fully scalable solutions to help our customers grow their businesses and realize their full potential. With more than 20 years’ experience managing the communications system that enables Ontario’s electrical grid, Acronym is uniquely positioned to understand the mission-critical needs of any business to deliver the innovative and reliable services that respond to the changing demands of businesses, and support rapid growth and digital transformation initiatives.

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