Tailored and timely protection against DDoS attacks

As distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks continue to rise, the risk to your operations, reputation, and even bottom line also increases. ORION Enhanced DDoS Threat Protection provides a heightened layer of security, tailored to your traffic patterns, that quickly detects and mitigates potential threats before they disrupt your network.

How does it work?

ORION Enhanced DDoS Threat Protection proactively detects and protects your organization in real time, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It works across your ORION network services, helping you maintain your network uptime and avoid the high cost of responding to and recovering from a DDoS attack.

Stop DDoS threats upstream before they reach your network by leveraging the power of Arbor Threat Mitigation System and the ATLAS Intelligence Feed. ORION security experts work with your institution to tailor the system to your unique network patterns. Together, this ensures faster and more effective protection.

ORION Enhanced DDoS Threat Protection offers detailed insights after each attack together with in-depth reporting throughout the year so that you can identify your network’s threat trends. With access to detailed data about your traffic and events, you can identify critical threat patterns as they emerge.

Key features and benefits

Uniquely tailored

ORION’s network security experts will work closely with you to tailor the system based on your unique traffic patterns. This reduces the number of false positives and increases the speed and accuracy of detection and auto mitigation.

Powerful inline detection

Leading technologies including Arbor Threat Mitigation System and the ATLAS Intelligence Feed proactively detect and protect against emerging threats on your network in real time, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. All of this happens on the ORION network before it reaches your network to save you valuable time and resources.

Insights and reporting

Get comprehensive reporting so that you can identify critical threat patterns as they emerge. This intelligence helps you better understand both normal and threat traffic, and make informed decisions to improve traffic engineering, security controls and service performance.

Reports include:

  • Near real-time threat reports for deeper insights into current traffic and potential threats
  • Quarterly DDoS alert summary and institution security summary reports
  • On-demand in-depth reports available four times a year:
    • Institution Fingerprints Summary Report
    • Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) Port Summary Report
    • User Datagram Protocol (UDP) Port Summary Report
    • Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP) Summary Report

Cost-effective solution

ORION’s range of DDoS Threat Protection provides a shared service for the community, bringing you state-of-the-art DDoS protection. Our enhanced solution is tailored to your unique technical, business and service needs – a feature otherwise beyond the reach of modest budgets.

Conserve resources by reducing the time your team spends investigating potential DDoS incidents. At the same time, increased uptime for your network users means continuity of your network-connected business functions, resource protection, and ultimately helping prevent the high costs of potential DDoS attacks.

Comprehensive reports support your business planning by identifying effective risk management controls and processes. You’ll get the data you need to reinforce the importance and benefit of ongoing investment in digital infrastructure.

ORION’s commitment

ORION’s range of DDoS Threat Protection provides a shared service for Ontario’s research, education and innovation community, bringing you state-of-the-art cybersecurity solutions while reducing the cost of your infrastructure and resources. It’s all part of our ongoing commitment to robust and reliable digital infrastructure. We are continually upgrading our network and enhancing our services to effectively respond to the changing needs of our constituents and the global threat landscape.

How to access the service

If you’re a constituent of the ORION network, you already benefit from ORION DDoS Threat Protection. It is now an additional layer of value delivered by your connection to ORION’s research and education network.

If you have questions about ORION cybersecurity services, or how to join the ORION Network, please contact: