The London Internet Exchange (LINX) welcomed new member network NaWas to their community and peering LAN in London this month.
The Dutch born not-for-profit network have been specialising in DDoS prevention services for six years and are a founder member of The NBIP (Dutch National Internet Providers Management Organization).
The NBIP offers small, medium and large Internet and VoIP providers an on-demand service to combat DDoS attacks in the Netherlands and the rest of Europe. This enables individual ISPs or VoIP providers to avoid large investments and access more powerful weapons to fend off DDoS attacks. The organisation now protects more than 42% of Dutch Internet domains.
Already present at the Amsterdam Internet Exchange, NaWas made the decision to join LINX as part of their wider business strategy for growth in the UK market.
Frank Dupker, European Network Manager for NaWas says:
“We are so pleased to be a part of the LINX community as part of our wish to grow our network in UK to fight DDoS. Our services are very economical and consisting of a flat fee because of our non-profit community structure. Technical we have a multi-vendor line-up and offer best of breed scrubbing services. Being part of LINX community is important to grow new memberships from local ISP’s.”
NaWas attended the recent LINX Member Conference in London and found it really valuable, meeting the LINX team and the community.
“LINX107 was a great opportunity to present our vision and meet potential new members in UK and outside the country. Really a pleasure to be part of it, we definitely come back for other meetings.”
London is a key interconnection hub for global businesses and LINX is the largest Internet exchange in the UK with over 400 of their 900 member strong community being key UK networks.
The Dutch National Internet Providers Management Organization (Nationale Beheersorganisatie Internet Providers, or NBIP for short) is a unique initiative of Internet providers that goes under the motto “Smarter and stronger together”. The NBIP is an independent non-profit organization that contributes to a safer Internet by jointly purchasing and operating expensive facilities that are only occasionally needed. A successful example of such facilities is NaWaS, an on-demand service to combat DDoS attacks in the Netherlands and the rest of Europe. Besides these services, NBIP is actively sharing knowledge with other interested parties as Universities, Governmental and Commercial in an effort of keeping an open and strong internet.