Committed to Your Defense

About Black Lotus

At the turn of the century, distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks were not part of the dialogue within information security circles. After the first CERT advisories in 1999, a team of researchers became aware of this threat and began developing the systems, methods, and best practices to combat the threat that would become one of the most pervasive and dangerous problems threatening network operators. Today that team is Black Lotus, industry renowned DDoS mitigation specialists which focus on delivering DDoS protection to service providers and enterprises via network defense, website defense, and managed dedicated services.

Black Lotus is a holding of Industry Capital, a San Francisco based private equity fund with $1.4 billion under management.


Customers Are Talking About Black Lotus

Everything we do at Black Lotus is a reflection of our unwavering commitment to our customers. At HostingCon 2012, we interviewed several of our customers and partners and asked them to share their experiences and discuss the importance of choosing the right solution for mitigating large and complex DDoS attacks.

Learn why companies like HubSpot, OnApp, and VentraIP trust their customer's uptime to Black Lotus. Allow us to provide your company with the same level of care and expertise to guarantee the uptime of your websites or entire BGP network in the face of the most severe and daunting DDoS threats.






State of the Art DDoS Mitigation Facilities

Black Lotus provides carrier grade DDoS mitigation service through state of the art, globally distributed facilities in North America and Europe, with extended service available anywhere in the world. Capable of defeating the world's largest and most complex attacks, the Black Lotus network has earned numerous awards for its scale, capability, and success in guaranteeing the defense of service providers and enterprises.

Key capabilities of the Black Lotus network include:

  • Global terabit-scale network with 480 Gbps of active DDoS mitigation capacity
  • Datacenters and DDoS mitigation facilities throughout North America and Europe
  • Global service delivery via GRE tunnels, physical cross connections, or virtual ethernet service
  • Extensive peering and high performance transit capacity with NTT, GT-T, Level 3, Equinix, and CoreSite
  • Redundancy at every layer of service with zero single points of failure
  • Native IPv6 DDoS detection and mitigation capabilities

In 2014, Black Lotus invested an additional $6 million in order to expand its global footprint, improve performance, and guarantee continued defense against attacks expected to exceed 800 Gbps by 2015.