Helping HEAnet clients defend against DDoS and other malicious attacks
Gatekeeper is a powerful system which via a web portal allows HEAnet clients to quickly create and disseminate temporary filters based on traffic flows to their designated address space. This system allows you to filter and block malicious traffic flows before they reach your institution’s network.
Gatekeeper’s key features are:
- Precision – specific malicious flows can be targeted
- Speed – time to disseminate/withdraw rules is sub-20 seconds
- Convenience – clients can use the web portal themselves or make a request by phone or e-mail
- Simplicity – the web portal is intuitive and simple to use
Gatekeeper is powered by standards-based Flowspec technology and uses BGP to distribute the rules throughout the HEAnet network
Cost: Gatekeeper is available to all HEAnet clients at no additional cost.
Clients who do not wish to manage their own rules can continue to contact our Service Desk for support with blocking traffic or in case of an emergency.