Cybersecurity best practices and DDoS defence strategies
Cogent’s Global Peer Exchange (GPE) is a revolutionary platform for worldwide connectivity and Internet traffic exchange. Functioning similarly to an Internet Exchange Point (IXP), GPE offers greater global reach, flexibility, and radical pricing. By connecting to GPE, any network can establish dedicated VLAN connections with other GPE participants, utilizing the globalpeerexchange.com platform for discovering and connecting with peering partners. Accessible globally in virtually all renowned data centers, speeds of 10Gbps and above are typically achieved through a Global Peer Connect (GPC) port.
With a GPC port, networks can gain access to Cogent’s Global Peer Exchange, consisting of 1,257 carrier neutral data centers and 54 Cogent data centers across 6 continents.
GPC offers burstable 10GE ports with no long-term commitments or bandwidth requirements, while link aggregation groups (LAGs) are available for those needing additional capacity.
Nexusguard is typically present at carrier-neutral data centers where multiple providers interconnect. If our customers are not present at the same data center or local exchange points, options for direct connectivity are often limited and expensive, such as an IPLC (International Private Leased Circuit). Some customers may opt for overlay tunneling instead, but performance can suffer from issues like packet loss and latency fluctuations, common issues inherent in GRE tunneling.
Cogent’s GPE is not a dedicated private line between locations. Rather, connectivity is enabled through Cogent's Ethernet over MPLS backbone, the same technology underlying Cogent's VPLS intersite connectivity.
The GPE offers an alternative to overlay tunnels, addressing issues like MTU fragmentation that can impact traffic. Networks can connect with each other via the GPE even if they do not share a data center or geographic presence with Nexusguard. The only requirement is a GPC port in each location and a cross-connect to the GPE.
Customers can find us in the Participants Menu and click "Send Request" under Connection Request on the GPE portal. Nexusguard will receive the connection request via email and team up with the customer to provision their selected VLAN IDs.
Nexusguard’s Origin Protection guards against threats that target network resources. Learn more. Origin Protection.
The Global Peer Exchange (GPE) provides unparalleled global reach, flexibility, and affordability for Internet peering and exchange. Nexusguard, in collaboration with Cogent offers a simple on-ramp to this next-generation connectivity platform.