October 01, 2014 6:18 AM ET

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Company Overview of The IRC Company, Inc.

Company Overview

The IRC Company, Inc., doing business as Black Lotus Communications Corporation, designs and develops distributed denial of service (DDoS) protection solutions. It offers DDoS protected cloud, dedicated, and bare metal cloud servers; managed co-location solutions; and DDoS Attack Monitoring Platform that displays aggregate flows from the DDoS mitigation cloud’s edge networks. The company’s MitigationPro DDoS protection hardware defends multi-gbps attacks. It offers protection for networks solution for data center companies and service providers worldwide. The company is based in Los Angeles, California. It has network traffic scrubbing centers in Ashburn, Virginia; and Amsterdam, the Netherl...

2664 Lacy Street

Los Angeles, CA 90031

United States



Key Executives for The IRC Company, Inc.

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The IRC Company, Inc. Key Developments

Black Lotus Communications Launches New Scrubbing Centers in Ashburn, Virginia and Amsterdam, Netherlands

Black Lotus Communications announced that two new network traffic scrubbing centers in Ashburn, Virginia and Amsterdam, Netherlands are now live. These scrubbing centers provide terabit-scale DDoS mitigation capacity to enterprise customers around the world, including service providers and hosting operators. By expanding to the East Coast and Europe, Black Lotus is allowing companies to take advantage of lower traffic latency, increased service redundancy and higher mitigation capacity to defend against the most harmful DDoS attacks. The size and frequency of DDoS attacks have already grown rapidly in 2014, with cybercriminals regularly using new attack vectors and exploiting new vulnerabilities to inflict maximum damage on their targets. With Black Lotus' additional scrubbing facilities, customers across the U.S. and throughout Europe will be able to rest assured that these new attacks will be mitigated without delays and without impact to profits or productivity. Black Lotus' security-as-a-service platform now offers mitigation capacity multiple times larger than the biggest DDoS attack ever measured.

Black Lotus Communications Secures $6 Million in Debt Financing from East West Bank

Black Lotus Communications announced it has secured an initial debt facility of $6 million, provided by East West Bank, to accelerate its ambitious global expansion initiatives leading to unprecedented upgrades to domestic DDoS mitigation centers and the launch of international locations to include an initial launch in Amsterdam within the next month. The Company will use the financing to scale the footprint, capacity, and resiliency of its DDoS mitigation capabilities.

Black Lotus Communications Deploys New Scrubbing Center with CoreSite Realty Corporation

Black Lotus Communications announced that it has deployed a new scrubbing center with CoreSite Realty Corporation. This partnership allows Black Lotus to provide additional protection through a tier-one, highly available mitigation network for the Los Angeles market, ensuring customers avoid revenue losses from large DDoS outages. Prior to the benchmark Spamhaus attack, DDoS traffic volume had not exceeded 100 gigabytes per second (Gbps). But, the growing popularity of distributed reflection denial of service attack exploitations, such as of the NTP protocol, has resulted in record-breaking attacks exceeding 400 Gbps. Black Lotus has added capacity at CoreSite's One Wilshire campus to ensure DDoS protection for customers without suffering downtime. Additionally, Black Lotus' end-to-end mitigation services are available on CoreSite's Open Cloud Exchange ecosystem and it's Any2 Internet Exchange. The partnership adds more than 1600 Gbps of core network interconnect and more than 400 Gbps of network edge transit and peering, ensuring customers can leverage quality bandwidth and rapid return of clean traffic to its destination.

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