Level 3 Communications said this morning that it has further expanded its managed security capabilities in Latin America. They have now opened a DDoS scrubbing center in the Brazilian internet hub of São Paulo.
It's the first such facility Level 3 has built out in Latin American, joining five in the USA and three in Europe. According to the company, 12% of DDoS attacks target the region, so it's about time it got some dedicated, local support I'd say. While currency fluctuations have masked it lately, Latin America has been one of Level 3's growth engines ever since the acquisition of Global Crossing and the company has continued to invest in its capabilities across the region.
With the heavy lifting of the tw telecom acquisition now out of the way, Level 3 seems ready for some more M&A. With currencies the way they are right now, the US dollar could go a long way on a few Latin American assets, should there be suitable ones available.