Lumen’s DDoS service kept Texas Rangers’ World Series safe from cyberattacks

Nov. 28, 2023
The telco’s DDoS Hyper platform thwarts cyber threats during one of the world's most significant sporting events.

As the Texas Rangers celebrated their World Series victory, Lumen was behind the scenes ensuring Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas, would not become a victim of a significant cyberattack.

Lumen provided its on-demand distributed denial of service (DDoS) service to help ensure their critical infrastructure, stadium Wi-Fi and fan experience remained uninterrupted from hackers compromising the stadium or its attendees.

DDoS attacks aimed at overwhelming network traffic to disrupt services are a growing concern in the digital age. Lumen DDoS Hyper rerouted the Rangers network traffic through global scrubbing centers to filter malicious activities and maintain the integrity of clean traffic.

The Rangers' proactive integration of Lumen's cybersecurity measures at Globe Life Field highlights their commitment to safeguarding digital assets and maintaining the integrity of iconic sporting events.  

"Cybersecurity is increasingly crucial in high-profile sporting events like the World Series. We left nothing to chance," said Mike Bullock, SVP of information technology for the Texas Rangers. "Lumen DDoS Hyper was instrumental in providing rapid, effective protection against complex cyberattacks, providing a seamless experience for our team and fans."

Lumen’s DDoS service stands out because of its advanced scrubbing technology and Black Lotus Labs® threat intelligence.

"Lumen stepped up to the plate to help protect the Texas Rangers and their fans from the disruptive effects of DDoS attacks," said Martin Nystrom, VP of product security for Lumen. "Lumen DDoS Hyper gave the Rangers a self-service way to quickly turn up mitigation services to combat complex and costly threats.”

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