Link11 is a specialized European IT security provider protecting web services and infrastructures against cyber-attacks. Headquartered in Germany, Link11 maintains global locations, including in Europe, North America, and Asia. The company’s cloud-based IT security services help customers avoid business disruptions and strengthen the cyber-resilience of their business networks and critical applications.
Link11’s product portfolio includes a wide range of security services, such as web and infrastructure DDoS protection, Bot Management, Zero-Touch WAF, and Secure CDN Services. According to unanimous analyst opinion (Frost & Sullivan, Gartner a. o.), Link11 offers high-performance mitigation across all layers and for all attack vectors, including unknown ones, within seconds.
The technological basis for this is Link11’s patented DDoS protection, which relies on machine learning and consistent automation. The company’s global multi-terabit network, which currently has 41+ PoPs (Points of Presence), interconnects the DDoS filter clusters, and is monitored 24/7 by the Link11 Security Operations Center.
The German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) recognizes Link11 as a qualified DDoS protection provider for critical infrastructures. With ISO certification 27001, the company also offers high-level data security processes. Since being founded in 2005, Link11 has received multiple awards for its innovative solutions and business growth.
A total of 41+ POPs worldwide including scrubbing centers and nodes
IP connection to leading Tier 1 & 2 carriers
24/7 Link11 Ops Model via own staff in two Network Operation Centers in Frankfurt and Vancouver
Multiple private peering relationships with major entities
Self-built cloud security platform, based on a Juniper network and premium server hardware
Self-engineered software as a complete in-house development running on the Link11 filter cloud
Links to the main public Internet exchange points
Working hand in hand with a powerful team, the management board steers Link11 into the future. Jens-Philipp Jung and Karsten Desler have been building the company and ensuring its success since 2005. Each of the managing directors brings their individual strengths, passions and expert knowledge to the company.
Co-founder Jens-Philipp Jung serves as a managing director of the Link11 GmbH based in Frankfurt am Main and is responsible for commercial operations. He is a renowned IT expert and a contributor to the ICT strategy of the Federal Ministry of Education. As one of the youngest entrepreneurs of Baden-Württemberg, Jung founded his first IT company while still in school. Within the regional section of Die Jungen Unternehmer (“young entrepreneurs”), he works with dedication to promote optimal entrepreneurial conditions in Germany.
Co-founder and managing director Karsten Desler’s responsibility at Link11 is the continuing technical development process. Patents have been filed for three features of his multi-award-winning Link11 DDoS protection solution. Apart from the continuing development of DDoS protection technology, his role encompasses system and network administration duties for the server hosting and CDN services. He co-founded Link11 GmbH with Jens-Philipp Jung in 2005, when he was still studying computer science.
As an IT expert, Link11 wins customers first and foremost through innovative solutions and a reliable and local customer service. In
addition to DAX groups, numerous leading companies from the e-commerce, finance and insurance, media, and production
industries trust in Link11’s unique DDoS protection.
That is why it is always an especially great honor for us here at Link11 when we receive awards in the fight against cyber criminality.
Link11 has been awarded the Cloud Champion Award of the Main Software 50 Germany ranking. For the first time, the Dutch software investors Main Capital Partners honored software companies in Germany. Read more about the award here.
Triple success: Link11 won the 2022 gold awards as the best European cyber security company in the category “Company size: 50 – 99 employees”, the best DDoS Protection for “Cloud Security” and the best DDoS Protection “Cybersecurity-as-a-service”.
The German Patent and Trade Mark Office (DPMA) has granted Link11 a patent on its cutting-edge DDoS protection technology in 2019. Link11’s patented technology detects, filters, and blocks attacks before they can even reach the IT systems of the company under attack.
In 2018, Link11 has managed to rank on the Cybersecurity 500 list once again, making it one of the most innovative IT security providers in the world.
For the fourth time already, Link11 has received the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Award. After the years 2012, 2013 and 2017, the prize was again given to the DACH-based IT security provider in 2018 with a ranking of 46th on the list of the fastest growing technology companies in Germany.
The 11th “Cybersecurity 500 list” distinguished the most innovative and the “hottest” companies in the worldwide cybersecurity industry. Link11 was one of only a few European companies listed and ranked number 395 in 2017. You can view the list here.
After Link11 won the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Award in 2013 and 2014, the IT experts did it again in 2017 and placed 34th among Germany’s strongest-growing technology companies. The complete list of winners is published here.
With the “DDoS Radar”, Link11 received the German Data Center Award 2016 [Deutscher Rechenzentrumspreis 2016] for the category “RZ-Software” [data center software]. You can find additional information about the German Data Center Award here.
In 2014, Link11 received the Zeta Award from Digital Hub FrankfurtRheinMain for being a company that “has achieved demonstrable success for the development of a digital hub region, and especially the digital hub in FranfurtRheinMain, owing to its foresight and perseverance.” You can visit the website here.
Link11 won first place in the infrastructure category of the Hosting & Service Provider Award 2014. Link11 received the award for its technical solution competence. You can find more information about the award here.
In 2013, Link11 ranked number 13 among Germany’s fastest-growing technology companies. You can see the complete list here.
In 2012, Link11 placed tenth among Germany’s fastest-growing technology companies. That was the first time the company received the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Award. You can see the complete list of winners here.
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AI-based attacks are increasing in number and threaten critical infrastructures Over 70 percent increase in DDoS attacks (H1 2023) in Link11 network increases digital resilience requirements of enterprises. Registered DDoS attacks reach critical volume after an average of 60 seconds in H1 2023 (2022: 93 seconds) – an increasing share of HTTPS attacks to 30% […]
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