Unfortunately, every company whose economic success relies on its online presence can be targeted by cyber crooks who are looking to make a quick buck - whether by blackmailing the firm into paying for stopping the attack, or by getting hired by its competition to take and keep down its websites.
Most of the time, companies don't have the means, knowledge or the inclination to set up DDoS protection by themselves, but luckily for them there are businesses out there who offer the service.
Among the most prominent are:
Prolexic is a privately held company whose primary business consists of protect Internet-facing infrastructures against DDoS attacks at the network, transport, and application layers.
It operates the world’s largest cloud-based DDoS mitigation network, employs advanced routing anti-DDoS devices to combat all known types of DoS and DDoS denial of service attacks, and a global network of traffic scrubbing centers.
It provides three kind of services: monitoring services for detecting attacks, mitigation services for intercepting them, and attack tracking and quarterly publication of reports for its partners.
GigeNET has been offering denial of service mitigation and prevention since 1999. Their ProxyShield mitigation system can put a stop to DDoS attacks which could result in extended periods of downtime and cost your business countless dollars in lost revenue.
ProxyShield is designed to defend your server or website from DDoS attacks with remote hosting so there is no need to move your servers. The solution offers protection for your website IP address, automatic detection and filtering of DoS / DDoS attacks, extensive web content compression that will increase the browsing speed for your site along with experienced engineers available 24x7x365 to assist every you step of the way.
GigeNET’s solution is available without a contract or hardware investment and can defend against larger attacks of 5Gbps or 5 Million PPS and more.
BlockDos offers a number of DDoS protection plans - even custom ones - for every budget and website type, offers multiple locations for DDoS mitigation, high-speed border filtering, deep packet inspection to distinguish between spoofed and legitimate traffic, and more.
BlockDos guarantees 99.9% uptime for its enterprise customers.
Black Lotus offers all-in-one dedicated servers and DDoS protection solutions, a choice of operating systems on them, an Application Firewall service with Human Behavior Analysis technology that is capable of mitigating Layer 7 HTTP attacks with near 100% accuracy.
The company offers a DDoS Attack Monitoring Platform that displays aggregate flows from the DDoS mitigation cloud’s edge networks, allowing customers to gain visibility on large attacks that span across the entire network without being constrained to a limited view of attack data, and visualize attack data in excess of multi-10G and identify specific targets.
Among the network security and monitoring solutions that Arbor Networks offers to its customers are also DNS infrastructure protection and in-cloud DDoS protection.
Deployed in the backbones of the largest networks in the world, its Peakflow solutions detect, mitigate and report on DDoS attacks. The solutions use a number of methods of attack detection and mitigation such as access control lists, Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) black-hole routing, BGP flow-spec, attack fingerprint sharing, and offer support for other third-party packet scrubbing products.
Besides operating two of the Internet's thirteen root nameservers, being the authoritative registry for the a number of top-level domains and operating the back-end systems for several more, Verisign has also added DDoS mitigation, managed DNS and threat intelligence to its security offerings.
Verisign offers scalable cloud-based DDoS monitoring and mitigation services, 24x7 support, and integrates deep threat analysis from Verisign iDefense.
A subsidiary of Imperva, Incapsula offers a cloud-based service that includes a Web Application Firewall and Content Delivery Network.
It also offers cloud-based DDoS Protection Services to its enterprise customers, protecting them from both network and application level attacks, scaling on-demand to counter multi-gigabyte malicious attacks.
Rack911, a Linux server management, administration and security company, expanded its services beyond basic server hardening and troubleshooting into specialized areas of Linux server management, such as disaster recovery, PCI Data Security Standards and ecommerce management.
They also added DDoS Proxy Services to its offerings, helping in the mitigation of a variety of attacks, including TCP SYN/ACK Flood, UDP Packet Flood, HTTP GET Request Flood.
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