Sr. Director of Global Communications
BELMONT, CALIF. – Defense.Net, the only company designed to mitigate the increasing scale and sophistication of modern Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks, today announced the launch of DDoS Frontline, a new primary DDoS mitigation service designed to protect businesses and organizations against the increasing threat of modern DDoS attacks that have disabled their web and business operations. DDoS Frontline combines a network provisioned with 10 times the bandwidth and mitigation capacity per customer of the leading primary DDoS mitigation providers with breakthrough new technologies specifically designed to counter the latest and most powerful DDoS attack techniques, ensuring continuous operations for customers. It also eliminates the harmful side effects created by legacy DDoS mitigation techniques.
“Since Weebly was founded in 2006, we have been somewhat unique in building our own infrastructure in-house, including our DDoS mitigation capabilities,” said Chris Fanini, Co-Founder and CTO of Weebly, a website creation service which has enabled more than 20 million people to create their own high-quality websites. “While this infrastructure has served us well in successfully thwarting DDoS attacks in the past, we’ve recently seen an increasing number of attacks that are larger and more complex than before. By partnering with Defense.Net and utilizing their massive distributed scrubbing centers, we remain protected from these larger DDoS attacks – enabling us to remain focused on delivering our users a high-quality experience.”
In DDoS attacks, perpetrators assemble an army of compromised computers (a botnet) to inundate a website with a volume of requests that overwhelms and crashes the website. Recently, the ease of access to sophisticated attack tools has advanced to a level where a botnet that can do millions of dollars of damage within minutes can be rented for $7 per hour, making these powerful attack tools widely available to anyone with a grudge, even with minimal technical knowledge. Motivations range from political and religious hacktivists, extortionists, business competitors and even disgruntled customers and former employees.
DDoS Frontline protects against the entire spectrum of DDoS attacks, from low-level Layer 7 attacks to the increasingly frequent large-scale attacks, including those that have overwhelmed traditional DDoS mitigation services and exceeded the size of the Internet pipe before any traffic can even reach an organization’s mitigation equipment. The benefits over legacy DDoS mitigation services include:
“DDoS attacks have grown significantly in the past 18 months, taking down even some of the largest and most heavily defended websites,” said Chris Risley, CEO of Defense.Net. “DDoS Frontline offers an entirely new set of network technologies specifically designed to protect large enterprises and critical infrastructure from today’s DDoS attacks and the growing number of actors carrying out these attacks.”
Defense.Net Frontline is based on the following components:
“The DDoS threat is constantly morphing and requires that businesses have the most current defenses in place,” said Defense.Net founder and CTO Barrett Lyon. “In addition to the best technologies, network and team, Defense.Net is providing enterprises with the highest levels of transparency and customer service. We understand the concerns of the companies we’re protecting and understand that “false positives” are more than an acceptable side effect of mitigation – they’re your customers.”
Founded by Barrett Lyon, who created the Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack mitigation industry more than 10 years ago, Defense.Net has combined the top minds in the DDoS space with breakthrough new technologies designed to effectively address today’s and tomorrow’s DDoS mitigation challenges. It is the only company to defend businesses and organizations against this new generation of massive and sophisticated DDoS attacks while delivering the highest levels of Internet application performance – two areas where legacy DDoS mitigation services have not been able to match the modern strategies of today’s cyberattackers. With increasing threats from the escalating scale and complexity of DDoS attacks and a growing number of antagonists willing to use them, Defense.Net protects organizations from modern attacks by providing end-users with a seamless experience as if no attack were occurring. The company has raised more than $9.5M in debt and equity financing with investors that include visionary security and Internet investor Bessemer Venture Partners (BVP).
Addendum: F5 Networks acquired Defense.Net in May 2014
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