DDoS protection services launched

Imperva and Tata Communications have both announced the launch of Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attack protection services.

Imperva said its Cloud DDoS Protection offering is a simple, secure, cloud-based service that complements the capabilities of its SecureSphere web application firewall.

Amichai Shulman, CTO at Imperva, said: “The Imperva Cloud DDoS service combines scalable DDoS protection that is tuned in real time by a team of DDoS experts with technology powered by Imperva's cloud-based subsidiary, Incapsula.

“Our service will help enterprises better block one of the main weapons in an attacker's arsenal. This year we've seen a number of significant DDoS attacks that have caused major downtime for websites.”

Mark Widman, network administrator at Keystone RV Company, said: “When we were under a DDoS attack, our traffic went up 100-fold. Imperva Cloud DDoS Protection stopped the attack and kept our site up and running.”

Tata Communications, meanwhile, has launched a network-agnostic, cloud-based DDoS protection service. According to the company, the solution constantly monitors traffic patterns across a network, detects attacks against a customer's internet-facing infrastructure and then ‘scrubs' the data, discarding attack traffic while ensuring that legitimate traffic can reach the intended infrastructure.

Adam Rice, chief security officer and vice president of managed security services at Tata, said: “With this scale, we have successfully defended every DDoS attack levied against our customers and, by expanding our offering to be network-agnostic, we're now making the capability available to a much larger community that requires access to a high-capacity infrastructure where their traffic can be scrubbed rather than black-holed.”

Last month, Simwood launched a multi-layered tool to mitigate the impact of DDoS attacks to block traffic from questionable sources while continuously monitoring for anomalies and actively blocking intrusions.

Colin Doherty, president of Arbor Networks, said: “With DDoS attacks being such a real threat to businesses and countries around the world, all efforts to expand the number of anti-DDoS solutions available are extremely welcome.”

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