ServerSpace and Black Lotus have combined to offer enterprise-level distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack prevention.

According to the companies, the new solution incorporates two levels of behaviour analysis. The first is a ‘human behaviour analysis' that determines whether or not the request originated from a human. The second is a ‘network behaviour analysis' that detects abnormal traffic and decides if it was a result of a DDoS attack.

Managed hosting and cloud services provider ServerSpace MD Tim Pat Dufficy said: “Smaller businesses have been crying out for affordable protection against DDoS attacks and it remains one of the most critical problems that business owners face. How can businesses be expected to grow when they can face a number of cyber attacks each day? Up until now they have been fighting a fire that won't go out.”

Jeffrey Lyon, CEO of Black Lotus, said: “Small and medium-sized businesses in the UK are in dire need of a cost-effective DDoS protection system. Replicating such a system is not an option for these businesses, as it would cost in the region of £500,000.

“If one considers the repercussions of a DDoS attack and the long-term implications it could have on a business, up to £1,000 a month for a reliable protection service seems a very sensible price to pay.”