A partnership between Webscreen Technology and C4L has led to the launch of a hosted distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) mitigation service.
Created for smaller and more dispersed organisations, the two companies said that this was designed to provide businesses with protection against large-scale DDoS attacks without the need to invest in costly in-house equipment, software or dedicated security staff.
Web traffic is routed through the C4L mitigation service before reaching a user's servers, ensuring that only ‘clean' requests get through. Webscreen Technology said that by analysing all incoming packets and filtering out unwanted and suspicious requests, the solution constantly learns and adapts, ensuring that potentially threatening packets are identified and blocked.
Paul Bristow, COO of Webscreen Technology, said: “We are delighted to have this opportunity to work with C4L on the first proxy service to use our advanced heuristic technology.
“DDoS attacks are growing in volume, size and sophistication and it's vital that customers have the ability to keep their businesses running without the threat of DDoS attacks. By offering this service in partnership with C4L we can ensure that all organisations, no matter what their size, have the opportunity to protect themselves 24/7 from this growing and costly risk.”
Gary Barter, telecom and connectivity product manager at C4L, said: “As organisations increasingly recognise DDoS as a serious and growing threat, they are asking the same question: ‘how can we guarantee effective but economical DDoS protection?'."
“The initial expense of in-house DDoS mitigation can be prohibitive for many organisations in today's tough economic climate and without proven DDoS protection organisations are always susceptible to being taken offline. By providing DDoS mitigation as an affordable, scalable, always-on service, C4L and Webscreen Technology are helping ensure that all organisations can afford fast, effective and economical DDoS protection.”