News | November 14, 2013

Prolexic Advises Against A Multi-Layered Strategy To Block DDoS Attacks

Prolexic, the global leader in Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) protection services, announced recently it has published a new executive series white paper that alerts businesses of the pitfalls of a multi-layered network security approach for blocking denial of service attacks.

“Experience has shown that the more layers of security, appliances and providers involved in mitigation, the longer it takes to block a DDoS attack,” said Stuart Scholly, president of Prolexic. "There are too many possible weak links in a multi-layered approach that increase the risk of website downtime rather than reduce it. That is why Prolexic recommends a ‘single, strongest defense’ strategy to block DDoS attacks.”

The free Prolexic white paper, Why a Multi-Layered Security Strategy is Not Ideal for DDoS Mitigation, examines the common types of cyber security measures and the DDoS attack variants that can easily penetrate them. Prolexic states a strong case for switching from the industry norm to a single, strongest DDoS defense as the best way to achieve the fastest mitigation, block DDoS attacks, and minimize downtime.

­­The white paper will help executive-level and IT management gain a better understanding of:

  • The broad impact of lengthy DDoS-driven site outages
  • How complex DDoS variants can topple firewalls, routers, on-premise appliances, self-hosted DNS servers, and other traditional cyber security measures 
  • Why multiple layers of security devices and vendors can actually delay DDoS mitigation

The Prolexic white paper also includes a case study that provides a real-world example of a financial firm, whose multi-layered cyber security defense failed to block a complex DDoS attack, resulting in serious financial losses due to lengthy downtime. In contrast, a second case study illustrates the benefits of having a specialist DDoS mitigation service in place as a first responder to a DDoS attack.

The free white paper, Why a Multi-Layered Security Strategy is Not Ideal for DDoS Mitigation, can be downloaded for a limited time at www.prolexic.com/block-ddos. 

About Prolexic
Prolexic is the world’s largest, most trusted Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) mitigation provider. Able to absorb the largest and most complex attacks ever launched, Prolexic restores mission-critical Internet-facing infrastructures for global enterprises and government agencies within minutes. Ten of the world’s largest banks and the leading companies in e-Commerce, SaaS, payment processing, travel/hospitality, gaming, energy and other at-risk industries rely on Prolexic to protect their businesses. Founded in 2003 as the world’s first in-the-cloud DDoS mitigation platform, Prolexic is headquartered in Hollywood, Florida, and has scrubbing centers located in the Americas, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit www.prolexic.com

SOURCE: Prolexic

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