-- Solution helped company fend off massive, HTTP Flood attack with more than 90 million packets per minute
SANTA CLARA, California, Aug. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- NSFOCUS, Inc. (NSFOCUS), a global provider of solutions and services for distributed denial of service (DDoS) mitigation, today announced that Australian data center operator Micron21 has selected the company's managed security service (MSS) to protect its most valuable asset: its customers' who use a range of data center services including Server Co Location, Virtual and Physical Dedicated Servers, Cloud Services, High Performance Webhosting, Disaster Recovery Solutions, IP Transit and many more services which power the Internet.
The Managed Security Service combines state of the art Anti-DDoS hardware and software solutions with dedicated monitoring from NSFOCUS' MSS cloud-based, international network, and enables Micron21 to provide around-the-clock detection and mitigation of DDoS attacks. With MSS, NSFOCUS provides Micron21 with the real-time visibility and specialized tools to protect both international and domestic traffic, while simultaneously "cleaning" it to continue permitting real traffic through.
Micron21 experienced first-hand the changing, complex nature of a DDoS attack after one of its data center clients was the target of a massive, 24-hour HTTP Flood attack that reached 90 million packets per minute at its peak. NSFOCUS' MSS solution quickly absorbed the attack and cleaned the traffic before it was detected by the client, keeping them online throughout the entire ordeal without letting any malicious traffic enter the network.
"No one cleans traffic like NSFOCUS," said James Braunegg, managing director of Micron21. "Thanks to MSS, one of our biggest differentiators is the level of cyber security protection we can offer our clients. The flexibility of the service allowed us to integrate our own software that interacts directly with the hardware to display in real time all attacks that have been mitigated to date. We've even realized a new stream of revenue by selling superior DDoS protection as a service to our data center clients."
As DDoS attack methodologies continue to evolve, they can occur at any time and are often undetectable until they have achieved their objective of crashing a targeted service. DDoS protection and mitigation often requires a skillset and deeper level of security training than most Web hosting providers and data center operators have in-house. The key to effective DDoS mitigation is the ability to identify the malicious behavior, block the malicious traffic from reaching its intended destination and allow the free flow of "good" user traffic. The multi-layered technology built into MSS cleans traffic by directing it through NSFOCUS' carrier-grade Anti-DDoS System (ADS) appliance to separate the good from bad.
"No one knows when a DDoS attack will strike and how large it will be," says Frank Ip, vice president of U.S. operations for NSFOCUS. "The important thing for hosting providers is to be prepared, and with MSS, Micron21 is doing just that. DDoS attacks are very serious and complex threats, and Micron21 customers can rest easy knowing their services are protected."
Founded in 2000, NSFOCUS, Inc. (NSFOCUS) provides enterprise-level, carrier-grade solutions and services for distributed denial of service (DDoS) mitigation, Web security and enterprise-level network security. With more than 10 years of experience in DDoS research and development and mitigation, NSFOCUS has helped customers around the world maintain high levels of Internet security, website uptime and business operations to ensure that their online systems remain available. The NSFOCUS Anti-DDoS System (ADS) empowers customers to find and fend off a variety of incidents, from simple network layer attacks to more sophisticated and potentially damaging application-layer attacks, all while guaranteeing legitimate traffic gets through to networks and corporate-critical systems. For more information, visit www.nsfocus.com.
Established in 2008 the Micron21 Datacentre is home to thousands of direct clients representing hundreds of thousands of internet websites and cloud services which include local, national and international businesses and government agencies. Hosting a large array of high end & high profile clients which rely and depend on Micron21 to provide mission critical datacentre services 24 hours a day 365 days a year, our portfolio of services is used across every industry sector both nationally and internationally.
Micron21 delivers mission critical services by controlling and owning our entire world class fully redundant datacentre which provides continuous power, continuous cooling, continuous physical and electronic security and highly redundant data transmission services. Founded on the philosophy that quality of service is paramount, Micron21 prides itself in holding a niche position in the market, offering quick turnarounds to solutions ranging from single websites to complete enterprise grade datacentre solutions. For more information, visit www.micron21.com