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DDoS protection for banks, credit unions, and insurance firms

Historically, DDoS denial of service attacks on financial organizations have focused on extortion or to camouflage phishing campaigns. Today, cyber-criminals are launching increasingly diverse and sophisticated DoS and DDoS denial of service attacks that cause more damage and extract more revenue per DDoS attack, while reducing their own level of risk.

DDoS attackers targeting the websites of banks, credit unions, credit card companies, payment processors, insurance companies, and other financial services firms have one overriding objective – to cause chaos by:

  • Disrupting key public services including payment processing and intra-bank links
  • Manipulating markets by using denial of service attacks to influence stock prices
  • Exposing firms to extremely large losses in earnings, capital, productivity, brand value, and consumer confidence
  • Influencing claims of negligence and promoting shareholder lawsuits – especially if the DDoS attack lasts for several days

Why financial services firms choose Prolexic for DDoS protection

The risk of financial loss and of non-compliance with regulatory requirements is greater than ever before due to larger (both in bandwidth and volume) and more frequent DDoS attacks against banks, insurance companies, and financial services firms. Legal and regulatory legislation across global markets mandate that financial institutions must proactively address the risks and vulnerabilities related to DDoS cyber-attacks. More than 10 of the world’s largest banks trust Prolexic to protect their businesses and keep them operational and available when under DDoS attack. Here’s how we do it:

  • Prolexic provides effective, carrier-agnostic DDoS detection and DDoS mitigation solutions that do not require decryption of confidential data to protect global Internet assets against DDoS attacks
  • Prolexic’s DDoS protection solution will reduce regulatory and legal risks from operational disruptions
  • Prolexic customers – and your online services – remain online before, during, and after DDoS attacks to ensure no disruption to financial transactions
  • Proprietary hardware protects your encryption keys and confidential customer information while providing a secure way for Prolexic to monitor and stop HTTPS attacks.
  • Our on-demand DDoS mitigation services have a minimal effect on customer traffic and site services

DDoS mitigation case studies for finance, banking, and insurance firms

  • Alliant Credit Union
    Prolexic DDoS protection safeguards the availability of assets for more than 50,000 daily users
  • Arab National Bank
    This leading commercial bank chose Prolexic for DDoS mitigation after a rigorous competitive evaluation.
  • University Federal Credit Union
    DDoS Attacks Against University Federal Credit Union End with Prolexic
  • Henyep Capital Markets
    Prolexic keeps Henyep accessible and trading through multiple SYN, GET and ICMP flood attacks and ransom demands.
  • Entropay
    Prolexic protects this leading provider of prepaid virtual Visa cards against DDoS attacks.
  • Global eSolutions
    This leading trading platform provider chose Prolexic for DDoS protection.
  • An online options trading firm
    Prolexic helps this financial services firm avoid extortion attempts by keeping its website available during vicious Layer 7 DDoS attack.
  • IPG Holdings
    Prolexic mitigates Layer 7 GET floods targeting this firm’s payment processing platform.

Learn more about how we protect leading businesses from DDoS attacks in the DDoS mitigation case studies in the Prolexic Knowledge Center.

Customer Spotlight
  • Alliant Credit Union

    Prolexic DDoS protection keeps more than 50,000 daily users online

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  • Fragrance and Beauty Products Retailer

    A DDoS attack takes down this popular site for 24 hours. Prolexic restores in 5 minutes.

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  • Leading Online Jewelry Retailer

    A DDoS attack took down the site of a premier jewelry retailer for nearly three days.

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  • Online Options Trading

    Financial services firm avoids extortion attempt. Prolexic keeps web site up during vicious Layer 7 attack.

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  • e-Commerce Startup

    When others couldn't mitigate the latest DDoS attack, a "daily deal" web site called Prolexic: problem solved in 2 hours.

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  • A Leading Content Rating Organization

    A 9 million packets per second DDoS attack brings down web site before Prolexic steps in.

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  • Spa and Wellness Firm

    Prolexic quickly stops a combination Layer 4 and 7 DDoS attack after a host's mitigation capabilities falls short.

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  • Foundation Management

    Prolexic mitigates GET flood in minutes for new client after Sunday night emergency call.

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  • Web site building and hosting services firm

    Prolexic mitigates Layer 4 UDP flood peaking at 6.2 Gbps. Protects 6 million Yolasites.

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  • Online Movie Subscription Service

    After seeing all traffic route to Prolexic, hackers pull the plug on DDoS attack.

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  • IPG Holdings Limited

    Prolexic mitigates Layer 7 GET floods targeting payment processing platform.

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  • VirtualRoad.org

    Prolexic mitigates politically motivated attacks against web hosting company's clients.

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  • Financial Services Firm Global eSolutions

    Prolexic mitigates Layer 3, 4 and 7 attacks against Forex trading platform.

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  • Krebs on Security

    Prolexic fends off Pandora DNS amplification attacks for popular cyber security blog.

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  • e-Commerce Provider of Printed Promotion Items

    Prolexic mitigates two-week Layer 7 DDoS attack campaign.

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  • Global Blogging Site

    Prolexic protects freedom of speech for 30 million users targeted by six-month political DDoS campaign.

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  • Online Credit Card Site

    Prolexic mitigates Layer 4 DDoS attacks against Ixaris site, EntroPay.com.

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  • e-Commerce Web Site

    Prolexic mitigates 25-40 Gbps Layer 3 DDoS attacks against online auto parts retailer.

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  • Timepieces e-Commerce Site

    Prolexic keeps World of Watches ticking after DDoS attack flood site.

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  • PayPro Global

    Prolexic mitigates 16-hour Layer 7 DDoS attack on software distribution site.

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  • Henyep Capital Markets

    Prolexic keeps Henyep accessible and trading through multiple SYN, GET and ICMP flood attacks.

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  • Australia’s #1 Job Search Website

    Prolexic keeps Seek.com.au online and incident-free for millions of job seekers.

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  • e-Commerce Hosting Provider for Top Tier Sites

    Prolexic keeps Americaneagle.com and its customers generating revenue

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  • Customer ROI requires online accessibility and reliability

    Prolexic ensures Clickpoint! Media's online services are available and incident-free

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  • University Federal Credit Union

    Prolexic's mitigation services now protect credit union with US$1.6 Billion in assets

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  • 1ink.com

    Prolexic mitigates 70 Gbps SYN flood DDoS attack for popular ink retailer

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  • Arab National Bank

    Builds strong DDoS defense to serve online banking customers and e-trade site

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  • OnCourse Systems for Education

    Prolexic succeeded where two other mitigation firms failed

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