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DDoS protection for hosting, email, DNS, CDNs, and telecom

Internet-facing networks, telecom carriers, ISPs and CDNs are high-profile targets of DDoS denial of service attacks and for good reason: DoS and DDoS attacks at this level can cripple the communications internally and externally of these firm’s clients by shutting down email, call centers, DNS services, and other means of information-sharing critical to business continuity.

Case in point: DDoS-driven outages to Internet and telecom networks costs money, as well as cause customer dissatisfaction. It costs about $1 per minute for a call center to provide customer service. If the call center has not been affected by a DDoS attack, that per minute costs can be multiplied by the thousands of disgruntled customers who will call in to complain about website and/or email downtime.

ISPs, hosting companies and CDNs are also prime DDoS targets. And while many have DDoS mitigation capabilities in-house, they can only do so much – and typically not enough – to help their client’s withstand large and complex DoS and DDoS attacks targeted at the network, transport, and application layers. Fortunately, Prolexic’s purpose-built DDoS mitigation network can stop any size, type or variation of DDoS attack.

Why the Internet and telecom industry chooses Prolexic for DDoS protection

  • Prolexic has worked with hundreds of customers of large ISPs and CDNs to successfully protect the customers’ data centers against zero-day DDoS attacks.
  • Prolexic’s infrastructure was designed to stop all DDoS attacks – even the largest high-gigabit, randomized, multi-vector DDoS attacks.
  • Prolexic is ISP and content-delivery network (CDN)-agnostic. We can deliver DDoS protection to customers of any ISP or CDN.
  • Prolexic has a dedicated cyber security staff that is constantly trained and is highly experienced in DDoS attack analysis. Our engineers develop real-time countermeasures on the fly to deflect changing attack signatures by live attackers.
  • Prolexic can mitigate most DDoS attacks in 1 to 2 minutes and offers a 5-minute time-to-mitigate service-level agreement (SLA).

DDoS mitigation case studies for Internet and telecom

  • AmericanEagle
    Prolexic protects online revenues for Americaneagle.com and its high profile customers.
  • VirtualRoad
    Prolexic mitigates politically motivated Layer 7 attacks against web hosting company’s clients.
  • Yola
    Prolexic mitigates Layer 4 UDP flood against website hosting and building company, and now protects 6 million websites against DDoS attacks.

Read how we protect other leading organizations from DDoS attacks in more 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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