Internet & Telecom
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
Prolexic protects online revenues for Americaneagle.com and its high profile customers.
Prolexic mitigates politically motivated Layer 7 attacks against web hosting company’s clients.
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.
Alliant Credit Union
Prolexic DDoS protection keeps more than 50,000 daily users onlineDOWNLOAD CASE STUDY >>
Fragrance and Beauty Products Retailer
A DDoS attack takes down this popular site for 24 hours. Prolexic restores in 5 minutes.DOWNLOAD CASE STUDY >>
Leading Online Jewelry Retailer
A DDoS attack took down the site of a premier jewelry retailer for nearly three days.DOWNLOAD CASE STUDY >>
Online Options Trading
Financial services firm avoids extortion attempt. Prolexic keeps web site up during vicious Layer 7 attack.DOWNLOAD CASE STUDY >>
When others couldn't mitigate the latest DDoS attack, a "daily deal" web site called Prolexic: problem solved in 2 hours.DOWNLOAD CASE STUDY >>
A Leading Content Rating Organization
A 9 million packets per second DDoS attack brings down web site before Prolexic steps in.DOWNLOAD CASE STUDY >>
Spa and Wellness Firm
Prolexic quickly stops a combination Layer 4 and 7 DDoS attack after a host's mitigation capabilities falls short.DOWNLOAD CASE STUDY >>
Prolexic mitigates GET flood in minutes for new client after Sunday night emergency call.DOWNLOAD CASE STUDY >>
Web site building and hosting services firm
Prolexic mitigates Layer 4 UDP flood peaking at 6.2 Gbps. Protects 6 million Yolasites.DOWNLOAD CASE STUDY >>
Online Movie Subscription Service
After seeing all traffic route to Prolexic, hackers pull the plug on DDoS attack.DOWNLOAD CASE STUDY >>
IPG Holdings Limited
Prolexic mitigates Layer 7 GET floods targeting payment processing platform.DOWNLOAD CASE STUDY >>
Prolexic mitigates politically motivated attacks against web hosting company's clients.DOWNLOAD CASE STUDY >>
Financial Services Firm Global eSolutions
Prolexic mitigates Layer 3, 4 and 7 attacks against Forex trading platform.DOWNLOAD CASE STUDY >>
Krebs on Security
Prolexic fends off Pandora DNS amplification attacks for popular cyber security blog.DOWNLOAD CASE STUDY >>
e-Commerce Provider of Printed Promotion Items
Prolexic mitigates two-week Layer 7 DDoS attack campaign.DOWNLOAD CASE STUDY >>
Global Blogging Site
Prolexic protects freedom of speech for 30 million users targeted by six-month political DDoS campaign.DOWNLOAD CASE STUDY >>
Online Credit Card Site
Prolexic mitigates Layer 4 DDoS attacks against Ixaris site, EntroPay.com.DOWNLOAD CASE STUDY >>
e-Commerce Web Site
Prolexic mitigates 25-40 Gbps Layer 3 DDoS attacks against online auto parts retailer.DOWNLOAD CASE STUDY >>
Timepieces e-Commerce Site
Prolexic keeps World of Watches ticking after DDoS attack flood site.DOWNLOAD CASE STUDY >>
Prolexic mitigates 16-hour Layer 7 DDoS attack on software distribution site.DOWNLOAD CASE STUDY >>
Henyep Capital Markets
Prolexic keeps Henyep accessible and trading through multiple SYN, GET and ICMP flood attacks.DOWNLOAD CASE STUDY >>
Australia’s #1 Job Search Website
Prolexic keeps Seek.com.au online and incident-free for millions of job seekers.DOWNLOAD CASE STUDY >>
e-Commerce Hosting Provider for Top Tier Sites
Prolexic keeps Americaneagle.com and its customers generating revenueDOWNLOAD CASE STUDY >>
Customer ROI requires online accessibility and reliability
Prolexic ensures Clickpoint! Media's online services are available and incident-freeDOWNLOAD CASE STUDY >>
University Federal Credit Union
Prolexic's mitigation services now protect credit union with US$1.6 Billion in assetsDOWNLOAD CASE STUDY >>
Prolexic mitigates 70 Gbps SYN flood DDoS attack for popular ink retailerDOWNLOAD CASE STUDY >>
Arab National Bank
Builds strong DDoS defense to serve online banking customers and e-trade siteDOWNLOAD CASE STUDY >>
OnCourse Systems for Education
Prolexic succeeded where two other mitigation firms failedDOWNLOAD CASE STUDY >>
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