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DDoS protection for consumer goods and B2B retail sales

Retail companies that conduct a high percentage of their business with consumers and other businesses over the Internet are increasingly vulnerable to DDoS denial of service attacks. If an e-Commerce retail site is unavailable or transactions cannot be processed due to denial of service, brand loyalty and reputation can be adversely affected – often for months after the DDoS attack itself. The bottom line impact can be significant.

Unfortunately, online consumer goods and B2B retail sites are among those most commonly targeted for DDoS attacks by cyber criminals – but you don’t have to be a passive victim. Prolexic ensures e-Commerce site availability for retail shopping and purchasing by absorbing and stopping malicious DDoS traffic in the cloud at our four DDoS scrubbing centers worldwide. We keep DDoS-free clean traffic – your customers and potential online sales – flowing to your website.

Why online retail companies choose Prolexic for DDoS protection

  • Prolexic customers – and yours – remain online before, during, and after DDoS attacks, so shopping and purchasing are not disrupted
  • On-demand DDoS mitigation services have a minimal effect on legitimate traffic.
  • Remote DDoS detection and DDoS monitoring services enable Prolexic to detect and stop DDoS attacks before they have any effect on your clean traffic.
  • Prolexic DDoS denial of service protection often pays for itself within several hours

Learn more about why businesses with online retail websites choose Prolexic in the e-Commerce industry report: DDoS Protection Services: What Really Matters to e-Commerce Companies.

DDoS mitigation case studies for the retail industry

  • 1ink.com
    Prolexic mitigates 70 Gbps SYN flood DDoS attack for popular ink retailer, 1ink.com
  • Spafinder
    Prolexic quickly stops a combination Layer 4 and Layer 7 DDoS attack after a hosting provider’s mitigation capabilities fall short.
  • PayPro Global
    A Layer 7 DDoS attack by a disgruntled customer takes down a software e-commerce site. After 16 hours offline – and substantial loss of revenues –PayPro gets back online within minutes with the help of Prolexic.
  • World of Watches
    Prolexic mitigates DDoS attack and keeps revenues ticking after bandwidth flood attack.
  • Parts Geek
    Prolexic stops DDoS Denial of Service campaign against popular e-Commerce website after others fail.
  • Auction Site
    Hackers try to extort an auction site with a lethal Layer 3 DDoS attack. Prolexic restores the site in minutes and sends them packing.
  • An e-Commerce printing firm
    Prolexic mitigates two-week Layer 7 campaign against printed promotion items retailer.
  • A daily deal website
    When others couldn’t mitigate the latest DDoS attack, this United Arab Emirates-based daily deal site called Prolexic. Problem solved in 2 hours.
  • A jewelry designer
    An encrypted Layer 7 attack takes down the website of a premier jewelry company for nearly three days until Prolexic brought it back online in less than an hour.
  • A fragrance retailer
    A Layer 7 DDoS attack takes down the website of a leading global retailer of women’s fragrances and beauty products. After 72 hours offline the site is back up within 5 minutes with the help of Prolexic.

Learn more about how we protect leading businesses from DDoS attacks in these 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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