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DDoS Prevention

How to prevent damage from DDoS attacks

Hackers want to disrupt your business, harm your company’s reputation, and keep your organization from performing its mission. If they succeed, they win, and you lose. By being prepared for DDoS attacks and working with Prolexic to eliminate vulnerabilities before an attack, you can prevent DDoS hackers from damaging your brand and interfering with your organization’s mission.

A range of industries is commonly targeted by DDoS attackers – financial services, e-Commerce, online gaming, travel and hospitality, healthcare, media and telecommunications, government agencies, and cloud-based software and services. Organizations in these industries and others with much to lose from a website outage need to have a plan in place for DDoS prevention and mitigation.

Can all DDoS attacks be prevented?

DDoS prevention comes in multiple forms. Often simply engaging Prolexic to provide your DDoS protection services, and displaying the Protected by Prolexic logo can prevent a DDoS attack. Experienced DDoSers know it is a waste of their time to try to outsmart the ever-ready and highly trained DDoS mitigation experts in our Security Operations Center.

Many DDoSers have learned that their attacks against Prolexic clients will quickly be rerouted through our high-capacity global network to our scrubbing centers, from which only clean traffic will be sent back to our client’s network.

While Prolexic can’t prevent all DDoS attacks, but we can protect you from them, allowing your website to continue serving customers even while under attack.

DDoS prevention and mitigation planning

There are a number of ways to prevent the worst effects of a DDoS attack or mitigate them completely. Beyond having the right protective systems in place and ensuring sufficient overflow capacity is available, much depends on an active, well-informed incident response.

We help our clients plan and prepare so that their organizations are ready to respond calmly and effectively if they ever become the target a DDoS attack. Learn more about preventing chaos during a DDoS attack in the white paper Plan vs. Panic Making a DDoS Mitigation Playbook Part of Your Incident Response Plan.

DDoS prevention, detection and effective mitigation

The following Prolexic services can help prevent damage from DDoS attacks:

Want to learn more? Visit the Prolexic Knowledge Center for detailed customer case studies, attack reports and more, or call us at + 1 (888) 368 2923.

Customer Spotlight
  • Alliant Credit Union

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    Prolexic mitigates Layer 7 GET floods targeting payment processing platform.

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

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

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

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    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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