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Why Prolexic


The best on-demand, cloud-based scrubbing centers for DDoS protection

Prolexic protects Internet-facing infrastructures against all known types of DDoS attacks at the network, transport and application layers. We do this through our distributed global network of four DDoS traffic scrubbing centers.

With bandwidth capacity in excess of 2.3 Tbps, Prolexic’s in-the-cloud DDoS protection and mitigation platform is at least four times larger than our nearest competitors. Quite simply, the DoS and DDoS attacks that overwhelm others – either in size or speed – are mitigated by Prolexic successfully – and fast. Our proven network of DDoS scrubbing centers are located in London, Hong Kong, San Jose, California, Ashburn, Virginia, Frankfurt, Germany and Tokyo, Japan.

Our DDoS scrubbing centers are supported by four Tier 1 global telecommunications carriers. Unlike other DDoS mitigation providers, we don’t piggyback other services such as DNS on our DDoS mitigation network. So what does this mean? It means we can mitigate the largest DDoS attacks launched in the world – the high packet-per-second DDoS floods that bring down sites, and low and slow encrypted Layer 7 attacks that cripple applications. And this is really important – because of this immense anti-DDoS bandwidth, it means that we can provide DDoS protection services for multiple clients and fight multiple DDoS attacks at once.

When a DDoS attack is detected, our DDoS protection services are implemented within minutes. Upon activation of DDoS protection, a Prolexic customer routes in-bound traffic to the nearest Prolexic scrubbing center, where proprietary DDoS filtering techniques, advanced routing, and patent-pending anti-DoS hardware devices remove DDoS traffic close to the source of the botnet activity. Clean traffic is then routed back to the customer’s network.

Because we dedicate more bandwidth to DDoS denial of service attack traffic than any other provider – supplemented by proprietary tools, techniques, and experienced security experts – we can protect your site(s) against even the largest and most complex DDoS attacks. Where other DDoS mitigation providers rely on 3 or 4 technologies and anti-DDoS techniques to monitor and mitigate denial of service attacks, Prolexic uses over 20 DDoS mitigation technologies – many of them proprietary.

Prolexic mitigates every type of DDoS attack at every layer including Layer 3, 4, and 7. We even have a proven solution against encrypted attacks that vandalize HTTPS traffic in real time. Further, we use certified FIPS-140-2 Level 3 key management encryption tools with passive SSL decryption for extremely high performance. Often DDoS attackers who see traffic has been re-routed through our DDoS mitigation network immediately abandon their attacks – they know they do not have the capacity to overcome Prolexic.

Why is Prolexic the best DDoS protection service?

No other company can match the DDoS protection service we deliver to our customers every day – the fastest time-to-detect DDoS attacks, on-the-fly signature and vector changes, and the fastest time-to-mitigate a DDoS attack, which is literally minutes from when your traffic starts to flow through a Prolexic scrubbing center.

And if you use our optional DDoS detection and system monitoring service, you will have the peace of mind that we will monitor, detect, and mitigate all types of DDoS attacks faster and more successfully than any other DDoS mitigation solution.

Want to learn more? Read how we have defended leading businesses from DDoS attacks in minutes in these DDoS mitigation case studies in the Prolexic Knowledge Center or call us at + 1 (888) 368 2923.

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