Imperva Unveils Scalable Cloud-Based DDoS Protection

September 8, 2011: Imperva, which is based in Redwood Shores, Calif., is launching a new subscription service, starting at $12,000 a year, that will provide protection against the majority of distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks, says Rob Rachwald, director of security strategies. Powered by Imperva’s cloud-based subsidiary Incapsula and scaling up to 4 Gbps, key capabilities include defense against all types of DDoS threats, including network-based attacks, like SYN or UDP floods, and application attacks.

A recent study by Verisign found that, although more than 80% of U.S. organizations have some sort of DDOS protection, either on-premise or through a service provider, nearly two-thirds experienced DDoS attacks. A majority (63%) of the respondents said that they had experienced at least one DDoS attack in the past year, and one in nine said their organizations had suffered six or more attacks. Nearly half of those attacked said that their website was down for five or more hours, and just under a quarter of the victim organizations said their sites were down for 12 hours or more.

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Author: Steve Wexler

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