Radware®, a leading provider of application delivery and application security solutions for virtual and cloud data centers, today announced that global hosting and cloud service provider Brinkster has deployed Radware’s Attack Mitigation System (AMS) to help protect Brinkster’s customers worldwide against the new generation of sophisticated, multi-vectored cyber attacks.
Headquartered in Phoenix, AZ, Brinkster offers dedicated and managed hosting and cloud computing services to over 50,000 customers ranging from small start-ups to large corporations with the majority of its small and midsize customers using its shared hosting services. As Brinkster’s business in this segment grew, it looked to Radware for a security solution to protect its infrastructure against not only incoming hacking attempts on its servers, but also attempts from hackers to use its shared servers to launch outbound attacks. What’s more, the solution also had to meet Brinkster’s rigorous demands for uninterrupted network uptime so it could deliver on its service level agreements (SLAs).
Radware’s AMS gave Brinkster an advantage over the security offerings of its incumbent network security provider because of Radware’s unique and evolved approach to providing converged perimeter security. Radware’s use of behavioral analysis technology in detecting multi-vector cyber attacks set its technology apart from the standard signature-based techniques used by other intrusion prevention system vendors.
Also, because of the growing portion of Brinkster’s data traffic that is secured and encrypted by the SSL protocol, Radware’s AMS delivered a security solution that can detect and mitigate denial of service (DoS) and distributed DoS (DDoS) attacks that are SSL encrypted. Today’s anti-DoS security solutions do not effectively mitigate HTTP-encrypted DoS and DDoS attacks. Through patent-pending technology, Radware’s AMS is the first security solution of its kind that can protect against high-rate, SSL-based, Web-encrypted DoS and DDoS attacks.
“Radware is pleased to have been chosen to partner with Brinkster. Our technology is ideally suited to securing cloud and multi-tenant hosting environments, and we believe that with AMS protection, Brinkster can fulfill its network uptime guarantee to its customers, even if its data centers fall prey to attacks,” said Amir Peles, Vice President, Technology, Radware. “Small businesses and enterprise customers that depend on Brinkster can rest assured that they are protected by the leading attack mitigation solution available.”
With AMS now fully deployed, Brinkster is working with Radware on new business opportunities such as offering premium managed security services.
“Radware’s Attack Mitigation System is the leading perimeter protection solution for safeguarding businesses against an increasingly complex landscape of multi-vector availability-based threats, – including zero-day attacks that would defeat traditional intrusion prevention technologies,” said Nathaniel Kemberling, Brinkster’s CTO. “The Radware system mitigates both known and new forms of attack while allowing legitimate business traffic to be handled as normal, so the business continuity of our hosted cloud customers is preserved even while under attack. Brinkster customers can be assured that their cloud-hosted data and their businesses that depend on it are secure and available.”
About Radware AMS
Radware’s AMS (radware.com) is a real-time network and application attack mitigation solution that protects the application infrastructure against network and application downtime, application vulnerability exploitation, malware spread, information theft, Web service attacks and Web defacement. It contains a protection layer with security modules including DoS protection, Network Behavioral Analysis (NBA), Intrusion Prevention System (IPS), Reputation Engine and Web Application Firewall (WAF) to fully safeguard networks, servers and applications against known and emerging network security threats.
The AMS technology is supplemented by Radware’s Emergency Response Team (ERT), professional security consultants who are available around the clock. As literal “first responders” to cyber attacks, Radware’s ERT members gained their extensive experience by successfully dealing with some of the industry’s most notable hacking episodes, providing the knowledge and expertise to mitigate the kind of attacks a business’s security team may never have handled.
For more information about SSL-based attacks, please read Radware's "2011 Global Application & Network Security Report" at radware.com/2011globalsecurityreport, and the Radware white paper on SSL mitigation at radware.com/.
Brinkster (brinkster.com) is a Managed Hosting Service Provider specializing in IT infrastructure as a service (IaaS). It provides industry leading expertise and world class hosting solutions to 50,000 customers in over 175 countries. Since 1999, Brinkster has been developing long-lasting customer relationships through its commitment to Radical Support. Brinkster offers Managed Dedicated Servers, Self-Managed Dedicated Servers, Cloud Hosting, High Availability Solutions, DDoS Mitigation, Hosted Encrypted Email, Enterprise Backup and Disaster Recovery Solutions, eCommerce Solutions, Shared Hosting, and Domain Name services.
Radware (radware.com), is a global leader of application delivery and application security solutions for virtual and cloud data centers. Its award-winning solutions portfolio delivers full resilience for business-critical applications, maximum IT efficiency, and complete business agility. Radware's solutions empower more than 10,000 enterprise and carrier customers worldwide to adapt to market challenges quickly, maintain business continuity and achieve maximum productivity while keeping costs down.
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