Webinar: Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) Protection for Your Business
Tom Collins, Director of Enterprise Sales & Marketing for Atlantech Online, had Mike Powell, Senior Security Services Engineer of Corero, as a guest on a DDoS Protection webinar that is now available at this link.
On the agenda was background about Atlantech Online and an explanation of DDoS. DDoS attacks can strike at any time with potentially paralyzing effects to your network. Over 85% of attacks are less than 10 minutes. At a minimum, they can compromise your user/customers’ experience and reportedly often shut down networks completely, resulting in lost productivity, revenue and costly bandwidth charges.
Mike and Tom then reviewed current business practices for mitigating DDoS attacks and detailed how many of these defenses fall short. In particular, solely relying on a firewall is akin to leaving only a goalie on the ice and all members of the opposing team have a puck. Something is going to get through and set off the red light and sirens. DDoS Protection services can augment common security practices to greatly reduce the risk of falling victim to a DDOS attack.
atlantech|ddos protect was next described and Mike noted how this solution is far superior to current practices. atlantech|ddos protect employs a multi-layered approach to DDoS defense to ensure that a subscriber organization is safeguarded from both complex, stealthy DDoS attacks, and the very large attacks that can quickly saturate Internet connectivity.
atlantech|ddos protect can deny DDoS attacks at Internet peering points as opposed to inside your LAN at the firewall. Subscribers to the service have their network traffic constantly analyzed by our NOC. If a subscriber network is attacked, an automated alert will send a notification that our DDoS protection service is in motion and shielding all customer IP address subnets. Bad traffic will be filtered out and only the remaining non-attack related traffic forwarded on to customer network equipment.
Among the types of attack that are addressed are volumetric, reflective and resource-exhaustion. The service is only available with Atlantech Online Dedicated Internet Access services, including those offered in our data centers.
Atlantech Online has been offering cutting-edge communications tools for enterprises in the greater Washington D.C. metro area for over two decades. While best practices have evolved significantly during our years in business, we believe that organizations that pivot to meet customer needs will always win.
With cutting-edge service offerings, such as atlantech|ddos protect, UCaaS and direct connection services such as CloudConnect, Atlantech customers gain the advantage of real-time access to the most advanced business communication tools available today.
To learn how to add DDoS protection to Internet connectivity for your business, please enjoy the webinar.