Intamac chosen to develop innovative Cloud Video R... » Vigilance can report that Intamac has been selected by Swann Communications to develop an innovative... Cardinal Group basks in the glory of many accolade... » The Cardinal Group Retail Fraud Awards 2014 Vigilance can report that the Cardinal Group, celebrate... The need to understand, observe, obey and respect ... » This is an observation in the course of my security business over the years in which people love and... Emergency services show attracts record number of ... » Organisers of The Emergency Services Show have confirmed that the two-day event held at the NEC in B... WordPress still vulnerable ...old plugins give eas... » Plugins and extensions: the Achilles heel of popular CMSs A by-product of High-Tech Bridge’s Immuni... Reaper goes East! » UK Reaper Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) would be deployed to the Middle East to support c... LTE Africa creates connected communities » Cape Town, South Africa: As LTE subscriptions in Africa continue to grow, and with 50% of the popula... Protecting the mobile devices of first responders » Seattle, WA: Sir Lancelot’s Armor today announced that they are offering their Holy Grail screen pro... MPS reacts to ONS crime statistics » MPS response to the quarterly crime figures released by the Office for National Statistics yesterday... Flexera Software now enables existing applicatio... » Maidenhead, UK: Flexera Software has announced that FlexNet Licensing now enables application produc...

CLICK HERE TO

Advertise with Vigilance

Got News?

Got news for Vigilance?

Have you got news/articles for us? We welcome news stories and articles from security experts, intelligence analysts, industry players, security correspondents in the main stream media and our numerous readers across the globe.

READ MORE

Subscribe to Vigilance Weekly

Information Security Header

New DDoS managed service ensures businesses have a plan for attacks

London: Independent IT security service provider SecureData, has launched a new Affinity managed service for distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) protection in partnership with Arbor Networks, a leading provider of network security and management solutions for enterprises and service providers.

 

In response to well over 2,000* DDoS attacks currently taking place each day worldwide, SecureData with its specialist knowledge in managed services and Arbor Networks with its proven on-premise Pravail Availability Protection System (APS) have come together to provide businesses with a complete outsourced solution to defend against both known and emerging availability threats such as application-layer DDoS attacks and other

cyber-attacks. Application-layer DDoS attacks are increasingly deployed by hackers targeting the perimeter of businesses networks. Such attacks are harder to detect because they move slower and use less bandwidth than traditional volumetric type flooding attacks. They target existing security infrastructure, such as firewalls, and can be used to bring down a website or a web service such as email, which can have far-reaching consequences for businesses.

“Cyber-attacks are unfortunately becoming relentless in their regularity and scope, and they are becoming more complex too – no business should assume it is safe”, commented Etienne Greeff, managing director of SecureData. “Businesses must take a risk management approach to their IT security to ensure they are protected before an attack takes place. If they cannot do that internally, they must look to trusted, outsourced support.”

Jeremy Nicholls, channel and business development director, EMEA of Arbor Networks said: “Cyber security should be a major concern for all businesses. The impact that a cyber-attack can have is huge, particularly given the volume of data that most companies hold. Ultimately it comes down to ensuring your bottom line and your brand is protected.”