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August 28, 2012

Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office Turns to Black Lotus for DDoS Protection

Black Lotus recently announced that its patent-pending technology has been selected by the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office (HCSO) to help in the securing of its information systems. The company is a major security innovator and developer of the first DDoS protected hosting network.

By deploying Black Lotus's technology, HCSO will be able to effectively secure its entire network against availability threats. The HCSO will also be able to monitor its Web traffic via DDoS-protected Human Behavior Analysis (HBA) engine, which provides service to only verified human users, ensuring continuity of service.

"DDoS attacks are no longer isolated occurrences. Virtually anyone with a website is at risk,” said Jeffrey Lyon, president of Black Lotus. “Given the potential for losses, any company or agency that depends on its website as its primary platform for revenue or communication must form a holistic DDoS protection plan."

The HCSO website essentially contains and provides extensive information and resources in areas of emergency services, special investigation services and homeland security, in addition to providing updates on local crime to residents of one of Florida's largest counties.

A critical responsibility of the HCSO IT team is to ensure that the citizens of the counties are provided with access to this information 24/7.

Black Lotus's technology solutions have been designed to ensure effective protection against DDoS attacks, which use slow penetration techniques allowing it to easily go past and mitigate commercially available protection solutions. The use of slow penetration attack methodology essentially weakens the network at the application layer and then emulates acceptable Web traffic behavior, which can lead to extensive and severely damaging service outages.

Black Lotus will offer an intelligent DDoS mitigation platform to HCSO as well, capable of monitoring the site around the clock for suspicious traffic behavior and malicious site traffic to ensure the elimination of service outages.

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Edited by Braden Becker

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