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November 08, 2012

Prolexic Mitigates DDoS Attacks on Partsgeek.com

Prolexic was successful in mitigating several high-volume Layer 3 DDoS attacks that were directed at Parts Geek, an e-commerce website selling discount auto parts and accessories.

Brian Tinari, president of Parts Geek said, “These distributed denial of service attacks were disrupting our business so it was critical that we find a DDoS mitigation solution that would protect us from future attacks and the potential revenue loss they would cause. Prolexic’s response mitigation team is very professional and quick, and they were able to do what our hosting provider and other DDoS mitigation providers could not. We have had no DDoS attacks since engaging Prolexic and that gives us and our customers peace of mind.”

The distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack campaign was severe enough to make the site non-functional for eight hours on the first day, and several hours on two subsequent days. The DDoS attacks made the website inaccessible for several thousand site visitors.

The DDoS attackers used a high-volume Layer 3 DDoS attack ranging between 25 and 40 Gbps, which the hosting provider for Parts Geek was not able to mitigate. To deal with the problem, partsgeek.com sought the help of Prolexic to mitigate the DDoS attacks, which was becoming more severe day by day, said officials.

“The distributed denial of service attacks appeared to be random, since no specific ransom demands or warnings were received by the site’s management,” said Stuart Scholly, president of Prolexic.

Prolexic leveraged its LXproxy DDoS mitigation service to quickly rectify the situation, and the attack on the Parts Geek website was successfully mitigated. Prolexic’s protection solution treats all types of DDoS attacks, and the disruption or downtime can be resolved just as easily.

“Partsgeek.com now has Prolexic DDoS protection against all types of distributed denial of service threats, so it can deliver business as usual to customers anytime they want to place orders, day or night,” Scholly added.

The Prolexic solutions protect and restore Internet-facing infrastructures or websites within minutes. It is preferred by global enterprises and government agencies, as well as banks and companies in e-commerce, SaaS (News - Alert), payment processing, travel, hospitality, gaming and other industries.

Recently, Prolexic unveiled DDoS downtime cost calculator, using which businesses can get an accurate and detailed risk assessment of downtime costs connected with a DDoS attack. This new calculator is ideal for businesses that depend on e-commerce for sales revenue, as the calculator examines the details of DDoS attack variables that can affect this income.




Edited by Braden Becker
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