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March 28, 2013

Prolexic Mitigates DDoS Attack Directed at Americaneagle.com

Prolexic, a specialist in Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) protection services, has successfully mitigated a multi-vector Layer 4 and Layer 7 DDoS attack that may have brought down the website of a customer of website development and hosting provider Americaneagle.com.

Americaneagle.com was able to mitigate all the attacks it was subjected to in the past four years by itself. A recent large scale DDoS attack directed at a customer’s website made Americaneagle.com experience a surge of 15 DDoS attacks over the next two months.

To thwart further attacks, Americaneagle.com selected the services of Prolexic for DoS and DDoS protection.

Ryan McElrath, chief technology officer at Americaneagle.com said, “We were really impressed when we talked with Prolexic’s engineers. The others we talked to just did not have the experience and expertise that Prolexic has.”

Prolexic has deployed PLXrouted DDoS mitigation for Americaneagle.com. This was able to mitigate a recent DDoS attack on an Americaneagle.com hosted e-commerce site. The attack involved a combination Layer 4 SYN flood and UDP (News - Alert) flood that peaked at 4.80 Gbps (bits per second) and 4.55 Mpps (packets per second).

Americaneagle.com benefited a lot form the Prolexic solution as both customer downtime and financial loss was avoided.

“Web hosting companies are in critical need of reliable DDoS mitigation services since a DDoS distributed denial of service attack that brings down one hosted site can potentially cause performance problems for other customer sites, or even render them inaccessible,” said Stuart Scholly, president of Prolexic.

This success will enable Americaneagle.com to promise customers the assurance of optimum Prolexic protection against DDoS.

McElrath pointed out that the response time from Prolexic was optimum for both urgent as well as non-urgent requests.

Recently, Prolexic announced that the company will provide DDoS detection and DDoS protection services to Seek.com.au, Australia’s employment website. Seek.com.au, which recently suffered a Layer 7 (application layer) distributed denial of service attack, is presently trying to work out a DDoS mitigation plan or playbook of defensive actions to be taken as soon as a DDoS attack is detected.




Edited by Brooke Neuman
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