Akamai sets new standards for network security with advanced protection from Prolexic cloud network firewall.
Akamai Prolexic: New feature for better access control and network security
The Prolexic cloud network firewall from Akamai Technologies, Inc. allows customers to define and manage their own access control lists to enhance the protection of their network perimeter. This new feature is a welcome addition to the suite of tools and services Akamai provides to help customers protect their digital lives.
Akamai’s Prolexic platform is a great way to protect against distributed denial of service attacks. With its cloud technology, it can protect applications, data centres and other internet-based infrastructures, detecting and stopping attacks early before they cause damage.
The growing proliferation of online services also increases the risk of DDoS attacks. Attackers are using the growing availability of DDoS tools and services on the dark web to attack businesses and organisations and disrupt their online services.
The growing number of connected devices and the proliferation of the Internet of Things have had a major impact on cybercrime. DDoS attacks are now often part of attack vectors aimed at triple extortion attacks, using ransomware and extracting sensitive data to pressure their victims.
The growing number of connected devices and the proliferation of the Internet of Things have had a major impact on cybercrime. DDoS attacks are now often part of attack vectors aimed at triple extortion attacks, using ransomware and extracting sensitive data to pressure their victims.DDoS attacks are increasingly used by cybercriminals and hacktivists as part of their attack strategy against a variety of targets. In doing so, they often serve as a diversion to carry out other, more serious attacks, such as data theft or network intrusions. Companies and organisations that do not have sufficient DDoS protection are often unable to defend themselves against these attacks and may neglect other important aspects of their IT security.
Akamai Prolexic is a company that provides DDoS protection services to various organisations, including businesses, government agencies and non-profit organisations. With its enormous defence capacity of currently 20 terabits per second, Prolexic is able to combat even large and complex threats, such as severe DDoS attacks in Asia and Europe.
The Prolexic Cloud Network Firewall is an essential tool for any organisation looking to improve its network security and resilience by protecting against DDoS attacks, while extending its security capabilities beyond DDoS to detect and defend against threats of all types.
Prolexic continues to offer proven service and defence solutions, but with the new offering, organisations can now define their own access control rules and analyse existing rules. The upgrade also enables proactive protections to immediately block malicious traffic, offload local infrastructure by pushing rules to the edge, and respond quickly to network changes.
The cloud network firewall is the most requested feature by Prolexic customers, as it allows them to quickly and centrally set access control and firewall rules for their entire network. In emergencies such as DDoS attacks or zero-day vulnerabilities, access can be targeted and shut down immediately. Customers do not have to worry about whether their internal firewalls are configured correctly, as the rules are enforced at the network edge.
Akamai Prolexic offers businesses a cloud-based platform that helps them protect their applications from DDoS attacks. The platform provides comprehensive protection against long-lasting, high-bandwidth attacks as well as complex, multi-vector attacks. It does not matter where the applications are deployed.
Prolexic has proactive defences that are specifically tuned to network traffic to stop attacks immediately. Supported by Akamai’s global Security Operations Command Centre (SOCC), which operates 24/7, the solution offers customers a special Service Level Agreement (SLA) with a 100 per cent availability guarantee.