Denial-of-service (DoS) attacks are on the rise and have evolved into complex and overwhelming security challenges for organizations large and small. Although DoS attacks are not a recent phenomenon, the methods and resources available to conduct and mask such attacks have dramatically evolved to include distributed (DDoS) and, more recently, distributed reflector (DRDoS) attacks.
Simply Voting recently launched an enhanced protection service, which involved coordination between Radware, a specialized DoS protection company, and Terago, our hosting provider.
Radware’s DDoS protection service monitors all traffic entering its network for large-volume floods that aim to disrupt the services. Features of this best-in-class protection include behavioral-based detection using advanced, patented machine learning algorithms to protect against known and unknown threats; protection against network and application-layer DDoS attacks, protection against encrypted flood attacks without requiring customers to provide decryption keys and without adding latency in peacetime, as well as extensive compliance options and certifications, unparalleled by any rival, including industry-specific certifications such as PCI and HIPAA, as well as cloud security standards such as SOC 2 Type II, ISO 27001, ISO 27017, ISO 27018, ISO 27032, etc.
Simply Voting enjoys the protection of an always-on solution that combines Radware’s DefensePro attack mitigation appliances with their Cloud DDoS Protection Service. The DefensePro locally filters all traffic entering Simply Voting’s private cloud infrastructure hosted at Terago data centres. If additional mitigation capacity is needed the DefensePro automatically triggers a redirection of traffic to Radware’s cloud-based scrubbing centres. This hybrid solution leverages the real-time protection and minimal latency of an on-premise solution with the massive capacity of a cloud service that is activated on demand.