Telia launches Web Defender, a new cloud-based DDoS protection for web sites
13th February 2015
The number of DDoS attacks are increasing. Nearly 60 percent * more in the fourth quarter of 2014 than the same quarter in 2013. A DDoS attack can quickly knock out an organization – causing revenue losses and knock out key functions in society. The service Web Defender is Telia’s new cloud-based DDoS protection comes at the right time.
Telia is launching a new cloud-based service designed to stop DDoS attacks against Web sites. Telia Web Defender caters to the many businesses, organizations and government agencies that currently have business or important information visible and accessible through the internet and who have high demands on availability. Telia Web Defender prevents Web sites are knocked out by DDoS attacks, ie cyber-attacks where for example a company’s website deliberately exposed to a very large number of calls with the intention to oust the company’s servers and making it impossible for visitors to access the company’s web pages.
How it works
Telia Web Defender enable customers to manage all traffic, not just the traffic that is intended toharm, at all times. This way Telia Web Defender ensures that the customer’s site continue to function att all times. The solution is distributed over the world and visitors are served from the closest point of presence in their region. This also ensures that malicious traffic is handled close to the origin and the traffic never hits the customer’s infrastructure. In addition Telia WebDefender will load balance traffic between point of presences ensuring high availability even if one PoP is nearing capacity limits. This allows the traffic to be detected and handled before it has time to reach full strength.
Attacks are increasingly common
DDoS attacks have become an increasing problem. A recent report * shows that the number of DDoS attacks in the US increased by almost 60 percent from the fourth quarter of 2013 to the same quarter in 2014. A DDoS attack can quickly knock out an organization, thus causing loss of revenue or hitting critical societal functions. The fact that it is relatively easy to expose a company to an attack makes that protection has become even more important.
Businesses and organizations need to work more proactively with security mean, Jonas Hasselberg, VP Global Business at Telia and points out that a service that Telia Web Defender makes it become easier to protect themselves.
– It’s easy and quick to get started with Telia Web Defender. The service is scalable, cost-effective and customer can use it no matter which operator you hire. A fixed monthly fee also gives an operating cost without surprises, says Jonas Hasselberg.
Telia Web Defender is available in two versions: Basic and Premium. Basic is a pre-packaged service that includes everything a customer needs. Premium is a more complex product that is always tailored to specific customer needs.
Web Defender complements Telia DDoS protection – a managed solution that identifies and “washing” defined attack traffic passing through the Telia network, limited by the access capacity. Web Defender is like a shield outside and suppresses immediately attacks, without having to first identify the traffic types.
* Source: Akamai Security Report Q4 2014