Fortinet Launches DDoS Protection Products for Cloud Hosts, Web Hosts

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DDoS protection solutions provider Fortinet announced on Tuesday it has launched the FortiDDoS product family for enterprises, web hosting and cloud service providers.

As DDoS attacks continue to increase in recent years, it is becoming more important for hosting providers to provider their financial and government customers with the sufficient protection to prevent these attacks.

Providing these value-added DDoS protection services can differentiate a web host’s offerings from its competitors, giving it a considerable competitive edge.

Prolexic Technologies’ recent Quarterly Global DDoS Attack Report shows that financial services firms experienced nearly three times the number of DDoS attacks during Q1 compared to Q4 2011. The company also released a detailed DDoS mitigation plan for organizations to respond to an attack.

The new FortiDDoS-100A, FortiDDoS-200A and FortiDDoS-300A are dedicated appliances that are designed to detect and help protect against the most damaging and sophisticated DDoS attacks.

The appliances feature custom ASICs that are capable of mitigating DDoS attacks while maintaining incredibly-low latency (less than 26 microseconds), preventing loss of availability to critical systems, servers and applications.

With granular real-time network traffic visibility and automatic protection against targeted DDoS attacks, the FortiDDoS appliances will be the only solution on the market that supports network virtualization and automatic and continuous traffic baselining.

Network virtualization helps prevent attacks on one segment of the network from affecting other segments, further preserving availability in virtualized environments of data centers and cloud-based service providers.

The automatic traffic baseline model building enables the FortiDDoS products to build a network behavior model initially and adaptively update it continuously with almsot no end-user intervention, greatly bringing down administrative overhead.

“DDoS attacks aren’t just an annoyance and minor inconvenience, they are a serious problem that could cause significant liability to businesses today,” said Michael Xie, chief technology officer and vice president of engineering at Fortinet. “The damage from a DDoS attack can include loss of revenue, loss of customer confidence, loss of brand equity and potentially huge legal liabilities. A FortiDDoS appliance installed in front of a network infrastructure can act as a shield against DDoS attacks.”

FortiDDoS Highlights All FortiDDoS appliances feature eight virtualized network partitions with independent protection policies for virtualized environments, automatic traffic profiling and rate limiting context-aware policy enforcement for maximum effectiveness.

They also provide real-time and historic attacking traffic analysis that delivers unmatched granular visibility on top attacks, top sources and top attackers.

The FortiDDoS family uses a unique design that eliminates a common performance bottleneck by ensuring there is no CPU or operating system in the path of the packets.

The technology is based on technology Fortinet acquired in a asset purchase from Silicon Valley-based IntruGuard Device in the first quarter.

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  1. Cheng cheeyee

    Im more interested to know if your ddos solution can protect agsints applicstion layer attack?