To better fend off DDoS attacks on online businesses, IBM has a new cloud security solution that integrates Akamai‘s cloud-based web security solution, KONA Site Defender with IBM’s Cloud Security Services portfolio.
According to the announcement this week, IBM and Akamai will share security intelligence gained by applying business analytics to extensive security monitoring data to better detect threats. They will also identify security risks and areas of noncompliance for specific organizations, and set priorities for remediation.
DDoS attacks, which essentially overload the bandwidth of a web site or cloud application so that it cannot respond to requests from legitimate clients, are on the rise. According to the IBM Cyber Security Intelligence Index, an average large company must filter through 1,400 cyber attacks weekly. Not only are these attacks increasing in frequency, however, but also in scale and sophistication.
IBM’s latest solution comprises readiness plans and response protocols, proactive network monitoring, quick containment of and recovery from attacks and insights into the latest DDoS threats. It is designed to provide organizations with the ability to avoid DDoS incidents, but also to respond to them without needing expert staff and tools in-house.
Akamai security division SVP and GM Ronni Zehavi said in a statement, “Together, IBM and Akamai can offer the right mix of technology and expertise to give our customers the peace of mind that their DDoS mitigation efforts are in the right hands.”