DDoS protection services provider Prolexic Technologies announced on Tuesday it has introduced PLXpatrol, a free public service that the security community can use to take an instant global snapshot of current denial of service and DDoS threats and activity.
The service launch comes a couple weeks after Prolexic released a case study that outlined how it mitigated multiple SYN, GET and ICMP floods directed against different trading websites operated by online trading and financial company Henyep Capital Markets.
“PLXpatrol is an invaluable service for the world’s cyber security community,” said Stuart Scholly, president of Prolexic. “Staying up-to-date and informed about threats is the best defense against DDoS attacks and PLXpatrol now makes that incredibly easy.”
At launch, PLXpatrol offers three distinct data views, including attack tracker, country ranking (last 24 hours), and country ranking (all time).
Attack tracker shows where thsoe DDoS attacks directed against Prolexic’s clients are originating from and geographic locations of targets, as well as displays the number of source and destination IP addresses that are associated with the attack.
Country Ranking (last 24 hours) shows the countries that have originated the most attack traffic against Prolexic clients over the last 24 hours.
And Country Ranking (all time) shows the countries that have originated the most attack traffic against Prolexic clients since data collection began in 2009.
The data presented in PLXpatrol stems from Prolexic’s analytical and IP reputational databases, and is available to Prolexic customers in near real-time through the portal.
Talk back: Are you planning on using Prolexic PLXpatrol tool? Do you find this kind of information helpful in determining how to mitigate attacks on clients’ sites? Have you seen an increase in the size of DDoS attacks? Let us know in a comment.