Web Host SingleHop Launches Premium Security Service to Combat DDoS Attacks

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Hosted private cloud and managed hosting provider SingleHop has launched a new set of premium security features designed to help enterprises identify and combat online threats including Distributed Denial of Service attacks.

SingleHop’s new Shield Plus Advanced Security is a suite of security tools and technologies that customers can choose to layer on top of SingleHop’s standard Shield Core Security foundation which is included free of charge.

Shield Plus can be added to dedicated server and hosted private cloud computing environments starting at $30 per month. It’s designed to provide end-to-end security with a strong focus on automated DDoS attack mitigation.

The advanced features include automated DDoS mitigation from Radware, and software firewall and endpoint protection managed by SingleHop. It also includes automated OS updates and patching, McAfee anti-virus protection, enhanced OS security, and unlimited GlobalSign SSL Certificates for securing systems.

“With SingleHop’s comprehensive Shield Security portfolio, we meet the security challenge for our customers head-on,” SingleHop products VP Jordan Jacobs said in a statement. “We protect all of our customers from day one with Shield Core Security – every server, every device. And with the addition of Shield Plus Advanced Security, we have made mitigation services for more sophisticated security threats, like DDoS attacks, easily accessible and on-demand for greater customer peace of mind and protection.”

Statistics suggest DDoS is becoming very common. According to Arbor Networks’ latest Infrastructure Security Report, 42 percent of ISPs and enterprises polled were hit by DDoS attacks that used a combination of bandwidth-sapping, application-layer, and state exhaustion methods, and 90 percent were targeted by volumetric flood attacks.

Although Arbor Networks didn’t see much implementation of DNS server security best practices, it did note that many service providers were choosing to implement Intelligent DDoS Mitigation Systems rather than simple Access Control Lists, signaling that many organizations are taking security more seriously than before.

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