2014/12/03

DDoS Attacks in the Gaming Industry

Pravail® APS: A Winning Strategy
In early 2012, the company invested in the Pravail® Availability Protection System(“Pravail APS”), an on-premise DDoS mitigation solution developed by Arbor Networks®,and saw immediate results. DDoS attacks no longer threaten the organization’s revenues.
That’s because Pravail APS delivers DDoS attack identification and mitigation capabilities that can be rapidly deployed, even during an attack.
“Arbor’s Pravail APS provides what other perimeter-based security devices cannot, and that is the ability to proactively protect against DDoS attacks,” said Richard Martinez, enterprise security analyst with Frost & Sullivan. “Given the threat complexity and the business impact of DDoS, a full-spectrum solution is required. A common response by many administrators to the challenges of DDoS is the belief that their firewall and IPS infrastructure will protect them from attack. Unfortunately, this is not true. Firewalls and IPS devices, while critical to network protection, are not adequate to protect against complex DDoS attacks.”
When a DDoS attack happens, the very first indicator that something is wrong is a slowdown in performance. Thanks to the baseline of usual expected traffic designed by Pravail APS, the gaming company is now able to immediately spot anomalies, leaving less room for uncertainty as to what is happening.

DDoS Attacks in the Gaming Industry