Brinkster Adopts Radware’s Attack Mitigation System For Protection Against Cyber Attacks to its Cloud

Radware ®(NASDAQ: RDWR) – a leading application delivery and application security solutions supplier for virtual as well as cloud-based data centers – recently announced the adoption of Radware’s Attack Mitigation System (AMS) by Brinkster – a globally-recognized hosting and cloud services company – to protect the latter’s customers from the ever-increasing security threats and cyber-attacks.

Brinkster is a dedicated and managed hosting as well as cloud services provider based in Phoenix, AZ. Catering to over 50,000 customers – which include startup businesses to large-scale organizations – it has a strong and steady customer base, among which the small and mid-size companies mostly use its shared hosting services. As growth occurred, Brinkster felt the need for putting in place a security system that would fend off inbound as well as outgoing hacker attacks, and maintain protection and safety of the infrastructure. Radware came out as the ideal solution in this regard, ensuring continuous network uptime and availability to meet its service level agreements (SLAs).

Owing to its security convergence, which is provided using a distinctive and advanced methodology, Radware’s AMS came across as a better option as compared to Brinkster’s existing security network. Radware employs behavioral analysis in identifying multi-vector computer-generated attacks, which makes it stand out from other similar techniques and technologies used by security providers.

A large proportion of Brinkster’s data traffic has SSL encryption, because of which Radware came up with a solution designed to identify and abate SSL-encrypted denial of service (DoS) and distributed DoS (DDoS) attacks, using patent-pending technology. This is a feature lacking in most of the anti-DOS security solutions being offered nowadays.

“Radware is pleased to have been chosen to partner with Brinkster. Our technology is ideally suited to securing cloud and multi-tenant hosting environments, and we believe that with AMS protection, Brinkster can fulfill its network uptime guarantee to its customers, even if its data centers fall prey to attacks,” says Amir Peles, Vice President, Technology, Radware. “Small businesses and enterprise customers that depend on Brinkster can rest assured that they are protected by the leading attack mitigation solution available.”

 

Now that the AMS is implemented, Brinkster is working in collaboration with Radware on new projects, such as providing premium managed security services.

 

“Radware’s Attack Mitigation System is the leading perimeter protection solution for safeguarding businesses against an increasingly complex landscape of multi-vector availability-based threats, – including zero-day attacks that would defeat traditional intrusion prevention technologies,” says Nathaniel Kemberling, Brinkster’s CTO. “The Radware system mitigates both known and new forms of attack while allowing legitimate business traffic to be handled as normal, so the business continuity of our hosted cloud customers is preserved even while under attack. Brinkster customers can be assured that their cloud-hosted data and their businesses that depend on it are secure and available.”

 

About Radware AMS

Radware’s AMS is a security solution based on real-time network, which aims to protect a company’s infrastructure from all kinds of security threats, including malicious content, information theft, exploitation of applications, network and application interruption and downtime, and cyber-attacks among various others.

It comprises of a security layer consisting of various security components, such as DoS protection, Network Behavioral Analysis (NBA), Intrusion Prevention System (IPS), Reputation Engine and Web Application Firewall (WAF) to maximize protection against security threats.

In addition, there is the Emergency Response Team (ERT) of Radware, comprised of security experts available full-time. These experts are experienced in dealing with cyber-attacks and numerous hackings, equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge required to handle such a situation.

For more information, please visit:http://www.radware.com/Products/ApplicationNetworkSecurity/default.aspx.

 

For more information in SSL-based attacks, please consult Radware’s “2011 Global Application & Network Security Report” at http://www.radware.com/2011globalsecurityreport , and the Radware white paper on SSL mitigation at http://www.radware.com/workarea/showcontent.aspx?ID=1629030.

About Brinkster

Brinkster provides Managed Hosting services to over 50,000 customers in more than 175 countries, with focus on IT infrastructure as a service (IaaS). Ever since 1999, Brinkster has been fostering strong and lasting relationships with customers through its quality service and support. Some of the services offered by Brinkster include: Managed Dedicated Servers, Self-Managed Dedicated Servers, Cloud Hosting, High Availability Solutions, DDoS Mitigation, Hosted Encrypted Email, Enterprise Backup and Disaster Recovery Solutions, eCommerce Solutions, Shared Hosting, and Domain Name services. For more information, please visit http://www.brinkster.com.

About Radware

Radware (NASDAQ: RDWR) is a leading company providing application delivery and application security solutions for virtual as well as cloud-based data centers. Its high-quality solutions promise full flexibility for critical applications, improved productivity and efficiency, as well as the ability to adapt to changes in the environment. Radware caters to more than 10,000 customers globally, allowing businesses to adjust to the rapid changes and developments, sustain the business and enhance its productivity while minimizing costs. For more information, please visit http://www.radware.com.

 

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