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Enhance Network Resiliency with Contingency DDoS Protection

Recent digital market outages have proven the fragility of network infrastructure. When your primary service provider experiences an unexpected outage, your infrastructure is left unprotected and vulnerable to a DDoS attack. The downtime you face waiting for your DDoS mitigation to start working again, could leave a long enough period for attackers to cause substantial […]

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3 Recommendations to Ensure Your API Security Solution can Drive Data Visibility and Quality

Today at least 90% of developers are using APIs in cloud-native web application development. According to new data collected by Forrester Research and presented in their report, Improve API Performance with a Sound API Security Strategy, 62 percent of IT decision makers believe the value they gain from APIs is worth the adoption process so […]

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How Web Applications Are Attacked Through APIs

Happy Pi Day, everyone! As a technician, pi is a number that represents a constant. This constant reflects the ongoing cyberthreats that put enterprise assets at continuous risk as digital transformation and the resultant attack surface grow in parallel. Whether it’s a simple identity theft hack facilitated by a weak password or a complex state-sponsored […]

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Imperva Mitigates Ransom DDoS Attack Measuring 2.5 Million Requests per Second

We are only at the beginning of 2022 and it looks like it is going to be an interesting year for the Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) landscape. We recently mitigated a ransom DDoS attack on a single website which reached a rate of 2.5 million requests per second (Mrps). And while ransom DDoS attacks […]

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5 Ways to Determine if you do Cybersecurity or Cybersecurity Theater

For a sentient species, humans, in general, have curious ideas when it comes to reckoning and responding to risk. For example, studies show using seat belts when driving in automobiles save lives. Studies also show when cyclists use helmets more cyclists’ lives are saved. This research drives prolific seat belt and helmet use among auto […]

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Imperva is on Top of the World as it Announces New PoP in Bogotá

Imperva is on top of the world to announce the opening of our newest and highest data center yet in Bogotá, Colombia. This latest move represents our commitment as an organization to improve performance, security and connectivity for our customers in the Colombian market. In the very center of the country, Bogotá sits in the […]

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New reforms will enhance the security and resilience of Australia’s critical infrastructure

Improving the security of critical infrastructure has become the focus of many governments around the world, including Australia. This is because a failure or disruption in one area of critical infrastructure can have flow on effects that affect a nation’s security, economy and sovereignty. In the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation’s (ASIO) Annual Report 2020-21, Mike […]

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With SLAs for DDoS Mitigation, the devil is in the details

When it comes to choosing the right DDoS protection there are many factors to consider including Network Capacity, Reliability, Service, Price and Time to Mitigation (TTM). In a recent survey, we asked participants what factor they considered most critical when choosing a DDoS protection solution. They listed TTM, along with quality of mitigation, as the […]

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DDoS attacks on VoIP and the urgent need for DDoS protection

VoIP companies have recently been the target of a series of ransom Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks around the globe with UK-based VoIP providers including VoIP Unlimited, and Quebec-based company VoIP.ms being hit by aggressive and sustained attacks destabilizing their infrastructure and causing massive disruption to services. These DDoS attacks on VoIP providers have […]

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Learning how MTU and MSS work is key to using DDoS Protection as a Service

Maximum Transmit Unit (MTU) and Maximum Segment Size (MSS) are two important terms you should be familiar with when venturing into the world of networking, especially if you are working with GRE and IPSEC tunnels. And if you are looking to use DDoS Protection as a service, you will need to know how MTU and […]

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The pitfalls of relying only on your ISP for DDoS protection

Relying on your Internet Service Provider (ISP) for DDoS protection is like going to a restaurant known for the freshest, tastiest seafood and ordering beef. Sure, they have it on the menu and they are happy to sell it to you, but the experience is not likely to compare well to what you’d have in […]

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Cheap and nasty: How for $100 low-skilled ransom DDoS extortionists can cripple your business

Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks capable of crippling network resources and websites can be rented online for as little as $5 an hour. With an average financial impact of $100k for just one hour of downtime, that’s a serious return on cybercriminal investment. And that’s just for the ‘bargain basement’ attacks. Further up the […]

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