Network and cloud solutions provider Redstone, together with new partner, Webscreen Technology, has launched a new DDoS protections service, safeguarding customers from the danger of distributed denial-of-service attacks, writes Linda Endersby.
John Roberts, head of managed services at Redstone, commenting on the partnership, said, "We selected Webscreen because its innovative technology is continually learning and adapting to DDoS threats. We wanted to ensure that we provided our customers with a service which can defend against orchestrated attacks on their web resources."
In a change from many offerings where organisations would need to purchase dedicated hardware, software and services, the service will be offered to ISP customers for a monthly fee, making it more accessible to smaller businesses.
Roberts explained: "By offering this service directly to our ISP customers as a subscription service, DDoS protection becomes effortless and attainable for all levels of organisation."
Denial-of-service attacks have gained notoriety from high profile cases involving organised cyber criminals. Tools designed to initiate assaults are readily available online and combined with a large growing online knowledge base, aggressors have everything they need to launch a low cost, powerful DDoS attack resulting in a long and damaging outage. However, non-malicious instances are also a real danger for many commercial organisations, caused simply by high volumes of web traffic.
"For any organisation with an online presence even a small DDoS related outage will impact revenue streams, damage your hard earned reputation and create a sense of an unsecure website, all of which can be avoided with the Redstone service," said Paul Bristow COO of Webscreen Technology.
Roberts agreed, "Anyone can be affected by a DDoS attack and now with Redstone any size of operation can have peace of mind when it comes to keeping their business online."
Redstone is also intending to provide a DDoS prevention service within its growing cloud based infrastructure solutions and appliances to corporate customers in due course.