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Month: November 2016

How ISPs & Managed Service Providers Can Offer DDoS Protection

By Alex Henthorn-Iwane, VP Product Marketing | Nov 28, 2016
DDoS Protection, Network Management

As organizations increasingly rely on digital operations there’s no end in sight to the DDoS epidemic. That aggravates the headaches for service providers, who stand between attackers and their targets, but it also creates the opportunity to offer effective protection services. Done right, these services can deepen customer relationships while expanding revenue and profits. But to succeed, providers will need to embrace big data as a key element of DDoS protection.

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Big Data DDoS Protection vs the DDoS Marketplaces Threat

By Alex Henthorn-Iwane, VP Product Marketing | Nov 21, 2016
DDoS Protection, Network Management

The source of DDoS attacks is typically depicted as a hoodie-wearing amateur. But the more serious threat is actually a well-developed marketplace for exploits, with vendors whose state-of-the-art technology can easily overwhelm legacy detection systems. In this post we look why you need the firepower of big data to fend off this new breed of commercial attackers.

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It’s Time for NPM Appliances to Go Bye-Bye

By Alex Henthorn-Iwane, VP Product Marketing | Nov 18, 2016
Network Management, Performance Monitoring

I recently had the chance to talk with some editors at TMCNet, specifically for Cloud IT Week, and we had a good conversation about the need for NPM to move beyond aging appliances and into cloud models.  It was one of those rapid, speed-dating type conversations and you never know how it will work out, […]

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The Dyn & Mirai Horror Show: The Weaponization of DDoS using Botnets

By Alex Henthorn-Iwane, VP Product Marketing | Nov 14, 2016
DDoS Protection, Network Management

Whether its 70s variety shows or today’s DDoS attacks, high-profile success begets replication. So the recent attack on Dyn by Mirai-marshalled IoT botnets won’t be the last severe disruption of Internet access and commerce. Until infrastructure stakeholders come together around meaningful, enforceable standards for network protection, the security and prosperity of our connected world remains at risk.

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Partnering with Radware for DDoS Protection

By Jim Frey, VP Strategic Alliances | Nov 8, 2016
DDoS Protection, Network Management

Kentik recently announced some major new enhancements to Kentik Detect in the arena of DDoS protection. If you saw that announcement and/or some of the materials associated with it, you’ll notice that Kentik Detect now supports integrated automation of multiple DDoS attack mitigation options. A key aspect of our DDoS protection solution is our partnership […]

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Automate Remotely Triggered Black Hole DDoS Protection in Under an Hour

By Alex Henthorn-Iwane, VP Product Marketing | Nov 1, 2016
DDoS Protection, Network Management

DDoS attacks pose a serious and growing threat, but traditional DDoS protection tools demand a plus-size capital budget. So many operators rely instead on manually-triggered RTBH, which is stressful, time-consuming, and error-prone. The solution is Kentik Detect: automated RTBH triggering, based on the industry’s most accurate DDoS detection, that sets up in under an hour with no hardware or software install.

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