Verizon expands anti-DoS protection

February 10, 2009 – 11:18 AM

Verizon Business has announced a global expansion of its WAN-based service to detect and defend against denial-of-service attacks.

DoS attacks have been around for years but are on the rise with backing from organised groups, including intelligence agencies inside smaller nations that use the attacks as a form of cyber-terrorism against their enemies, Verizon officials and analysts said.

Verizon Business, a unit of Verizon Communications, said it has added a detection component to its DoS Defence service for mitigating DoS attacks. DoS Defense has been available for more than four years and is in use in 22 countries in Europe and the Asia-Pacific region.

In addition to already offering mitigation services in the US, Verizon today began offering both mitigation and detection of denial-of-service in Canada as well.


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