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Akamai Takes on DDoS Challenge #rsac

Content Delivery Network (CDN) vendor Akamai is updating its Kona Site Defender Web Application Firewall this week with new rules and DDoS mitigations

In a DDoS attack, a site is hit by a flood of concurrent requests which serve to disrupt or disable a site. Akamai as a platform has 10 Terabytes of scalability and as such, the CDN can absorb huge volume of inbound traffic.

“We serve on-demand events for our delivery customers, that are larger than the largest DDoS attacks we have ever seen,” Summer said. “The largest DDoS attack we have seen against any one customer is 124 Gigabits per second against a single website and that website stayed functional during the entire attack.”

Summers added that,”there is no botnet out there that is at the same scale as the 120,000 servers in our platform.”

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Read the full story at EnterpriseNetworkingPlanet:
Akamai Extends Web Application Firewall as a Service with Kona Site Defender

Sean Michael Kerner is a senior editor at InternetNews.com, the news service of the IT Business Edge Network, the network for technology professionals Follow him on Twitter @TechJournalist.