Sunday, March 25, 2007

AT&T to Offer DDoS Defense for SMBs

AT&T announced a subscription-based Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) mitigation offering for small and medium-sized businesses.

AT&T DDoS Defense Subscription is a self-managed service that provides customers with as-needed protection against malicious traffic while keeping costs low. The service is available as an option for customers of AT&T "Internet Protect", a security-alerting and notification service that offers advanced information regarding potential real-time attacks (viruses, worms and DDoS attacks) that are in the early-formation stages.

AT&T Internet Protect uses the AT&T IP backbone as a proxy of general Internet traffic and provides valuable real-time analysis of Internet traffic, which customers can use to predict and prevent malicious traffic from infecting their network.

AT&T performs real-time examination of more than 9.59 petabytes of data traffic on an average business day to identify malicious activity from the Internet.

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