For immediate release
Secure64 PipeProtector™ Defends Against Amplified DDoS Attacks
Greenwood Village, CO– March 2, 2018- Secure64, the leading provider of Genuinely Secure DNS servers, today announced that Secure64® DNS Authority™ servers help protect the network against UDP-based amplified attacks, including those recently discovered by US-CERT.
Amplified attacks threaten the availability of a network, as they send more traffic through the network thnt it is capable of processing. When network capacity is exceeded, all applications on the network are crippled.
“This week US-CERT released a warning about exploiting memcache to create UDP-based amplified attacks with very high amplification factors.” says Thad Dupper, President & CEO, Secure64. “We anticipated the rise of distributed denial of service attacks from the founding of our company, and our DNS servers were designed from the ground up to mitigate those attacks. Several years ago, we anticipated that amplified attacks would grow in scope, so we developed Secure64 PipeProtector.™ PipeProtector monitors inbound bandwidth consumption and when it exceeds normal levels, PipeProtector can notify the upstream router to blackhole traffic from abusive clients, a best practice that is known as Remotely Triggered Blackhole and which is recommended by US-CERT to defend against amplified attacks. This helps to defeat the objective of the attacker, which is to take down the network. Not only is the DNS protected, but other servers on the same network are as well.”
PipeProtector is available on Secure64 DNS Authority for no additional charge.
About Secure64 Software Corporation
Secure64 brings trust to the internet through its suite of purpose-built, secure, DNS-based network security products. The company was built on a foundation of security and has forged solutions that are self-protecting and immune to malware. Secure64 secures the DNS infrastructures of leading service providers, government agencies and enterprises globally.
Secure64 is a privately held company founded by technology and financial veterans and boasts deep technical and global experience in its leadership and staff. It is the only DNS solution provider that has authored a secure micro OS, automated the deployment of DNSSEC and built self-protecting DNS servers. For more information, visit www.secure64.com
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