Windstream Adds DDoS Protection to Portfolio

Windstream Hosted Solutions has teamed with Imperva to extend the Windstream enterprise security portfolio with an advanced Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) Mitigation Service based on Imperva’s Web Application Firewall (WAF) and DDoS Protection Services, available via channel partners.

“Working with Imperva enables Windstream to help mitigate enterprise security risks by offering a multi-layered approach to enterprise customers when it comes to protecting their high-value applications and data assets in our physical and virtual data centers,” said Chris Nicolini, senior vice president of cloud and data center operations. “Using the Imperva Web Application Firewall (WAF) and DDoS Protection services, our high-capacity DDoS Mitigation Service is even better equipped to handle an influx in volume-based DDoS attacks, reinforcing our “smart solutions, personalized service” commitment to our enterprise customers.”

Windstream’s DDoS Mitigation Service can secure websites against DDoS threats, which use high-volume attacks to overwhelm a business’ network or IT environment. The intelligent, multi-layered protection – supported by carrier-grade edge routers – filters out IP attacks and performs real-time analysis to manage DDoS traffic profiling and blocking. The service was designed to automatically defeat attacks without requiring intervention or interrupting service.

Included with this layered approach, the WAF service detects and removes malicious web traffic. The WAF uses intelligent traffic profiling and bot detection technology to accurately weed out threats.

“The number of DDoS attacks reported by businesses is increasing each year resulting in millions of dollars of damages per hour for some financial and web-based businesses,” said Chris Rodriguez, senior analyst for network security at Frost & Sullivan. “Windstream Hosted Solutions’ DDoS Mitigation Service, based on the Imperva platform, provides an efficient and effective data center security solution that not only protects customer data and brand reputation but also eliminates the requirement for large capital investments in security hardware.”

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