Neustar, Inc. (NYSE: NSR) yesterday announced the launch of SiteProtect, a cloud-based service for UltraDNS customers that ups the security against distributed denial-of-service attacks on online properties.
SiteProtect allows customers“™ web infrastructure to operate normally under attack, thus avoiding downtime and the associated loss of potential revenue. Combined with Neustar UltraDNS, SiteProtect provides customers with strong protection bundles that provide security for both domain name system and web traffic.
When a DDoS attack hits, SiteProtect is activated via a simple DNS change in the UltraDNS Management Portal, which can also be accessed through a mobile application. The customers“™ traffic is routed to the cloud-based traffic scrubbing centers, where legitimate traffic is forwarded on while the attack traffic is contained. SiteProtect only charges a per-incident fee beyond the monthly subscription and does not charge based on the size of an attack.
“The problem with other approaches to DDoS protection is that the network needs to take a hit before mitigation is started,“ said Rick Rumbarger, senior director, product management, Neustar Internet Infrastructure Services. “With SiteProtect, the brunt of the attack is immediately shifted away from the client infrastructure and directed to our mitigation cloud service. By moving this service to the cloud, customers no longer have to buy and maintain large capacity infrastructure with its resulting capex expenses.“