Singapore (26th April, 2016) – ViewQwest today launched their DDoS Protection Service that defends the networks of banks, e-commerce vendors, telcos and just about any business with an online presence against the increasingly malicious and debilitating DDoS (Distributed Denial-of-Service) attacks.
Powered by enterprise security specialist NSFOCUS, the new service aims to make premium-grade Internet security more affordable for businesses and even governments which are increasingly beefing up their IT infrastructure to defend against this rising Internet menace.
Increasingly, businesses and government in the region are going beyond getting plain-vanilla Internet access to “clean-pipes” which are premium Internet lines with built-in tech that can automatically identify malicious DDoS traffic in the networks and filter them to “scrubbing centres” to take away the nefarious packets before sending the good packets back to the user.
ViewQwest offers cloud-based and provider-based DDoS mitigation to all businesses. ViewQwest’s DDoS Protection Service starts from $699 per month, the most affordable in Singapore.
Mr. Vignesa Moorthy, CEO of ViewQwest, said: “Singapore is the regional hub for e-commerce and online services. With this partnership, we aim to offer premium-class DDoS mitigation to protect these websites at prices that they can afford to help boost Singapore’s position as the leading online services hub in this region.”
DDoS attacks – where hackers paralyse websites by overwhelming them with web traffic, often using an army of infected computers from all over the world – have become more frequent and destructive over the last few years. Experts believe that the DDoS attack on the BBC website at the end of last year may have been the largest recorded attack in history, hitting the 600Gbps mark.
Mr. Allan Thompson, COO of NSFOCUS said: “DDoS attacks are moving away from being just nuisance attacks to becoming a decoy that precedes more malicious attacks, such as stealing confidential information.”
DDoS attacks show no sign of slowing down because the barrier to entry to launch a DDoS attack is very low. DDoS attacks are not expensive to launch, costing as little as US$25 per hour for 1000 compromised computers to attack a single victim.
About ViewQwest DDoS Protection Service
Up-to-date and equipped to fight volumetric and application-targeted DDoS attacks, ViewQwest’s DDoS Protection Service actively monitors for unusual activity and diverts suspicious traffic to its scrubbing centre to filter real users from bots. After identifying DDoS attacks in real-time, a trigger is sent to drop the malicious traffic so business operations can continue smoothly.
- Comprehensive Layers 3 and 7 Protection
- On and Off-premise Protection
- Proactive threat mitigation
- Extensive Service-Level Agreements
- Real-time analytics portal for customers
Since 2001, ViewQwest has been an information and communications technology company that provides premium communications services. ViewQwest is dedicated to providing superior speeds on a high performance network and fanatical customer service. ViewQwest offers tailored solutions to businesses including dedicated and broadband Internet access globally, layer 2 Ethernet connectivity solutions, DDoS protection, data centre services and other various managed services.
ViewQwest today counts many Fortune 500 corporations and Top 500 Small and Medium Enterprises in South-east Asia as its clients.