(The Hosting News) – Tech giant Google last Monday unveiled new offerings based of “free expression,” one of which included a solution geared towards protecting websites from DDoS.
Known as “Project Shield,” website admins are allowed to use Google’s technology to add an extra layer of security to their web presences.
“Project Shield is an initiative launched by Google Ideas to use Google’s own Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack mitigation technology to protect free infrastructure online. The service allows other websites to serve their content through Google’s infrastructure without having to move their hosting location,” states Google via Project Shield’s website.
Initially, the company is letting webmasters for websites related to things like human rights, independent news and elections join the platform’s trusted testers for free.
You can find an application form here (projectshield.withgoogle.com).
In addition to Project Shield, Google introduced something called the “Digital Attack Map,” a live data visualization tool created in partnership with Arbor Networks that tracks DDoS traffic globally via real-time anonymous traffic data. Like Project Shield, it also pertains to attacks aimed at freedom of speech.
Google also announced “uProxy,” a browser extension. Currently in development, the tool assists internet connections with becoming more secure – aiming to avoid things like content filtering and surveillance.
You can read more about Google’s new tools aimed at free expression via the Google blog here (googleblog.blogspot.com).