Fort Lauderdale, Florida – (The Hosting News) – July 25, 2007 – ASP.net hosting and SQL hosting provider, DiscountASP.NET, has chosen Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) solutions provider, Prolexic Technologies, to enhance protection, through the company’s Domain Name System (DNS) and mitigation services system.
An ASP.NET hosting provider with over 25,000 customers in 130 countries, DiscountASP.NET selected the Prolexic Clean Pipe Virtual Transport Network for enhanced DNS DDoS detection and mitigation services following a major DNS attack in June 2007 that affected its entire infrastructure. DiscountASP.NET secured the Prolexic service to mitigate the attack and for protection against future attacks, which are occurring more frequently and with greater intensity across the web hosting industry.
Takeshi Eto, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development at DiscountASP.NET remarked, ”Ensuring the viability of our customers’ web presence is of the utmost concern to us. The size of this recent DNS DDoS attack was unprecedented in our company’s history, saturating our gigabit per second connection to our upstream provider. We immediately recognized the need to invest in an enterprise-class solution and to fortify our customers against future attacks. Prolexic is the choice of many Fortune 500 companies, so we went with the ‘heavy hitter.”’
DNS serves as the ‘front door’ to web sites, allowing Internet users to connect to their favorite sites through alphabetical domain names rather than numerical IP addresses. When a DNS DDoS attack sends a flood of malicious traffic against a hosting provider’s network infrastructure, the provider can be overwhelmed with requests, disrupting or eliminating its ability to serve its thousands of customers.
Keith Laslop, President of Prolexic added, ”In the past, companies rarely considered protecting their crucial DNS infrastructure. Yet this is changing as a result of more and more intense DNS attacks against companies of all sizes. Our DNS DDoS solution is designed to help mitigate an attack as soon as it begins regardless of the volume, in this recent situation with DiscountASP.NET.”
Prolexic Technologies provides solutions designed to protect Internet operations from the debilitating service disruptions caused by DDoS attacks. Prolexic’s patent-pending Clean Pipe Virtual Transport network offers solutions that keep its clients’ Internet-facing infrastructures free of DDoS traffic. Without making major adjustments or multimillion-dollar investments in their existing hardware infrastructures, Prolexic’s customers rest assured that their network borders are secure and can thus focus on what is really important: their businesses.
Recently, DiscountASP.NET received the 2007 Readers’ Choice Award for Best Web Hosting, from Visual Studio Magazine. The 2007 winners, which appear in the June issue, are chosen by Visual Studio Magazine’s readers and honor excellent software and services in 22 development categories. DiscountASP.NET also received the Visual Studio Readers’ Choice Award for Best Hosting in 2005 and the Best Hosting Merit Award in 2006.
DiscountASP.NET is a Microsoft Windows-based shared hosting provider, focused on ASP.NET and SQL database hosting. A Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, and Microsoft ASP.NET Hosting Advantage Program featured member, DiscountASP.NET was one of the first hosts to launch ASP.NET 2.0 hosting and SQL 2005 database hosting.
To learn more about Prolexic Technologies, please visit: www.prolexic.com.
For more information about DiscountASP.NET, please visit: www.discountasp.net.