The Planet (www.theplanet.com) announced the deployment of the Cisco Guard XT 5650 DDoS Mitigation Appliance from Cisco Systems.
With the multi-gigabit performance of the Cisco Guard XT 5650 solution, The Planet can better protect all of its customers from distributed denial-of-service attacks by performing per-flow-level attack analysis, identification, and mitigation to block specific attack traffic.
“We’ve seen an increase in the overall number of attacks, as well as flood attack methods becoming more complex,” said John Bradberry, Director of Information Security at The Planet.
“The Guard was chosen because it can be scaled to keep up with the company’s rapid growth,” Bradberry said. It is deployed off of the network’s normal data path, so that it does not screen customer traffic until its on-demand protection is needed.
The system then redirects traffic for the targeted site(s) through the Guard’s multiple defense layers to identify and block the attack while allowing legitimate traffic to pass.
According to Craig Rodenberg, Vice President of Information Security at The Planet, this mitigation system is a part of a larger effort to enhance the
Launched in 1994 and based in Dallas, The Planet provides a world of Internet and hosting services and solutions. As one of the fastest growing managed hosting providers in the United States, the company servers small business and enterprise clients with value-added services such as advanced server monitoring, database administration, managed data storage, virtual private networks and more.