Westboro, Massachusetts – (The Hosting News) – March 19, 2007 – High performance intrusion prevention solutions firm, Top Layer Networks, has implementated its Top Layer IPS 5500 in one of Canadaâ€™s top web hosting companies, SherWeb, a global provider of Hosted Exchange and web hosting solutions.
The new application will handle cyber attacks and help protect its customerâ€™s critical online assets from a growing list of targeted network threats.Â Thanks to this new equipment, SherWeb will be able to better serve its ever growing international customer base.Â With more than 25,000 websites, the company is currently serving thousands of customers from more than 25 countries around the world with a strong presence in the U.K, Canada, United State, France and China.Â
The number of cyber threats menacing organizations that conduct business online grew exponentially in 2006.Â Â As viruses, worms and spyware continue to propagate at an alarming rate, record numbers of compromised machines are available for cyber crime activities that disrupt business activities with sophisticated Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks.Â Faced with a growing number of DDoS attacks that could cripple its business, Solutions Sherweb needed a solution that could block malicious traffic and ensure availability for its customers.Â
Peter Cassar, President of Solutions Sherweb remarked, â€œBeing a web hosting provider makes us susceptible to all forms of cyber attacks.Â We began to experience an increase in attacks that would shut down our operations for extended periods of time.Â We needed to find a solution that could mitigate all attacks and protect our customersâ€™ critical assets. As a web hosting services provider, we pride ourselves on ensuring availability to all of our customers.Â Top Layer offered the most complete solution on the market and enables us to keep our promise to our customers.â€
Solutions Sherweb conducted exhaustive research to determine which IPS solutions would best mitigate attacks against its business.Â While some IPS products offer protection against rate based attacks, and others offer protection against content-based attacks, Sherweb determined that Top Layer Networks was the only IPS on the market that could protect against both rate based and content based attacks.Â Â
Mike Paquette, Chief Strategy Officer for Top Layer Networks added, â€œThe Web hosting industry is a market that is increasingly susceptible to the growing number of online attacks that can cause costly damage and extended periods of downtime.Â In a business in which customers rely on availability, any period of downtime can be devastating to the business. Leading companies like Solutions Sherweb understand that Top Layer Networks ability to provide three dimensional protection against undesired access, malicious content and rate-based attacks ensures network availability against all attacks and is critical to ensuring availability to its customers.â€
The IPS 5500 family of products offers network protection, performance and reliability. with stateful firewall, content-based IPS/IDS, and attack mitigation algorithms. According to the company, the IPS 5500 is the only solution that provides Three Dimensional Protection (3DP) against undesired access, malicious content and rate-based attacks.Â Top Layerâ€™s architecture is designed to enable the IPS 5500 to protect enterprises and service providers from sophisticated attacks in real-time while enabling the highest throughput of legitimate traffic.
Top Layer Networksâ€™ family of network intrusion prevention solutions, the IPS 5500 series, has received top accolades from the worldâ€™s most prestigious labs and influential publications.Â Top Layer has received significant recognition from the NSS Group, Computer Reseller News, Information Security Magazine, SC Magazine, IT Week, Service Provider Weekly, the Tolly Group, among other entities.
Top Layer Networks provides Network Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS), developing and bringing to market network security infrastructure solutions that help commercial and government organizations protect their critical on-line assets from the losses and risks associated with cyber threats.Â Its family of IPS appliances is designed with â€œThree Dimensional Protectionâ€ that provides the most advanced protection capabilities against known and unknown attacks at the highest performance rates.Â Top Layer Networks is headquartered in Massachusetts, USA with sales and support presence in Canada, Germany, Japan, Korea, The Netherlands and the United Kingdom.
To learn more about Solutions Sherweb, please visit: www.sherweb.com.
For more information about Top Layer Networks, please visit: www.toplayer.com.