Prolexic Hosts DDoS Survival Webcast featuring Gartner

December 16, 2013 (PRLEAP.COM) Technology News
Prolexic, the global leader in Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) protection services, today released a webcast titled, "How to Survive a DDoS Attack," featuring Gartner analyst Lawrence Orans, Research Director, Prolexic President Stuart Scholly and SpaFinder Chairman and CEO Pete Ellis. Attendees can register to view the free, 30-minute webcast at

Gartner's Lawrence Orans introduces the webcast with insights into the current DDoS landscape and how DDoS attack methods have evolved during the past 12 months. He also discusses several different approaches to DDoS mitigation and explores the advantages and disadvantages of each. Orans has been with Gartner for 16 years and has more than 30 years of experience in the IT field. He assists chief information security officers and other security professionals in developing network-based strategies for mitigating security threats. His recent research notes and presentations have addressed vulnerabilities in the Internet infrastructure and how enterprises can mitigate these risks.

Prolexic President Stuart Scholly follows Orans and provides specific recommendations on how online companies can prepare for a DDoS attack. He shares best practices for taking a strong, proactive defense against DDoS and discusses several key warning signs that a website may be vulnerable to imminent attack.

"Anyone who does business on the Internet is at risk of DDoS attack, but they do not have to be victims," said Scholly. "Surviving a DDoS attack requires knowledge of the different types of DDoS threats and the motivations of cyber attackers, and most importantly, depends on having strong and proven DDoS protection in place. This webcast is a must-attend for any online business that needs a good blueprint for building a proactive DDoS defense strategy."

The webcast concludes with SpaFinder Chairman and CEO, Pete Ellis. He provides a firsthand perspective on what it is like to experience and recover from a DDoS attack. "Until SpaFinder was attacked, I never would have thought that we needed DDoS protection," Ellis said. "The proliferation of cyberattacks on all types of companies is becoming more serious. I think any company with any type of e-Commerce platform should have a dedicated DDoS mitigation service in place."

Attendees can register to view the free webcast at

About Prolexic

Prolexic is the world's largest, most trusted Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) mitigation provider. Able to absorb the largest and most complex attacks ever launched, Prolexic restores mission-critical Internet-facing infrastructures for global enterprises and government agencies within minutes. Ten of the world's largest banks and the leading companies in e-Commerce, SaaS, payment processing, travel/hospitality, gaming, energy and other at-risk industries rely on Prolexic to protect their businesses. Founded in 2003 as the world's first in-the-cloud DDoS mitigation platform, Prolexic is headquartered in Hollywood, Florida, and has scrubbing centers located in the Americas, Europe and Asia. To learn more about how Prolexic can stop DDoS attacks and protect your business, please visit, follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Google+, YouTube, and @Prolexic on Twitter.