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EPRO is an international eCommerce company and serves customers in more than 200 countries with its cross-border shopping websites. Thanks to increasing domestic demands in emerging markets, the websites have seen fast sales growth. With the increasing popularity of smartphones, the company has created different applications to enable different mobile phone users to shop online at anytime, anywhere.
However, EPRO’s eCommerce websites became the target of cyber-attacks. By deploying Akamai Cloud Security solutions, EPRO’s websites have successfully defended against an average of 700,000 attacks per month, ensuring 100% website availability and a smooth user experience. By virtue of the powerful Akamai Intelligent Platform™, EPRO has been able to provide users with safe and always available service on any device, anywhere.
EPRO is a Hong-Kong listed company and has three large eCommerce websites, including DX.com, Volumerate.com and MadelnChina.com. These websites focus on overseas markets with the intention of providing global consumers with high-class and unique Chinese products, conveniently and securely. The websites offer a wide variety of products, from Bluetooth adapters and laptops to auto parts and components, at different prices and options. Additionally, as part of its strategy, the company offers different deals almost daily to entice customers to return to the websites. Based on customers’ demands and preferences, the product experts source items that are popular, affordable and of good-quality. By using cross-border sales platforms, customers can buy products at a cheaper price thanks to a shorter value chain.
To achieve its business goals, EPRO wanted to meet the following three requirements:
Owen Ko, IT Manager, EPRO, said, “The high stability of the Akamai Intelligent Platform™ gave our customers an excellent user experience. At the same time, Akamai’s global platform has enabled us to handle all rampant malicious traffic. Since the deployment of Akamai’s Cloud Security Solutions, we stopped on average, hundreds of thousands of attacks every month, successfully prevented network interruption, loss of confidential information and ensured our websites were always protected.”
As soon as Akamai’s cloud-based Security solution was deployed, it helped lower the cost generated from handling attacks, especially during peak shopping hours, and provided more protection without additional investment in IT infrastructure. Mr. Ko said, “Akamai not only helped us reduce the huge downtime loss caused by online attacks, but also lowered our expenditure on security-related hardware and software.”
As a Hong Kong-listed enterprise, EPRO specializes in eCommerce business as well as software development and outsourcing. It has several eCommerce websites, including the B2C website DX.com and the B2B website MadeInChina.com. Dedicated to becoming leaders in the cross-border eCommerce industry, it uses an online platform to help Chinese manufacturers to sell products that are good and affordable to overseas market. The websites have a vast number of loyal customers in more than 200 countries across the globe, thanks to the growing domestic demand in emerging markets. Meanwhile, with the increasing popularity of smart mobile phones, the websites have developed different applications tailored for different mobile phone users to enable online shopping at anytime, anywhere.