Prolexic Solutions

Fastest DDoS Mitigation of Terabit Scale Attacks

Distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks range from small and sophisticated to large and bandwidth-busting. Unplanned outages are costly, requiring fast and effective DDoS mitigation. Prolexic Routed provides fully managed DDoS protection for your online business. Backed by an industry-leading service level agreement (SLA), Prolexic combines proactive mitigation with Akamai’s world-class security operations center (SOC) to stop attacks now ― and in the future.

“The Akamai solution minimizes the risk that we’ll be unable to service our customers due to criminal attacks. This frees us from worrying about being the target of an attack and facing legal penalties, allowing us to focus on our business.”
- Andreas Hellwig, CTO,
Fidor TecS
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Stop attacks in the cloud

Prolexic Routed mitigates DDoS attacks in the cloud, providing a forward defense that can stop the largest attacks and scrub DDoS traffic before it reaches your applications and data centers. On-demand and always-on options help you control your mitigation posture.

Gain collective security

Prolexic Routed mitigates over 8,000 DDoS attacks a year, providing Akamai with visibility into the latest DDoS attack types. This allows us to mitigate DDoS attacks faster and more effectively when your business is targeted.

Mitigate attacks instantly

Proactive mitigation controls are designed to stop attacks instantly at the edge — the fastest and most effective response in the industry. Prolexic Routed offers proactive mitigation controls for both on-demand and always-on options to minimize downtime and business risk.

Tailor your mitigation posture

Akamai SOC experts tailor proactive mitigation controls to your clean network traffic. Maintaining a positive security model positions Akamai to instantly block malicious traffic while minimizing the risk of false positives, providing the best possible mitigation experience.

Defend against the largest threats

With three to five times the available capacity as the largest known attacks to date, the Prolexic DDoS platform is built to withstand record-setting gigabit- and packet-per-second attacks — even when they double in size.

Get DDoS expertise

Prolexic Routed provides the DDoS-fighting expertise trusted by the many of the world’s largest organizations and most security-conscious industries. Fast, effective DDoS protection from Akamai allows you to stay focused on running your online business without disruption.

Zero-second DDoS Mitigation SLA

Prolexic’s proactive mitigation controls instantly drop more than two-thirds of DDoS attacks today—and are backed by an industry-leading time-to-mitigate SLA.

How Prolexic Routed Works

How Prolexic Routed Works Overview

Prolexic Routed is designed to stop DDoS attacks in the cloud, before they reach your applications, data centers, and infrastructure. Network traffic is redirected through Akamai scrubbing centers by making a simple border gateway protocol (BGP) route advertisement change. Akamai offers two deployment options ― always-on is ready to mitigate malicious traffic at all times, and on-demand allows you to redirect traffic when you’re under attack.

Prolexic Routed is built on a DDoS mitigation platform with 18 global scrubbing centers, closer to users and attackers to minimize performance latency and improve network resiliency. Traffic is routed through the closest available scrubbing center, and proactive mitigation controls are architected to drop attacks instantly. Akamai SOC experts analyze the remaining DDoS traffic to quickly and efficiently apply the most appropriate mitigation for every attack vector. Clean traffic is then forwarded to your applications and data centers, and outbound traffic returned directly to users.

Features

High-capacity protection

With 18 global scrubbing centers and 7.8 Tbps of DDoS mitigation capacity, Prolexic is built to withstand the largest, most sophisticated attacks seen to date.

Proactive mitigation controls

A positive security model tailored to your network traffic is designed to stop more attacks instantly at the edge of the Akamai scrubbing centers without requiring manual SOC analysis and response.

Robust technology stack

Prolexic employs multiple mitigation technologies, applying the right one to each attack vector for rapid response and additional layers of defense.

World-class global SOC

More than 170 security experts across five global SOC locations provide 24/7 fully managed attack response. Overlapping shifts and continuous education ensure there’s never a gap in coverage.

Industry-leading SLA

Akamai provides an industry-leading zero-second mitigation SLA to minimize downtime and risk for your online business.

Always-on deployment

Prolexic Routed provides both on-demand and always-on deployment options. Always-on deployment minimizes downtime from DDoS attacks by enabling mitigation to begin instantly.

Granular reporting

Prolexic puts more information at your fingertips, including your clean network traffic, DDoS attack trends, and in-depth attack characteristics, so you can perform your own forensics analysis.

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