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.
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.
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.
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.
Akamai provides an industry-leading zero-second mitigation SLA to minimize downtime and risk for your online business.
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.
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.
Memcached-Fueled 1.3 Tbps Attacks
Read about a record-setting 1.3 Tbps DDoS attack that Akamai mitigated in February 2018.Read About the Attack
Mitigating DDoS Attacks in Zero Seconds with Proactive Mitigation Controls
Learn more about Prolexic’s proactive mitigation controls — how they work, the difference between proactive and automated mitigation, and how to take advantage of them to reduce your DDoS attack surface.Download the White Paper
Checklist: 8 Best DDoS Mitigation Practices
Having a DDoS mitigation plan in place can make the difference between organization-wide chaos and an orderly and timely DDoS response. This checklist outlines eight steps you can take to prepare for a DDoS attack.Download the Checklist
Ponemon Institute: The Cost of Denial-of-Service Attacks
Learn how DDoS attacks can damage business goals, reputation, and success.Download the Report
How to Include DDoS Mitigation in Your Incident Response Plan
Assess your operational readiness for a DDoS attack, understand your adversaries, and build a repeatable attack "playbook" to ensure that you’re ready to mitigate attacks calmly and effectively.Read More
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Alliant Credit Union
Learn how Alliant Credit Union implemented their DDoS mitigation strategy with Prolexic.View the Case Study
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Stories From Inside the Global Security Operations Command Center
Roger Barranco, Senior Director of Global Security Operations, shares an inside look at the global Security Operations Command Center (SOCC), which is staffed by nearly 200 security experts. Find out how SOCC engineers have successfully mitigated some of the world’s largest and most sophisticated DDoS attacks.Watch the Video
How Security Engineers Thwarted the Largest DDoS Attack on Record
Gabriel Bellas, Security Operations Command Center Practice Manager, shares details from the historic 1.3 Tbps DDoS attack on one of the most-trafficked websites in the world. Hear how security engineers saw it coming and knocked it down with zero customer downtime.Watch the Video
When Security Experts Mitigated One of the Largest Known DDoS Attacks
Domingo Ponce, Director of the Americas, Security Operations Command Center, shares a behind-the-scenes account of how security engineers thwarted widespread disruption from a highly sophisticated and persistent series of DDoS attacks against the banking industry, known as Operation Ababil.Watch the Video
Go Behind the Scenes with the Security Intelligence Response Team
The Security Intelligence Response Team protects customers with the intelligence and insight from monitoring 178 billion attacks per day. See how security experts proactively research threats and operationalize their findings.Watch the Video
The Security Experts Who Stopped a Massive Botnet Army in Its Tracks
Greg Hesselberg, Security Operations Command Center (SOCC) Practice Manager, shares the inside story of how an attack by a botnet army launched through tens of thousands of Android mobile devices was suppressed by SOCC engineers while keeping customers online.Watch the Video
A record-setting 1.3 Tbps DDoS attack, twice the size of the largest attack previously recorded, was stopped by Akamai in zero seconds with proactive mitigation controls.View Now