Prolexic has recently mitigated a multi-vector Layer 4 and Layer 7 DDoS attack directed at a customer of website development and hosting provider Americaneagle.com.
In business since 1995, Americaneagle.com had experienced isolated DDoS attacks over the past four years and mitigated them in-house. Recently, it was hit by a large scale DDoS attack directed at a customer’s website. After this intense distributed denial of service attack, Americaneagle.com experienced a surge of 15 DDoS distributed denial of service attacks over the next two months. Americaneagle.com engaged Prolexic for DoS and DDoS protection after researching several DDoS mitigation providers, and a global telecommunications and Internet services provider (ISP).
“We were really impressed when we talked with Prolexic’s engineers,” said Ryan McElrath, chief technology officer at Americaneagle.com.” The others we talked to just did not have the experience and expertise that Prolexic has.”
“Web hosting companies are in critical need of reliable DDoS mitigation services since a DDoS distributed denial of service attack that brings down one hosted site can potentially cause performance problems for other customer sites, or even render them inaccessible,” said Stuart Scholly, president of Prolexic. “Now Americaneagle.com can give its customers the assurance of proven Prolexic protection against DDoS.”
Since becoming a Prolexic client, Americaneagle.com has deployed the PLXrouted DDoS mitigation service and it has already been put to good use. Recently, Prolexic mitigated a DDoS attack on an Americaneagle.com hosted e-Commerce site that experienced a combination Layer 4 SYN flood and UDP flood that peaked at 4.80 Gbps (bits per
second) and 4.55 Mpps (packets per second). Using the PLXrouted service, Americaneagle.com was able to avoid both customer downtime and financial loss, as well as damage to its reputation for reliable service.
“I couldn’t be happier with Prolexic,” McElrath says. “Their response times are great, whether we have an urgent or non-urgent request. Having Prolexic’s protection against DDoS gives our customers and Americaneagle.com peace of mind.”