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Study tracks DDoS activity in site load times

Prolexic Technologies : 25 February, 2013  (Technical Article)
Prolexic demonstrates the effectiveness of DDoS mitigation in minimizing the impact of Distributed Denial of Service attacks
Study tracks DDoS activity in site load times

Prolexic has released results of a website performance case study that documented variations in load times during live DDoS attacks. The study tracked performance of two financial institutions; one website had average website load times of two seconds or less, while the other experienced multiple site outages and lengthy delays in server response times.

The headline-making attacks were publicly announced on underground hacker sites before they started. Based on that information, Prolexic was able to track the same DDoS attack against two financial services companies simultaneously. One firm used Prolexic’s PLXrouted DDoS protection service while the other financial institution was engaged with another DDoS protection provider. Response time – how long a page takes to load on a website – was tracked for both firms using the Compuware Gomez Application Performance Monitor, from multiple worldwide locations.

Data shows that the user experience was far superior with Prolexic. The Prolexic client suffered zero outages and pages typically loaded in a tolerable two seconds, even though the financial services firm was under a significant DDoS attack. In contrast, the firm that did not use Prolexic suffered three separate outages and website users had to endure page-loading times as high as 50 seconds in some cases, making the site unusable.

“Minimizing the impact of an attack is job number one for DDoS mitigation providers,” said Stuart Scholly, president at Prolexic. “Even if your website is under a severe attack, Prolexic can help ensure the user experience is maintained at acceptable levels.”

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