Prolexic has released a new video that documents and visualizes how it mitigated a sustained 160 Gbps, 120 million packet-per-second (pps) attack. The DDoS attack occurred earlier this month and was directed against one of Prolexic’s enterprise clients.
“Prolexic’s latest video provides a snapshot of an unusually large attack and shows how it was mitigated using our cloud-based DDoS protection infrastructure,” said Scott Hammack, CEO of Prolexic. “It’s not easy to understand what DDoS mitigation services entail. This video clearly illustrates what Prolexic does on a daily basis.”
The three-minute, narrated video, entitled “Prolexic in Action,” shows the many different points in the cloud-based infrastructure where Prolexic blocks malicious DDoS attack traffic. Viewers can see malicious traffic routed through Prolexic’s scrubbing centers and sorted by attack type – infrastructure (Layer 3 and 4) or application (Layer 7) attacks. The video then shows how the two different attack types are mitigated with blocking signatures through automated mitigation gear and in real-time by Prolexic engineers at the company’s 24/7 Security Operations Center. For each attack type, the video shows the destination IP addresses and ports that are targeted how that attack type was blocked.
“There’s a lot of scaremongering at the moment and hyping of attack sizes,” said Hammack. “Even though attack sizes are getting extremely large, as documented in this video and our recent Q1 2013 Global DDoS Attack Report, Prolexic is able to mitigate them effectively. Organizations can remain confident that these attacks can be stopped with the right DDoS mitigation service provider.”