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Radware's Attack Mitigation System Protects Online Businesses Against Encrypted DoS & DDoS Attacks

MAHWAH, New Jersey, June 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

For businesses that depend on secure Internet transactions, attacks to their Web services over Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol can knock servers offline resulting in lost revenue and decreased consumer trust. For many of these businesses -- such as financial institutions, government agencies, social networking firms, or online retailers -- this scenario is a nightmare currently playing out at the hands of cyber criminals worldwide.  To meet this growing cyber security concern, Radware ® (NASDAQ: RDWR), a leading provider of application delivery and application security solutions for virtual and cloud data centers, today announced its Attack Mitigation System (AMS) is the first solution of its kind that detects and mitigates denial of service (DoS) and distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks that are SSL encrypted.  

Encrypted SSL-based transactions have become an essential component of online businesses that aspire to protect the privacy of their online users, driving increased use of the encryption protocol.  Decryption of encrypted data consumes more CPU resources than processing of a clear text.  Thus, encrypted application DoS & DDoS attacks amplify the impact even at relatively low rates of requests per second.  Cyber criminals and hackers are taking advantage of this and have been targeting online organizations with encrypted application DDoS attacks resulting in significant consumption of servers' CPU resources that either slow down or shut down services.  

"Recently, we have seen some powerful DoS and DDoS attacks that took advantage of the encrypted SSL traffic, targeting firms that depend on secured online transactions such as financial institutions, government agencies, social networking companies and others. Any organization that relies on SSL-based traffic without a proper decryption engine working in synch with an attack mitigation solution is exposing itself to great risk," said Avi Chesla, chief technology officer, Radware.

"Radware's AMS is the only real solution for SSL-based encrypted DoS/DDoS attacks.  With its anti-DDoS tools and advanced research, Radware's AMS ensures online businesses have the most extensive protection to meet the challenges of sophisticated, multi-vulnerability attack campaigns that include encrypted attacks," Chesla said.

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