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Botnet or human? Black Lotus service sorts them out to block DDoS attacks

Tim Greene | Sept. 10, 2012
Black Lotus is pulling the wraps of a distributed denial-of-service-mitigation service that uses behavioral factors to pick up on low-volume botnet attacks that nevertheless can cripple Web servers.

If attacks burst over 10Mbps, Black Lotus notifies customers who can then choose to do nothing, null route the Web server or upgrade to Mitigation Critical service that blocks attacks larger than 10Mbps.

The service is designed for small and midsize businesses, but not enterprises because it becomes more cumbersome to close a deal in larger organizations, Lyon says.



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