Xand Launches Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) Protection Services to Proactively Safeguard Mission-Critical IT Infrastructure

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Teaming with Radware, Xand DDoS Protection Services Mitigate Risk and Prevent Downtime for Cloud and Colocation Hosted Applications

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Xand DDoS Protection Services provide the highest levels of risk mitigation available for cloud and colocation infrastructure. - Xand Chief Security Officer Paul Mazzucco

Xand, the Northeast’s premier provider of cloud, managed services, colocation and disaster recovery announced today the launch of Xand Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) Protection Services, a platform providing proactive and responsive DDoS mitigation solutions for cloud and hosted enterprise infrastructure, powered by Radware appliances.

DDoS attacks are attempts by hackers to inflict costly and destructive downtime on hosted applications and resources. The Ponemon Institute estimates that the average cost of one minute of downtime due to a DDoS attack is $22,000. The average attack lasts at least an hour, inflicting devastating and expensive downtime on business operations. Radware’s annual study shows that 87-percent of businesses surveyed have suffered a service degradation up to a full outage in the last year from a DDoS attack, with more than 50-percent of attacks utilizing five or more attack vectors.

Xand DDoS Protection Services platform provides comprehensive protection against the growing array of malicious tactics used to conduct DDoS attacks. Features include:

  •     Geographic Diversity – Core infrastructure located across the East Coast, connected by low-latency fiber network for ultimate in attack detection and mitigation performance
  •     Built-in compliance compatibility – PCI, HIPAA, and more
  •     Seamless integration with existing infrastructure topology
  •     State-of-the-art traffic behavioral analysis
  •     Packet signature scanning
  •     Anti-Trojan and anti-phishing safeguards
  •     Intrusion protection
  •     Powered by Service Provider-grade Radware appliance
  •     Full monitoring and reporting
  •     24x7 Network Operations Center Support

“Xand DDoS Protection Services provide the highest levels of risk mitigation available for cloud and colocation infrastructure,” said Xand Chief Security Officer Paul Mazzucco. “We custom designed our DDoS mitigation architecture from the ground up, allowing Xand to craft protection frameworks for all aspects of mission-critical hosted systems-- compute, storage, network, and more. Leveraging the power of Radware components and the Xand 24x7 Network Operations Center, our customers will not only stay in service during a DDoS attack, but also receive comprehensive monitoring, alerting and reporting to expose attackers and their methods.”

Xand DDoS Protection Services utilizes industry-leading DDoS deflection techniques combined with around-the-clock monitoring from the Xand Network Operations Center to halt costly downtime. In the event of an attack, Xand DDoS Protection architecture absorbs the malicious traffic, keeping attack patterns from ever reaching client infrastructure.

“We’re very pleased to partner with Xand, a primary provider of cloud managed security services,” said David Anderson, Vvice President, Americas, Radware. “Our goal is to support companies such as Xand and their customers with top of the line DDoS protection technology to assist them with their comprehensive security offering.”

“Our clients will not even know an attack has occurred, as performance and available will remain completely unaffected due to Xand’s safeguards,” Mr. Mazzucco said. “Our DDoS mitigation is a complete solution for protecting systems from these potentially devastating attacks.”

Xand DDoS Protection Services can be used by hospitals, universities, financial services firms and retail organizations to protect their cloud systems and comprehensively guard against user data breaches. Xand has already deployed the service for a large national organization, protecting their website and other critical infrastructure components from attacks designed to inflict operationally disruptive downtime.

“The addition of DDoS Protection Services to Xand’s Managed Services portfolio represents our strong commitment to providing the highest degree of security options for our customers,” said Xand President and CEO Yatish Mishra. “In today’s market, a commodity approach to infrastructure simply does not cut it. As more businesses move their systems and resources to the cloud, they can count on Xand to not only provide the best managed services in the industry, but also protect their infrastructure from costly DDoS attacks with the highest level of security and risk mitigation available today.”

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