Firewalls -- Limitations When Applied To DDoS Protection

Prolexic published a new white paper in its Technical Series

October 6, 2012

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HOLLYWOOD, FL – (September 25, 2012) – Prolexic, the global leader in Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) protection services, announced today that it has published a new white paper in its Technical Series entitled, "Firewalls - Limitations When Applied to DDoS Protection."

While firewalls serve many purposes, this new white paper focuses on the role of a firewall during a denial of service DDoS attack. The paper discusses ways in which IT organizations can use a firewall effectively as well as the risks involved, whether the firewall represents the only DDoS protection or is part of a broader DDoS defense. If an organization uses a firewall as part of its DDoS mitigation strategy, this paper provides information to help make more informed decisions around firewall selection and management. The paper also includes a firewall management for DDoS protection assessment guide.

"In a Distributed Denial of Service situation, a firewall can provide limited blocking of malicious traffic for network protection," said Stuart Scholly, president at Prolexic. "However, IT organizations should realize that firewalls are playing an increasingly limited role in DDoS protection and this paper brings this fact to light."

A complimentary copy of the new "Firewalls - Limitations When Applied to DDoS Protection" white paper can be downloaded for a limited time from

About Prolexic

Prolexic is the world's largest, most trusted Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) mitigation provider. Able to absorb the largest and most complex attacks ever launched, Prolexic restores mission-critical Internet-facing infrastructures for global enterprises and government agencies within minutes. Ten of the world's largest banks and the leading companies in e-Commerce, SaaS, payment processing, travel/hospitality, gaming and other at-risk industries rely on Prolexic to protect their businesses. Founded in 2003 as the world's first in- the-cloud DDoS mitigation platform, Prolexic is headquartered in Hollywood, Florida and has scrubbing centers located in the Americas, Europe and Asia. To learn more about how Prolexic can stop DDoS attacks and protect your business, please visit, follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook and Google+ or follow @Prolexic on Twitter.

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