SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- CloudShield Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of IP security and service control solutions, today announced its CloudShield DNS Defender and CloudShield SYN Defender, designed to safeguard e-commerce Web sites and Web infrastructures from Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks. Such solutions are critically important as consumers continue to shop online during the holidays. Today, it is unlikely a Web site, in spite of carefully rendered security measures and extra bandwidth, could sustain a twenty-fold traffic increase without being overwhelmed.
According to Jupiter Research, US online holiday sales will grow to over $39 billion in 2007, an increase of 20% over the 2006's holiday season(1). In fact, spending during November and December constitutes nearly 50% of yearly retail sales(2). However, that could change should a DDoS attack on DNS or Web servers, become successful.
Worldwide, concerted DDoS attacks occur as many as 10,000 times per day against DNS servers. Our two Defender products ensure e-commerce revenue streams are protected against massive SYN and DNS attacks, said Peder Jungck, CloudShields founder and CTO. By enabling these protective solutions, e-commerce merchants can remain confident that consumers will encounter a positive user experience and companies can continue to make sales in this important selling season.