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Check Point DDOS Protector appliances fight DDoS attacks

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. this week introduced a new line of security appliances designed to fight Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks.  


July 5, 2012  


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Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. this week introduced a new line of security appliances designed to fight Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks.  

DDoS Protector appliances deliver multi-layered protection and up to 12 Gbps of throughput to help businesses stop and defend against the widest range of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks, the company said.

DDoS attacks are attempts to disrupt or disable network services by overloading the network with traffic. 

Cybercriminals can flood targeted networks with an overwhelming amount of traffic or with a few well-crafted requests to completely interrupt legitimate traffic, causing serious network downtime to businesses that rely on networks and Web services to operate. 

A recent study conducted by the Ponemon Institute found that DDoS attacks rank as one of the top risks among IT practitioners. 

The Check Point DDoS Protector appliance line safeguards organizations by blocking all major attack types such as network floods, server floods, application layer DoS attacks, as well as low-and-slow attacks.