Cupertino, CA (ots)
- Riverhead Networks, a leading provider
of distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) solutions that ensure
business continuity for ISPs, data centers and large enterprises,
today announced that Rackspace Managed Hosting, a leading managed
hosting provider based in San Antonio, Texas, has selected Riverhead
Networks to provide a critical component of the provider's pioneering
PrevenTier DDoS protection services. The Riverhead solution will
be used to analyze suspected attack traffic to identify and block
malicious flows while allowing valid transactions through.
Evolving Security Offering
PrevenTier -- the first of its kind by a managed hosting provider
-- grew out of a custom offering developed by Rackspace to provide
DDoS protection for a select group of enterprise customers. That
offering, which utilized the Riverhead solution, was a success, and
Rackspace invested the resources required to extend the protection to
its entire customer base as a value-added service.
"Many of our customers have been victims of cyber attacks, and we
saw this as an opportunity to deliver a truly valuable service that
could stop those attacks and ensure business continuity for our
installed base," said Paul Froutan, vice president of engineering,
Rackspace Managed Hosting. "The primary objective was to block
malicious traffic while allowing legitimate transactions to pass, and
we knew from experience that the Riverhead solution met that
requirement. PrevenTier, with Riverhead as a key component, helps
ensure the uptime of our customers' mission critical web
"As the impact of DDoS attacks continues to grow more severe,
customers are increasingly asking their service providers to provide
protection," said Yuval Rachmilevitz, CEO of Riverhead. "With this
managed service, Rackspace has demonstrated that it listens to its
customers and delivers value-added services that will significantly
extend its leadership. Riverhead is proud to contribute a DDoS
solution that delivers the automation and scalability required to
make PrevenTier truly unique and powerful."
Leading DDoS Solutions
Rackspace will deploy Riverhead Networks' vanguard product, the
Riverhead Guard, to perform per-flow analysis on suspected attack
traffic to identify and block malicious packets.
When a DDoS attack is launched against a Rackspace customer,
PrevenTier's monitoring systems will immediately recognize the threat
and alert the Guard to begin mitigation services. All traffic
destined for the targeted device will be diverted through the Guard
for further per-flow analysis and scrubbing.
The Guard applies a series of patented anti-spoofing, anomaly
detection and protocol analysis technologies based on Riverhead's
Multi-Verification Process (MVP) architecture to identify and
remove bad packets while allowing "good" packets to pass, ensuring
business continuity. Working together in a single solution, these
technologies detect and block today's most stealthy attacks to
provide Rackspace customers with reliable, uninterrupted service.
About Riverhead Networks
Riverhead's solutions defend networks against crippling DDoS
attacks, securing Internet availability. By filtering out malicious
traffic, the company's security systems ensure business continuity
for ISPs, hosting centers and large enterprises, maintaining network
and server availability for legitimate users.
Riverhead's patent-pending MVP architecture automatically blocks
attack packets and forwards real customer transactions, without
relying on other network devices. "Dynamic diversion" enables
Riverhead to redirect only traffic flowing towards a targeted
resource through the Riverhead Guard to block malicious packets,
maximizing scalability and reliability benefits.
Riverhead Networks is funded by Sequoia Capital, Cisco Systems,
Gemini Israel Funds, Intel Capital and Koor Venture Capital. For more
information about Riverhead, visit www.riverhead.com
Riverhead Networks, Riverhead Guard and Multi-Verification Process
are trademarks of Riverhead Networks Inc. PrevenTier is a trademark
of Rackspace Managed Hosting. All other brand and product names are
trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.
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