Fortinet has introduced the FortiDDoS product family in Malaysia which is designed to help enterprises, Web hosting and cloud service providers in detecting and preventing Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attack. DDoS is defined as an attempt to make a machine or network resource unavailable to its intended users and bring damage to a site’s brand and credibility.
According to Fortinet, the most common motivations for DDoS attacks today are either financial (demanding payment to avoid future attacks) or political (disrupting the victim’s business operations).
The new launched security appliances are FortiDDoS-100A, FortiDDoS-200A and FortiDDoS-300A which feature custom ASICs (Application-Specific Integrated Circuit) that are capable of mitigating DDoS attacks while maintaining incredibly-low latency (less than 26 microseconds), preventing loss of availability to critical systems, servers and applications.
Fortinet said that the FortiDDoS appliances will be the only solution on the market that supports network virtualization and automatic and continuous traffic baselining.
by Terry Brown