Prolexic Selected for DDoS Mitigation Services by Australia's Number One Job Search Website

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Prolexic, the global leader in Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) protection services, announced today that Seek.com.au, Australia's leading employment website, has selected Prolexic to provide DDoS detection and DDoS protection services. With 21 million site visitors each month, the Australian owned and operated website provides access to information on 120,000 jobs, as well as current insights into local labor markets and research on employment trends.

Recently, Seek.com.au was hit by a Layer 7 (application layer) distributed denial of service attack that rendered the site's extensive job search data and services inaccessible. As an insurance policy against downtime caused by future attacks, SEEK chose Prolexic to provide DDoS mitigation services.

"Prolexic is a specialist in DDoS mitigation and that's all they do," said Andre Bertrand, security services manager at SEEK. "DDoS mitigation is only an add-on service with ISPs and other providers. It all comes down to how much experience the provider has in DDoS, which is a very specialized business. We wanted only the best protection and we feel that Prolexic is clearly the best DDoS mitigation provider in the industry."

"Being prepared is the best defense against DDoS attacks and SEEK has taken a proactive step by putting Prolexic on the front lines of its mitigation strategy," said Stu Scholly, President of Prolexic. "Prolexic advises all businesses to make cyberattack defense a part of their incident response plan to eliminate panic and ensure a calm and controlled response to a DDoS attack."

Since signing on as a Prolexic client, Prolexic has worked with SEEK to create a pre-rehearsed DDoS mitigation plan or playbook of defensive actions to be taken as soon as a DDoS attack is detected. As a result, SEEK now has a proven DDoS mitigation plan in place with Prolexic as its first line of defense. While SEEK has not needed to use Prolexic's DDoS mitigation service yet, management has taken advantage of other benefits of being a Prolexic customer. "We have found Prolexic to be very helpful in providing intelligence on DDoS and cyber attacks so that we can be proactive in our DDoS defense," Bertrand said.

"Prolexic's efforts in testing our mitigation strategy, keeping up-to-date with the playbook, and providing DDoS intelligence on a regular basis has been refreshing compared to other DDoS mitigation vendors," continued Bertrand.

To learn more, the full seek.com.au case study can be downloaded from www.prolexic.com/seek.

Learn more about DDoS mitigation testing and DDoS playbooks by downloading the free Prolexic white paper, Plan vs. Panic: Making a DDoS Mitigation Playbook a Part of Your Incident Response Plan, at www.prolexic.com.
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