With Radware Continent 8 Plays a Winning Hand Against DDoS Attacks

Radware, a leading provider of cyber security and application delivery solutions, and a competitor in the 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program, has expanded its network within Continent 8 Technologies.

Not only does Radware provide comprehensive, real-time DDoS attack mitigation for its data centers, but also delivers DefenseSSL protection and Managed Security Service Providers (MSSP) portal access, enabling the service provider to fend off encrypted attacks and offer DDoS attack mitigation services to its clients.

Radware’s hybrid attack mitigation solution combines the requisite technologies for making businesses resilient to cyber-attacks with on-premise systems and the ability to scale on demand with a cloud based scrubbing service.

(With the threat of reduced revenues, higher expenses and damaged reputations, organizations need Radware’s hybrid attack mitigation solution which integrates real time WAF, SSL protection and DDoS protection on-premise with a cloud service that is activated on-demand. Courtesy of Radware and YouTube)

Radware’s solution provides maximum coverage, accurate detection and shortest time to protection.

Radware’s attack mitigation solution offers a multi-vector attack detection and mitigation solution, handling network layer and server based attacks, malware propagation and intrusion activities.

Complete with anti-DoS, network behavioral analysis, SSL defense, IPS, WAF and in-the-cloud DoS mitigation in one integrated system, the solution is supported on dedicated hardware designed to fight multiple attack vectors simultaneously.

Before selecting Radware, the Continent 8 team had used a rate-limiting solution that required a good deal of manual intervention, making it difficult to mitigate attacks in real time, and became challenging to scale.

Continent 8 is a rapidly expanding global service provider, delivering advanced managed hosting and data center services across over 25 locations, spanning three continents.

Continent 8Since its inception, the company has held a significant market share in the online gambling industry, and is now broadening its customer base across other industry sectors and geographies.

The online gaming industry relies on constant availability.

Any attack resulting in an outage could lead to massive revenue losses, poor customer experience, and damage to reputation.

Continent 8’s business has scaled significantly in recent years into a global network with global IP Transit bandwidth commitments, which are generating multiple terabytes of data flow.

It had to build centralized, high capacity scrubbing centers located in key high bandwidth locations, which are linked to a range of on-shore and off-shore hosting centers.

Continent 8 needed a new security solution that could handle high traffic and attack volume, integrate with other services, provide customer portal access, and a view towards a ‘single pane of glass.’

Additionally, the amount of high value SSL encrypted traffic passing through Continent 8’s network continued to increase.

The service provider found itself fending off encrypted DDoS attacks frequently, so it implemented Radware’s Defense SSL protection.

(What is DDoS? How does it impact my business? What is a DDoS attack? How does a DDoS attack occur? This short video explains Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks and helps you understand the power of such attacks. Learn more about DDoS attacks. Courtesy of Radware and YouTube)

“Integrating Radware’s solutions as part of a suite of security offerings has enabled us to scale globally, and in doing so continue to provide the world-class level of service which our customers have come to expect,” said Stephen Trimble, Chief Product and Marketing Officer at Continent 8.

These have come from a range of attack vectors and yet none of the targeted firms or their cloud co-tenants experienced an outage or service degradation.

David Anderson, Corporate Vice President for Radware
David Anderson, Corporate Vice President for Radware

“The ‘personal touch’ at Radware not only had all our mandatory items ticked off in very short order, but also a number of our wish list items too,” added Trimble.

“Since then, when there have been any technical or feature requests, Radware’s personal attention has given us the confidence that this was the right decision for our business.”

“Continent 8 fields an experienced team that has tangled with some of the world’s most sophisticated hackers,” said David Anderson, Corporate Vice President for Radware.

“Bottom line: Continent 8 is a battle-tested and knowledgeable service provider that turned to Radware to help solve its most difficult challenges.”

“Now, with comprehensive network protection and the ability to provide a comprehensive suite of DDoS mitigation solutions to its customers, Continent 8 is ready and able to continue growing its global business.”

Radware in 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program

The 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program, is organized to recognize the most distinguished vendors of Physical, IT, Port Security, Law Enforcement, First Responders, (Fire, EMT, Military, Support Services Vets, SBA, Medical Tech) as well as the Federal, State, County and Municipal Government Agencies – to acknowledge their outstanding efforts to ‘Keep our Nation Secure, One City at a Time.’

As an ‘ASTORS’ competitor, Radware will be competing against the industry’s leading providers of Innovative Cyber Security Solutions.

American Security Today will be holding the 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Presentation Luncheon at 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m, Wednesday, November 15th at ISC East, the Northeast’s largest security industry event, in the Jacob Javits Exhibition Center in New York City.

At ISC East you will have the chance to meet with technical reps from over 225 leading brands in the security industry, allowing you to find out about new products and stay ahead of the competition.

Encompassing everything from Video Surveillance and Access Control to Smart Home Technologies and Unmanned Security, you’re sure to find products and services that will benefit your company and clients.


Good luck to Radware’s Attack Mitigation Solution on becoming a Winner of the 2017 American Security Today’s Homeland Security Awards Program!

To Learn More about Radware’s Multi-Layered Security Protection, visit the solution page here, or go to the company’s website.