Computrad and VeriSign Partner to Deliver DDoS Protection Services to Online Gaming Companies
Major Sporting Events Drive Motivation and Need for DDoS Prevention Services that Ensure Online Gaming Sites are Always Available and Open for Business
April 9, 2010 - Computrad (Europe) Ltd., a leading iGaming infrastructure solution provider, and VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN), the trusted provider of Internet infrastructure services for the networked world, have joined up to deliver a unique cloud based DDoS prevention service to gaming customers.
In the online gaming industry, a few hours of downtime can cost providers several million euros, pounds or dollars. DDoS attacks have matured into sophisticated events that most existing solutions cannot detect or prevent. VeriSign has unparalleled experience in running its own successful DDoS prevention service, as demonstrated with the 100 percent availability of the Internet’s .COM and .NET infrastructure.
Zaki Farooq, CEO of Computrad commented, “Concern about attacks has risen sharply as we approach the World Cup, Masters Golf Tournament and the horse racing season’s major events. The World Cup alone will drive an unprecedented amount of volume for sports books so there is a heightened level of motivation for business managers to prepare for DDoS attacks in the run up to these important events.”
VeriSign Internet Defense Network (VIDN) is a network and hardware agnostic DDoS monitoring, mitigation and attribution service that detects and filters malicious traffic away from enterprise websites, helping maintain critical online applications and services. Leveraging VeriSign's industry-leading expertise in building and protecting large-scale infrastructures, VIDN uses a proprietary filtering technology to stop a DDoS attack in the cloud before it reaches a customer's network. In addition, the service requires no hardware installation, making it more cost effective than premise-based solutions.
Phil D’Angio, director of business development at VeriSign commented, “The problem with DDoS isn’t just a technical one, the business needs to understand its exposure to risk, put a defence in place, and work with a partner that can deliver value-based commercial terms. VeriSign understands the nature of the attacks, has supported itself and customers through a significant volume of them, and has lead industry efforts to prevent them for years. VeriSign, in partnership with Computrad, is uniquely positioned to offer a DDoS service to the gaming sector that combines intelligent detection, remediation, and attribution capabilities.”
About Computrad Ltd. Computrad is the industry’s leading supplier of IT infrastructure to the iGaming industry and is currently working with the largest iGaming operators to deploy fully integrated solutions into the market. Computrad has helped many new and also existing operators become some of the largest and most successful operators in the market through its unique IT systems design, planning, support, industry specific knowledge of different jurisdictions and understanding of gaming applications and platforms from industry leaders.
About VeriSign VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN) is the trusted provider of Internet infrastructure services for the networked world. Billions of times each day, VeriSign helps companies and consumers all over the world engage in communications and commerce with confidence. Additional news and information about the company is available at www.verisign.com.
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Zaki Farooq, [email protected], +44 (0) 20 8997 9888
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