Lyon says he has assembled a team of experienced DDoS mitigation specialists who have worked in that capacity for firms such as Apple, BitGravity, VeriSign, Juniper, Box.net and Prolexic. He says the technology that will soon be unveiled by Defense.net will seek to make DDoS defense a bit easier in certain ways.
Some mitigation methods create "side effects" that include "blocked users and fraud alerts to slow page loads, broken links, and stalled or timed out video streams," according to Lyon. "Some companies have had to ignore their fraud alerts when DDoS mitigation was turned on because so many of the alerts were artifacts of mitigation." In the services expected to be introduced next month, Defense.net will try to prove it can overcome any side effects of that nature.
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