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Verizon Business Prevents DOS Attacks

READING, U.K. -- Verizon Business has expanded its network-based Denial of Service (DoS) security offering to Europe. Verizon DoS Defense Mitigation services, previously available in the United States, are now available in 11 European countries. The DoS services help detect and combat malicious worms and viruses so networks continue to operate smoothly. Harmful traffic is intercepted and stopped before it reaches a customer’s network and creates havoc.

Denial of service attacks are growing in frequency and sophistication each year, and constitute a major threat to business continuity. Attackers target particular Web sites, overwhelming them with infected data so that they can no longer serve legitimate customers. Attacks originating from computers in many locations - distributed denial of service attacks (DDoS) - can be particularly hard to prevent.

“Verizon DoS Defense combines our experience in operating one of the most expansive global IP networks with our world-class threat intelligence and security expertise,” said Roberta Mackintosh, director of international product for Verizon Business. “This global offering provides extensive business resilience across entire networks, helping transform threat data into security insight, intelligence and action, no matter what policies, business goals or challenges a company faces.”

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