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Verizon Extends DOS Offering to Asia-Pac
BASKING RIDGE, N.J. -- Multinational corporations can arm themselves against Internet attacks in major regions of the world -- the United States, Europe and now Asia. Verizon Business is extending its Denial of Service (DoS) Defense Mitigation offering and making it available immediately to eight countries in the Asia-Pacific region, as well as three additional European countries.
Verizon Business is the first major global communications provider to offer these network-based security capabilities to multinational companies around the world.
DoS Defense Mitigation services have previously been available in the United States and 11 European countries. The services are now available to eight countries in the Asia-Pacific region (Australia, Hong Kong, New Zealand, India, South Korea, Singapore, Taiwan and Japan), and three additional countries in Europe (Austria, Italy and Ireland). Businesses in these countries can now benefit from the enhanced protection that Verizon Business offers against DoS attacks.
Distributed DoS attacks aim to make corporate networks and other resources unavailable to corporate users by flooding networks and disrupting the flow of legitimate network traffic. DoS attacks have the potential to severely disrupt or halt business operations and can pose a major challenge for businesses. Such attacks can be difficult to prevent and are best stopped at the network level. In 2006, approximately 25 percent of Internet attacks were DoS attacks, according to the 2006 CSI FBI Computer Crime and Security Survey.
With more organizations embracing IP, the need for enhancing security at this level becomes critical, said Kerry Bailey, vice president of Verizon Business security solutions. This business transformation to IP brings significant benefits, but also increased risk. With the combination of Verizons expansive global IP network and unsurpassed security expertise, Verizon DoS Defense Mitigation will help customers improve business continuity and defend against damaging DoS attacks at the network level.