– Senior Network Engineer, Leading Software Developer
A major enterprise software developer with deep tradition of leadership and innovation in its field, this company has 3000 employees and dozens of sites worldwide, serving tens of thousands of end customers.
Like most large organizations, the software developer relies on its data center to power its most critical business processes and store essential data. DDoS attacks are a serious threat for companies of all kinds, and even a small amount of downtime could cause serious damage to the organization’s daily operations and customer reputation. However, the organization’s existing security appliance could not provide the level of security and manageability the company required. To address these concerns, the organization needed to:
The Check Point Solution
The Check Point DDoS Protector Appliance enables the software developer to discover and block Denial of Service attacks in seconds, while streamlining its network administration and improving insight into the network.
Intelligent, Accurate Attack Prevention
The previous security appliance was difficult to manage and align to the company’s security needs. Incoming traffic from its Internet content delivery network often fluctuated, but its security system lacked the intelligence to determine which traffic was legitimate. Legitimate traffic was often dropped. “Now, if we experience a spike in legitimate traffic, the Check Point DDoS Protector Appliance automatically increases the traffic threshold without intervention from our team,” says the Senior Network Engineer. “I’m extremely happy with the box, especially after the problems we experienced with our previous solution.”
Comprehensive Solution Improves Network Insight
The developer installed a DDoS Protector Appliance at each of its two Internet routers. Each router has a multimode fiber Gigabit Ethernet uplink to the company’s ISP, and is fully protected by the appliance. Built-in intelligence enables the solution to quickly distinguish between attacks and legitimate traffic. “The detection is immediate, and the solution lets us discover threats without manual intervention and troubleshooting,” says the Senior Network Engineer.
Flexible Deployment and Scalability for Changing Needs
Designed to smoothly accommodate a wide range of network environments, the Check Point DDoS Protector Appliance fits seamlessly into the software developer’s topology, while providing plenty of room to grow. “We are considering extending deployment of our solution to three or four more sales offices, and are confident that our solution can easily scale to handle additional sites or bandwidth,” says the Senior Network Engineer
Automated, Multi-Layered Protection Blocks Attacks in Real Time
Fast, Easy Deployment Provides Immediate Protection
Integrated Check Point Security Management Enhances Visibility