HOLLYWOOD, FL – February 8, 2013 – Prolexic, the global leader in Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) protection services, announced today that it recently mitigated a multi-vector Layer 4 and Layer 7 DDoS attack directed at a customer of web site development and hosting provider Americaneagle.com.
In business since 1995, Americaneagle.com had experienced isolated DDoS attacks over the past four years and mitigated them in-house. Recently, it was hit by a large scale DDoS attack directed at a customer’s web site. After this intense distributed denial of service attack, Americaneagle.com experienced a surge of 15 DDoS distributed denial of service attacks over the next two months. Americaneagle.com engaged Prolexic for DoS and DDoS protection after researching several DDoS mitigation providers, and a global telecommunications and Internet services provider (ISP).
"We were really impressed when we talked with Prolexic’s engineers," said Ryan McElrath, chief technology officer at Americaneagle.com." The others we talked to just did not have the experience and expertise that Prolexic has."
"Web hosting companies are in critical need of reliable DDoS mitigation services since a DDoS distributed denial of service attack that brings down one hosted site can potentially cause performance problems for other customer sites, or even render them inaccessible," said Stuart Scholly, president of Prolexic. "Now Americaneagle.com can give its customers the assurance of proven Prolexic protection against DDoS."
Since becoming a Prolexic client, Americaneagle.com has deployed the PLXrouted DDoS mitigation service and it has already been put to good use. Recently, Prolexic mitigated a DDoS attack on an Americaneagle.com hosted e-Commerce site that experienced a combination Layer 4 SYN flood and UDP flood that peaked at 4.80 Gbps (bits per second) and 4.55 Mpps (packets per second). Using the PLXrouted service, Americaneagle.com was able to avoid both customer downtime and financial loss, as well as damage to its reputation for reliable service.
"I couldn’t be happier with Prolexic," McElrath says. "Their response times are great, whether we have an urgent or non-urgent request. Having Prolexic’s protection against DDoS gives our customers and Americaneagle.com peace of mind."
To learn more, the full Americaneagle.com case study can be downloaded from prolexic.com/americaneagle. More information on Prolexic’s mitigation activities and the attacks directed at its global client base, including Americaneagle.com, is published in Prolexic’s Q4 2012 Quarterly Global DDoS Mitigation Report. A complimentary copy can be downloaded from prolexic.com/attackreports.
Prolexic is the world’s largest, most trusted Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) mitigation provider. Able to absorb the largest and most complex attacks ever launched, Prolexic restores mission-critical Internet-facing infrastructures for global enterprises and government agencies within minutes. Ten of the world’s largest banks and the leading companies in e-Commerce, SaaS, payment processing, travel/hospitality, gaming and other at-risk industries rely on Prolexic to protect their businesses. Founded in 2003 as the world’s first in-the-cloud DDoS mitigation platform, Prolexic is headquartered in Hollywood, Florida and has scrubbing centers located in the Americas, Europe and Asia. To learn more about how Prolexic can stop DDoS attacks and protect your business, please visit www.prolexic.com, follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Google+ , YouTube , and @Prolexic on Twitter.
About Americaneagle.com, Inc.
Americaneagle.com, Inc., founded in 1978, is a leading Web design, development, and hosting company based in Park Ridge, Illinois. Currently, Americaneagle.com employs approximately 200 professionals in offices throughout the country including Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Washington D.C., New York, Philadelphia, and Los Angeles. Some of their 5,000+ clients include Hobby Lobby, New York Giants, NASCAR, Stuart Weitzman, Garrett Popcorn, Chicago Bears, Abbott Laboratories, and the U.S. Army. For additional information about Americaneagle.com, visit americaneagle.com