29 Jan '14, 2pm

Start up Covered on Tech Crunch

Now, one of the pioneers of developing software to fend off DDoS attacks, Barrett Lyon, is today releasing a product from his new startup, Defense.net , to target this area. DDoS Frontline is effectively a set of cloud-based algorithms and a tunnelling protocol that claims to offer 10 times as much bandwidth and mitigation capacity as older DDoS mitigation providers, doing so without wrecking a network in the process — or, in the analogy that Lyon provided for me, think of DDoS Frontline as a team of firefighters that can douse out a raging conflagration without breaking down all the doors, windows, walls and furniture in the process. Lyon, a co-founder of Prolexic (acquired by Akamai last year for $370 million) and serial entrepeneur and cybersecurity expert , tells me that while the threat to websites persists, this is an area that existing companies like Prolexic can ta...

Full article: http://www.thedomains.com/2014/01/29/start-up-defense-net...

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