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Website Latency Study Highlights Differences in Response Times during Recent DDoS Attacks against Two Banks

HOLLYWOOD, Fla., Feb. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Prolexic, the global leader in Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) protection services, today released results of a website performance case study that documented variations in load times during live DDoS attacks. The study tracked performance of two financial institutions; one website had average website load times of two seconds or less, while the other experienced multiple site outages and lengthy delays in server response times.

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The headline-making attacks were publicly announced on underground hacker sites before they started. Based on that information, Prolexic was able to track the same DDoS attack against two financial services companies simultaneously. One firm used Prolexic's PLXrouted DDoS protection service while the other financial institution was engaged with another DDoS protection provider. Response time – how long a page takes to load on a website – was tracked for both firms using the Compuware Gomez Application Performance Monitor, from multiple worldwide locations.

Data shows that the user experience was far superior with Prolexic. The Prolexic client suffered zero outages and pages typically loaded in a tolerable two seconds, even though the financial services firm was under a significant DDoS attack. In contrast, the firm that did not use Prolexic suffered three separate outages and website users had to endure page-loading times as high as 50 seconds in some cases, making the site unusable.

"Minimizing the impact of an attack is job number one for DDoS mitigation providers," said Stuart Scholly, president at Prolexic. "Even if your website is under a severe attack, Prolexic can help ensure the user experience is maintained at acceptable levels."

The public can learn more about Prolexic's performance under attack conditions in Booth 2539 at the RSA Conference, Feb. 25March 1 in San Francisco, or by viewing our website latency video at prolexic.com/latency.

About Prolexic

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.

Michael E. Donner                                                                
SVP, Chief Marketing Officer                                                          
media {at} prolexic {dot} com                                                                       
+1 (954) 620 6017                                                  

To view this video on YouTube, please visit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Li-bvVo88U0

Media Contact: Michael E. Donner Prolexic Technologies, +1 (954) 620 6017, [email protected]

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