16
Sep
2014
Breaking down Our New Weekly Report

Today Incapsula is releasing a revamped version of our weekly email report. With it we address two popular requests by our clients:

  • Consolidated view – In the past we would provide a separate email report for each domain running on Incapsula’s service. summary:
    Today, with most of our clients hosting multiple domains under the same account, and with some accounts having grown to hundreds or even thousands of domains, this method has outgrown its usefulness.
  • High-level insights – As the scope of Incapsula-monitored data continued to grow, we received numerous requests for a “Top Stories” report—one that would automatically highlight the most recent and most interesting activities. summary:
    Our new report does exactly this—both by providing aggregated account information, and by introducing a new ”Insight” section, which helps you keep of the most noteworthy traffic and security trends.

Incapsula’s new report also lets you better assess your bandwidth consumption. At the same time it enables you to easily monitor your security postures—from WAF alerts to the effectiveness of your own custom security rules.

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20
Aug
2014
38 Days of DDoS — Behemoth’s Graduation Moment

Not one month after Incapsula announced its new DNS and infrastructure protection services, our new ’Behemoth‘ scrubbers were put to the test—mitigating a massive, multi-vector DDoS attack, peaking at 110+ Gbps and 90+ million packets per second.

Like the proud parents we are, we couldn’t help but brag about Behemoth’s success on Facebook and Twitter. One of these tweets caught the attention of Mohit Kumar, founder and editor-in-chief of The Hacker News (THN), who shot us an email with some questions. In responding we told him it appeared the attack “wasn’t going to stop any time soon”.

In retrospect, this turned to be a serious understatement...

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06
Aug
2014

Several hours ago, security researcher Nir Goldshlager revealed a new crucial vulnerability that allows offenders to launch a very effective Denial of Service attack, through a process that circumvents existing security measures.

The vulnerability exists in all WordPress and Drupal versions, affecting over 250 million websites, roughly 23% of the Internet website population today.

Incapsula’s security team issued an emergency patch, which has been deployed across the entire Incapsula network, preventing this vulnerability from affecting any of our WAF-protected clients.

We strongly urge all other WordPress and Drupal website operators to apply the latest security patch as soon as possible.

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24
Jul
2014
Dr. Crawlit - A Bot That Cares About the ‘Little Guy’

In the first post of this two-part series, we shared our insights into Googlebot’s activity and behavior patterns.

However, no overview of Googlebot activity would be complete without a mention of Googlebot imposters, who assume Googlebot’s identity to gain privileged access to websites and online information.

Every day millions of these “evil twins” are used for DDoS attacks, hacking, spam, content theft and many other shady activities. The details of these malicious escapades, that paint the event logs of Incapsula’s security services, are what we share with you here today.

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24
Jul
2014
Dr. Crawlit - A Bot That Cares About the ‘Little Guy’

Working at Incapsula gives us a bird’s-eye view of the bot traffic landscape. Amongst the innumerable creatures roaming those fields, few are as intriguing as Googlebot – a web crawler that facilitates knowledge exchange between billions of humans, influencing our perceptions, preferences and imaginations in more ways than we can even comprehend.

Over the years, many efforts have been made to better understand Google’s behavior and motives. Today, we want to share with you some of our insights into Googlebot’s behavior, based on what we think is one of the most robust studies on the subject to date.

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01
Jul
2014
New Data Center Goes Live in Atlanta Georgia

We are happy to announce the activation of a new Point of Presence (PoP) in Atlanta, Georgia - our 5th new data center to go live in 2014.

Located in the Equinix AT2 facility, our new PoP augments Incapsula’s presence in Southeast USA by further improving connectivity in one of our highest demand areas.

Atlanta's multi 10Gig data center also contributes to Incapsula's overall resilience against volumetric DDoS attacks. With it, Incapsula's total network capacity now reaches 710+ Gbps - more than enough to handle even the largest volumetric DDoS threats.

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17
Jun
2014
New Data Center Goes Live in Auckland, New Zealand

A few days ago we activated our newest data center, located in Vocus Communications’ facility in Auckland, New Zealand.

This new location enables us to comply with New Zealand’s national data privacy regulations. With it, we are now able to meet the needs of local website operators who expressed their interest in Incapsula’s security and acceleration services, on the condition that the inbound traffic is routed through a local Point of Presence (POP).

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05
Jun
2014
OpenSSL Man in the Middle (MITM) Flaw Fixed

Yesterday OpenSSL released a fix for seven security vulnerabilities, including a serious flaw (CVE-2014-0224) that enables man-in-the-middle (MITM) attacks, potentially allowing the attacker to decrypt and modify traffic from the attacked client and server.

We immediately responded with a network wide update, protecting our servers and all of our clients from these security issues.

It should go without saying that we advise all OpenSSL users to apply the patch as soon as possible.

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