With recent consolidations and acquisitions, online gaming and gambling has become a $40 billion industry. Operators often negotiate complex compliance, business and financial agreements. Security concerns are on the rise as online gambling and sports betting site operators come under increased pressure to have their sites always available. To add to their unique challenges, most online gaming and gambling sites operate unsecured proprietary, non-HTTPS custom protocols, frequently leaving them vulnerable to DDoS attacks.Read more »
“The obstacle is the path” is one of the better-known Zen proverbs—one that invites us to view challenges as growth opportunities. This is a very healthy outlook to have when working in technical support, where problem solving and stress tolerance are part of the job description.
Thankfully, there are tech support tools to help you face your path-obstacles. One of these is Zendesk, a versatile platform that streamlines many of the customer service challenges in running a large-scale, multi-tier operation.
Here are some examples of how our own customer support teams use Zendesk to support various service quality policies and work processes...Read more »
At our recent webinar, “Protect Gaming and Betting Sites from Downtime,” attendees asked many questions about how the Infrastructure Protection technology works. From BGP, GRE tunnels, DDoS mitigation and other topics, Imperva Incapsula covers many infrastructure protection areas....Read more »
This week the Incapsula security team is heading en masse to Blackhat USA 2015, in Las Vegas, NV.
We asked them which conference sessions they are attending—and why.
These are their top picks...Read more »
Whether you’re only looking for half a cabinet or carefully laying down a cross-continental deployment strategy, choosing a data center is never a trivial task.
In fact, with most contracts signed for a pre-determined term, this is likely to be one of those make or break decisions that can either boost or cripple your business. Once the hardware is in place, relocating it is both complex and time consuming. As a result, implications of a wrong choice could stretch far further than the immediate loss on a bad investment.
To help you avoid these bad decisions, we present a list of tips for choosing a data center, drawing on lessons learned through years of worldwide server deployments.Read more »
It happens to the best of us—websites can experience slow response times or an outage for a number of reasons that are out of your control. Criminals try to penetrate your security perimeter to steal your users’ private data and credit card information. Hacktivists with an opposing view attempt to take your website offline simply because they disagree. Or, a bored teenager on the other side of the world decides to take your website down with a DDoS attack simply because he can.Read more »
Register for our webinar on the threat of DDoS attacks on online gaming sites, Double Down on Cyber Security on July 30, 2015.Read more »
Forrester Research, Inc. has just released The 2015 Forrester Wave for DDoS Service Providers, naming Imperva as a leader among evaluated DDoS service providers. We are delighted to share this news with you.Read more »
Content delivery networks (CDNs) have enabled website operators to take advantage of accelerated network speeds without compromising web performance or overburdening server resources.
More recently, techniques such as CDN peering have benefited website owners by further speeding up their sites while reducing operational expenses. This article focuses on how CDN peering improves content delivery and enhances website performance...Read more »
Over the past six months, Imperva Incapsula has seen several high-profile, distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks aimed at taking down several online gaming networks—including Xbox Live, Playstation, Nintendo, League of Legends, Blizzard, as well as countless other, smaller networks. While such attacks against online gaming servers goes back at least a decade, recent examples suggest that the problem is growing—both in terms of frequency and severity.
This blog post outlines the risks that DDoS assaults pose to gaming providers, as well as elaborates upon the unique confluence of factors that make the gaming industry an ideal DDoS target.Read more »