Incapsula DDoS Protection for Rackspace

  • Extensive over-provisioning based on global network of data centers
  • Transparent mitigation with very low false positives (< 0.01%)
  • Cost-effective, cloud-based mitigation of high-volume attacks
  • Custom rules engine and real-time monitoring of incoming traffic
  • Supported by 24 × 7 security team and a 99.999% uptime SLA
  • Easy, 5-minute onboarding
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Incapsula for Rackspace Hosting

Frequently Asked Questions

Incapsula for Rackspace

Incapsula offers an enterprise-grade, cloud-based application delivery solution for organizations hosting applications on Rackspace virtual machines. It provides best-of-breed application security and DDoS protection, as well as advanced CDN and load balancing capabilities. These enable you to maximize the performance and availability of your web applications.

DDoS Protection

Incapsula’s service secures your Rackspace-based websites and applications against all types of DDoS attacks—from massive volumetric network (layers 3, 4) barrages to sophisticated application (layer 7) assaults. Automatic detection and transparent mitigation of DDoS penetrations minimizes false positives, ensuring a normal user experience—even when under attack.

Web Application Firewall

Our enterprise-grade, PCI-certified service (WAF) defends your Rackspace-hosted application against any hacking attempt—including OWASP Top 10 threats. Incapsula’s WAF utilizes sophisticated traffic inspection technology and crowdsourcing techniques, coupled with our extensive knowhow to deliver end-to-end application security. Advanced features include a custom rules engine (IncapRules), backdoor shell protection, and integrated two-factor authentication.


Incapsula’s globally-distributed data center network delivers full site acceleration through intelligent caching and content optimization tools. Our application-aware CDN dynamically profiles your website to maximize cacheable content (dynamic and static); this ensures that the most frequently-accessed resources are always delivered from memory.

Load Balancing

Cloud-based, layer 7-aware load balancing optimizes load distribution based on actual traffic flow to each Rackspace virtual machine. You can choose from several advanced distribution algorithms. Real-time monitoring enables a data-driven response to changes in traffic flow.