Nexusguard: The Internet as a Platform for Free Speech Should Not Be Tampered With
SAN JOSE, Calif., July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nexusguard, the leader in premium DDoS mitigation, has released a statement to condemn the practice of censoring and inhibiting free speech on the Internet. In light of recent attacks on a Hong Kong-based media outlet, Nexusguard reiterates its mission to "enable the Internet the way it's meant to be."
The media outlet's websites were taken down by a DDoS attack that commanded 20 Gbps of malicious traffic at its peak, with more than 40,000,000 queries hitting the servers per second. With the stroke of a keyboard, the attackers had disrupted access to information for 2 million daily visitors.
Nexusguard researcher Frank Tse thinks the Internet should remain free, open and always available, saying, "We fully support the notion that online content and online activities must remain available and accessible to all members of the human population, at all times and in all places."
Governments around the world have attempted to limit, filter or block their people from accessing and contributing to the wealth of information that the Internet has to offer. Large-scale wiretapping programs, censorship, Internet blackouts, corporate espionage and sabotage, "lulz"--the Internet has empowered powerful entities with a new platform to abuse, deprive and exploit the general population.
This has to stop. Nexusguard is committed to providing its customers the protection they need to ensure their message always remains accessible to their audience.
Protecting the Free Internet
Nexusguard's globally distributed network of "scrubbing centers" eliminate any malicious traffic that will disrupt service; locating them in Hong Kong, Taiwan, the U.K. and the U.S. ensures that unnecessary latency is not introduced in the content delivery process. The network has the capacity to mitigate 100 million queries and 500 Gbps of attack bandwidth, which is more than enough to handle any "record-breaking" DDoS attack seen over the past year. By utilizing cloud computing technologies and big data analytics, Nexusguard can also help customers assess their systems for vulnerabilities and proactively monitor for early signs of a full-scale attack.
In the unfortunate event that a DDoS attack does take place, Nexusguard stays with the customer every step of the way. Even when a DDoS attack harasses a customer for 300 hours straight, Nexusguard will still be fighting for the customer's right to be heard. Nexusguard is passionate about maintaining an Internet where freedom of speech is guaranteed. Its mission is to "enable the Internet the way it's meant to be," and a tremendous amount of love and effort has been put into designing a robust infrastructure, providing compelling and effective services, and ensuring service quality.
For more information, please visit: www.nexusguard.com.
Nexusguard is an industry-leading Internet security service provider, proven by years of experience mitigating thousands of attacks per month. Established in 2008, Nexusguard continues to provide innovative end-to-end, cloud-based Internet security solutions. By protecting clients against the ever-increasing and evolving multitude of Internet threats, Nexusguard's cloud-based security solutions empower clients around the globe with uninterrupted services.
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