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Today, service providers and enterprises of all sizes, require an environment that is highly available and secure, as the Internet is the main, if not the only way to channel an organization’s services to its customers. Over the last few years, distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks have grown dramatically in frequency, size and complexity. While organizations have existing security strategies in place that mitigate a range of existing security threats, they are clearly not immune to these new breed of DDoS attacks, which leverage large distributed “botnet” networks of compromised “zombie” machines to simultaneously launch attacks using compliant protocols that are very difficult to detect and even harder to mitigate. It is clear that additional solutions are needed to complement existing security infrastructure in a layered defense model.
About Mike Thompson
Mike Thompson is the Director of Engineering at A10 Networks responsible for architecting and designing A10’s Cloud and Security vision. Previous to A10, Mike held positions at F5, Citrix, Time Warner, Paypal and others, specializing in application delivery, security and automation. He is based in San Jose, CA and likes to visit Minnesota in May.