Tata Comm designs service to defend cyber attacks

Tata Comm designs service to defend cyber attacks
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First Published: Thu, May 22 2008. 04 18 PM IST
Updated: Thu, May 22 2008. 04 18 PM IST
PTI
New Delhi: Amid growing concerns of cyber attacks on Indian government and private computer networks, Tata Communications said it has designed a ‘detection and mitigation´ service to defend such attacks on critical network infrastructure and business applications.
The DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) Detection and Mitigation by Tata Communications protects India Infrastructure from sophisticated and methodical cyber attacks, the company said in a statement.
A distributed denial-of-service attack (DDoS attack) is an attempt to make a computer resource unavailable to its intended users.
Although the means to, motives for, and targets of the attack may vary, it generally consists of the concerted, malevolent efforts of a person to prevent an Internet site or service from functioning efficiently or at all, temporarily or indefinitely.
According to a senior official of Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In), the official watchdog that tracks hacking of government networks, a number of DDoS attacks are being mounted on the Indian websites of late.
Tata Communications DDoS Detection and Mitigation Security Services provide real-time application-layer analysis of all IP traffic traversing the company’s global IP backbone.
By monitoring and analysing customer traffic in real time and on a 24x7x365 basis, Tata Communications provides proactive notification of actionable events to its customers, improving visibility into the security and availability of their networks and applications.
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First Published: Thu, May 22 2008. 04 18 PM IST