The Planet Blocks 1m Internet Attacks

The Planet Blocks 1m Internet Attacks
13th April 2005

The Planet, a web hosting company, yesterday announced that the recent deployment of the TippingPoint’s Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) has helped the hosting provider block thousands of attacks per hour at its datacenters and an estimated one million attacks per hour during Internet worm and botnet storms.

The Planet had deployed the Intrusion Prevention System from TippingPoint on 4th April, 2005. According to the company, the system combines performance with protection from next generation worms, applications, and attackers to deliver the network protection available to The Planet’s 10,000 customers, hosting 1 million web sites on 23,000 servers. The IPS system at The Planet’s D2 Data center digests more than 1.5 million packets per second (pps), while the system at the D4 Data center digests more than 2.5 million pps.

“Our datacenters share a total of 32 Gbps of backbone capacity, and the only network IPS technology capable of efficiently protecting our network came from TippingPoint,” said John Bradberry, Vice President of Information Security at The Planet. “Only TippingPoint could scale to keep up with our fantastic growth.”


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