Webscreen, the UK based anti-Distributed Denial of Services (DDoS) technology supplier has signed a major contract with Philippines based Bayview Technologies, the IT services division of one of South East Asia's fastest growing gambling companies, AsianLogic Ltd. (ALL)
The contract is to supply Bayview with Webscreen WS Series appliances that will be used to protect ALL's online casino and online poker Web sites from any DDoS attacks.
Webscreen is widely deployed by some of the world's largest online gaming and betting companies shield websites against DDoS assaults, especially during peak betting periods on major sporting events. Using a unique algorithm Webscreen is able to block malicious DDoS traffic whilst keeping the Web site accessible for genuine customers.
The AsianLogic Group operates a number of online casinos tailored mostly to the Asian market offering over 100 interactive games. These include classic table and card games, integrated live videostream casino games and games designed specifically for the Asian market, such as Solo, Mahjong and Pachinko.
All gaming takes place online via the Bayview servers located in the Philippines, which enables customers of ALL to play on a common platform and access the same games and common progressive jackpots. The Webscreen appliances are positioned in-line at the Bayview network gateway as part of its integrated security shield. All Internet traffic entering the network is monitored by Webscreen, with any suspicious traffic being dropped before it reaches the ALL Web servers, guaranteeing service for regular players.
AsianLogice director, Itamar Shamshins, said: "We selected Webscreen because of the technology's proven capability to automatically track and block attack traffic and the company's excellent 24/7 hardware and software support services.
"We have been particularly impressed by the software's reporting capability that enables us to detect smaller daily incidents, denying potential attackers perimeter defence intelligence that could be used to mount a full scale attack. This means that Webscreen acts as both an attack mitigation and prevention tool, giving us the confidence that our business has the maximum level of protection backed by a highly responsive partner at the other end of the telephone line should anything go wrong."