Leveraging a team with a unique and world class skill set in the field, Acorus Networks accelerates its development worldwide
According to IDC Research’s recent US DDoS Prevention Survey, more than 50% of IT security decision makers admit that their organization had been the victim of DDoS attacks 10 times in the past year. Of these attacks, more than 40% lasted longer than 10 hours. Now that DDoS-as-a-service (DaaS) is available at low prices, it is easier than ever for anyone malicious to launch a DDoS attack, multiplying the risk faced by companies. And no industry is immune, with the main targets Cloud providers and Web hosting accounting for almost 60% of DDoS attacks, followed by Finance and Retail with around 30%.
“As an online retailer, the availability of our website is critical. In the event of unavailability, every minute results in a loss of revenue and a deterioration of our brand image. Acorus Networks’ detection and filtering systems operate at the front end of our infrastructures in order to permanently protect us against denial of service,” said Romain Broussard, IT Director at Cdiscount.com.
The increasing worldwide use of insecurely connected devices (smartphones, cameras, TV…) reinforces the power of attackers who can exponentially augment the bandwidth of DDoS attacks. Every year the average size of attacks had been getting larger until it reached more than 1,25 Gbps in 2017.
Acorus Networks, a French cybersecurity company, is specialized in protecting enterprise and service providers from distributed denial-of-service attacks (DDoS) for both network and web platform infrastructures.
In 2014, co-founders Benjamin Schilz and Raphael Maunier decided to launch Acorus Networks to address this growing phenomenon with a unique approach. Benjamin is an entrepreneur at heart with an engineering background in Cloud Security; he founded Easy-hebergement in 2003, a web-hosting company which he sold in 2014. Raphael is a self-taught man in the Telecom industry; he forged his 15 years’ Network & Security experience as former CTO of Neo Telecoms and founded France-IX in 2009, which is part of IXs Top10 today.
Their vision is to develop an innovative & customizable solution to mitigate complex, sophisticated DDoS issues for enterprise and service provider companies alike. Following around two years of research and development, Acorus Networks has built a large-scale, agile and robust infrastructure enabling different and complementary methods of both web and network DDoS detection and mitigation that guarantees high availability and performance.
Acorus Networks solutions are smart and agile, offering the best of breed for DDoS protection whatever the need to defend a web site, whether it is an API platform or part to full datacenter infrastructure. Customers protect their Internet connections permanently or on demand. That way, they can keep control of the level of automation they need and avoid a maximum of false positives.
For infrastructure protection, DDoS attacks filtering service activation is done by BGP redirection of customers’ attacked IP addresses to Acorus Networks mitigation systems. This can be done manually or automatically. For web protection, the DNS redirection is permanent in order to analyze in-depth all the requests in real time and detect efficiently any denial of service to filter before sending the legitimate traffic to customer’s web infrastructure.
To be able to manage DDoS security upstream, the Internet connection of the enterprise is key and enables it to take the overall footprint of its architecture into account. It also brings flexibility to accompany its digital transformation as Acorus Networks solution can answer a hybrid cloud design and protect both private network and externalized datacenter resources.
“High-traffic websites, e-sport and live events are recurring targets for DDoS attacks. Theflexibility of the Acorus Networks solution and its ability to adapt to our specific needs, as well as the recognized expertise of the team, are at the origin of our choice,” said David Bordas, Hosting and Network Infrastructure Manager at Webedia.
Acorus Networks team’s unparalleled experience in understanding system availability needs and their unique customized solution have helped them sign large online brands. “For all year 2018, we have recruited skilled developers and talented engineers for cloud infrastructure enhancement and network automation,” said Olivier Melwig, Managing Director of Acorus Networks. ”To answer the fast growing market demand (more than 20% year over year), we are now expanding our sales organization to sell our DDoS protection solutions in Europe, US and Asia.”
Acorus Networks has recently raised 5 million euros from European investors Elaia Partners, Partech and Kima Ventures to contribute to Acorus Networks’ mission to develop its team and accelerate its deployment of DDoS scrubbing centers worldwide.
In an ever more open and connected world, Internet attacks are more and more frequent and within the reach of all. The stakes of the future are for everyone to be capable of protecting their image,business and data effectively.
About Acorus Networks
Acorus Networks is a French cybersecurity company, specialized in protection against distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks on companies whose business activity, data or corporate image are critical on the Internet.
As a Managed Security Service Provider, Acorus Networks deploys a large-scale network to distribute scrubbing centers worldwide and provides innovative and non-intrusive security solutions ahead of customers’ network and Web infrastructures. These solutions guarantee high availability of online services for hosting providers, e-commerce, media, cloud, finance, government, healthcare, etc. Customers have a customized view of their legitimate traffic in order to counter manually or automatically any type of DDoS attack to which they may be exposed.