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A10 Networks Hires former Prolexic Principal Research Scientist Terrence Gareau
Inventor and founder of well-respected PLXsert to build out A10 Networks’ security research and advisory capabilities, further strengthening DDoS offering for A10 ADC, CGN and DDoS customers
DDoS attacks cause disruption in a company’s business operations, resulting in lost revenue and brand damage. They are executed by scores of “zombied” machines all launching legitimate-looking traffic toward a website or application at the same time, effectively overwhelming system resources, leaving them inoperable and vulnerable to additional security threats.
DDoS attacks have recently been grabbing headlines, with some reports claiming a tripling of the number attacks since the beginning of 2013, and a host of increasingly volumetric attacks this year. DDoS attacks are also becoming easier to launch by novice users, with many tools that can be downloaded and launched even from mobile platforms. Criminal syndicates provide inexpensive online DDoS attack services that enable companies to illegally undermine their competitors’
“We are extremely fortunate to have someone of Terrence’s caliber and status join the A10 team,” said Raj Jalan, A10 chief technology officer. “As DDoS rapidly rises as a top security threat to our global customers, it is increasingly necessary for us to monitor threats and provide mitigation alerts and strategies to our customers. Under Terrence’s leadership, we will continue strengthening our security intelligence and mitigation capabilities, helping our customers avoid these costly and damaging attacks.”
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