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Prolexic Selected by Web Hosting Provider Yola

Yola looked for a best-in-class partner that could maintain service uptime and mitigate all types of DDoS attacks, no matter how large or complex.

HOLLYWOOD, FL – (December 7, 2011) – Prolexic Technologies, the global leader in Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) protection services, today announced that Yola (www.yola.com), is using its DDoS mitigation service to protect its corporate web site and servers where the sites of more than six million web hosting customers reside.

As a business that is 100 percent dependent on the Internet and providing uninterrupted availability for its customers’ web sites, protection from DDoS attacks was critical for Yola.  According to Vice President of Engineering Lisa Retief, Yola looked for a best-in-class partner that could maintain service uptime and mitigate all types of DDoS attacks, no matter how large or complex.  After reviewing many options, Yola selected Prolexic.

“Prolexic’s premium service ensures that any potential malicious traffic will be prevented from getting through to us and our customers,” said Retief.  “We are also able to tell our customers that they are getting premium DDoS attack protection which differentiates and increases the value of our web hosting service.”

As noted in Prolexic’s Q3 2011 Global Attack Report (http://www.prolexic.com/attackreports), the potency of DDoS attacks continues to increase, causing site unavailability and in some cases financial loss.  While hosting providers, ISPs and Content Delivery Networks offer DDoS mitigation as a lower cost, “add on” option, these basic services are often overwhelmed by large, complex attacks.  Because web site availability was critical to Yola and its 6 million customers, it selected Prolexic, the industry’s premier service provider.

Since choosing to partner with Prolexic, Prolexic’s Security Operations Center (SOC) has mitigated a number of DDOS attacks against Yola that have had peak traffic levels reaching 6.2 Gbps. “We are happy to be able to offer this service to Yola’s users and to further demonstrate our commitment to providing world-class website building and hosting services,” said Trevor Harries-Jones, president at Yola.

Prolexic protects Yola and its six million customer web sites with DDoS mitigation services that combine proprietary analysis and mitigation tools, plus the expertise of 24/7 real-time monitoring by Prolexic technicians based in the company’s Security Operations Center (SOC).

About Yola

Yola is at the forefront of the Web 2.0 movement, offering a free website creation tool that empowers small businesses, non-profits, and everyday users to easily create professional quality websites.  Yola’s intuitive drag-and-drop technology enables users to easily incorporate a variety of widgets including YouTube videos, Google Gadgets, PayPal shopping cart widgets, and many more without needing to leave Yola or to see any html code.  Privately-held Yola, backed by Reinet Fund, is the recipient of numerous industry accolades including Business Week’s 50 Best Tech Start-ups, The Industry Standard 100, and Fast Company’s Fast 50 Reader Favorites.  The company is headquartered in San Francisco, CA.  For additional information, please visit www.yola.com.

About Prolexic

Prolexic is the world’s largest, most trusted Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) mitigation provider.  Able to absorb the largest and most complex attacks ever launched, Prolexic restores mission critical Internet facing infrastructures for global enterprises and government agencies within minutes.  Six of the world’s ten largest banks and the leading companies in e-Commerce, payment processing, travel/hospitality, gaming and other at risk industries rely on Prolexic to protect their businesses. Founded in 2003 as the world’s first “in the cloud” DDoS mitigation platform, Prolexic is headquartered in Hollywood, Florida and has scrubbing centers located in the Americas, Europe and Asia.  For more information, visit www.prolexic.com.

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