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Black Lotus Communications

September 10, 2012 08:00 ET

Black Lotus Launches Patent-Pending Human Behavior Analysis for DDoS Protection

DDoS Protection Technology Mitigates, Stops Malicious Botnet Layer 7 Attacks

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - Sep 10, 2012) - Black Lotus, a leader in availability security and a provider of distributed denial of service (DDoS) protection, today unveiled its patent-pending Human Behavior Analysis (HBA) technology to protect Web hosts and e-commerce companies against DDoS attacks. Black Lotus first began developing HBA in 2009 when it observed complex, insidious application layer (Layer 7) attacks against websites. The technology allows Black Lotus customers to send all Web traffic through the DDoS-protected HBA engine and receive only known human users in return, which is critical to ensure client site uptime.

"HBA is the only availability security technology that can effectively judge whether a site visitor is human without relying on any packet or request header data," said Jeffrey Lyon, Black Lotus president and CEO. "HBA leverages numerous patent-pending algorithms that observe an incoming site visitor and, when matched, tell the engine whether the visitor is a human or a robot. In cases where the algorithm is not a match, the visitor is further observed and flagged if it performs suspicious activity."

John Larsen, systems engineer of, said, "Quality of service to our clients has always been our highest priority. We utilize Black Lotus for their DDoS mitigation tools to keep our clients' servers safe and secure. They provide the same level of quality, assurance and peace of mind that our clients have always expected of us."

Layer 7 attacks against websites penetrate slowly enough to bypass commercially available DDoS mitigation packet filters, mimicking acceptable Web traffic behavior to exhaust the resources of the server, resulting in service outages. Black Lotus saw the industry need for an intelligent DDoS mitigation platform that could understand real versus malicious Web traffic without relying on standard conventions. Available as a software-as-a-service (SaaS) offering, HBA renders intelligent filtering decisions and ensures thousands of websites enjoy uptime continuity.

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About Black Lotus Communications
Black Lotus Communications is a Los Angeles-based security innovator that pioneered the first commercially viable DDoS mitigation solutions in 1999, weeks after the first known DDoS attacks. These advanced solutions enhance the security posture of small and medium businesses and enterprise clients while reducing capital expenditures, managing risk, ensuring compliance, and improving earnings and retention. Breakthrough developments at Black Lotus include the world's first DDoS protected hosting network, the first IPv6 DDoS mitigation environment, and the first highly effective Layer 7 attack mitigation strategy. For more information, visit or follow Black Lotus on Twitter at

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