SOURCE: Black Lotus Communications

Black Lotus Communications

August 27, 2012 08:00 ET

Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office Selects Black Lotus for DDoS Protection

DDoS Protection Technology Mitigates, Stops Malicious Layer 7 Botnet Attacks for Florida Law Enforcement Agency

LOS ANGELES, CA and TAMPA, FL--(Marketwire - Aug 27, 2012) - Black Lotus, a leader in availability security and a provider of distributed denial of service (DDoS) protection, today announced that the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office (HCSO) has selected Black Lotus' patent-pending technology to ensure the security of its information systems. The technology protects the entire HCSO network from threats against availability and inspects its Web traffic through the DDoS-protected Human Behavior Analysis (HBA) engine, serving only verified human users in return, a technique that is critical to ensuring complete service continuity.

The HCSO website is a central repository for residents of one of Florida's largest counties, and it offers information and resources on topics such as emergency services, special investigation services and homeland security, as well as updates on local crime. The ability to provide citizens access to this information around the clock is a high priority for the HCSO IT team.

"DDoS attacks are no longer isolated occurrences. Virtually anyone with a website is at risk," said Jeffrey Lyon, President of Black Lotus. "Given the potential for losses, any company or agency that depends on its website as its primary platform for revenue or communication must form a holistic DDoS protection plan."

Black Lotus offers protection against DDoS attacks that typically penetrate slowly enough to bypass commercially available mitigation solutions. This widely used method of attack infiltrates the network at the application layer and mimics acceptable Web traffic behavior, exhausting the resources of servers and resulting in service outages. Black Lotus provides HCSO with an intelligent DDoS mitigation platform that monitors the site for this kind of traffic behavior and distinguishes between legitimate and malicious site traffic, ensuring 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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