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Black Lotus Communications

Black Lotus Communications

April 29, 2013 07:00 ET

Steadfast Partners With Black Lotus to Offer New Enterprise-Grade DDoS Protection

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - Apr 29, 2013) - Black Lotus, a leader in availability security and provider of distributed denial of service (DDoS) protection, today announced its partnership with Steadfast, a Chicago based IT Infrastructure Data Services provider. Under the terms of the partnership, Steadfast will offer Black Lotus enterprise-grade DDoS protection to its customers.

Black Lotus uses BGP to remotely deploy its award winning DDoS protection to datacenters and hosting networks like Steadfast while minimizing latency overhead. As a result, Steadfast is able to defend against any type of attack vector to include SYN floods, HTTP, SSL, and DNS attacks through Layer 7. This technology allows Steadfast customers full access to affordable DDoS protection solutions without needing to engage outside vendors.

"Up-time and reliability have always been a major focus of ours and recent highly publicized incidents have made DDoS attacks a major concern for some of our customers," states Karl Zimmerman, President of Steadfast. "We had been looking at DDoS solutions for many years, and ended up deciding that Black Lotus provides the many years of experience and the comprehensive protection that our customers require to give them true peace of mind."

"Under our partnership with Steadfast, its customers now have the option of seamlessly adding DDoS protection to their services in a manner that is cost effective and extremely convenient," states Jeffrey Lyon, President of Black Lotus. "We're very excited to work with a renowned data center operator like Steadfast and are equally excited about the prospect of extending quality DDoS mitigation solutions to Steadfast tenants."

About Steadfast
Steadfast is a Chicago-based IT infrastructure provider that specializes in highly flexible cloud environments (public, private and hybrid), dedicated servers, colocation services and disaster recovery. These services are provided from fully redundant data centers in Chicago and New York. Since 1998, Steadfast, has been focused on providing high quality, flexible and exceptionally reliable services at a reasonable price... For any organization, Steadfast provides the technology and expertise it takes to maintain your IT infrastructure, allowing customers to focus on core business. Customers interested in learning more about Steadfast services are encouraged to visit

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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