DreamHost has announced its decision to invest in the Peakflow SP platform from Arbor Networks Inc. to help it monitor traffic and increase the security of its server infrastructure.
The global webhost announced it would be taking advantage of the Peakflow SP platform to follow in the footsteps of 450 different companies, which includes some of the largest active enterprises in the world. It’s been touted as one of the top supplies of DDoS prevention tools, to name just one of its endorsements.
Simon Anderson, DreamHost Chief Executive Officer announced the reasoning for the selection: “At DreamHost we’re obsessively focused on providing authentic and personal customer experiences combined with the absolute best value web and cloud hosting services in the industry.” He went on to say: “There’s no question that Arbor Networks is the best company in the world to with when it comes to DDoS mitigation and protecting our infrastructure from availability threats.”
Kenneth McRae, a Senior Network Engineer for DreamHost agreed with Anderson by saying: “What I like most about the solution is it does not require a lot of tuning to get it up and operational.”
The President of Arbor Networks Inc. Colin Docherty said of his company’s platform and its appeal to hosting providers: “Hosting providers often have a higher risk of DDoS attacks than other only businesses because they aggregate the risk of all their customers.”
Many critics suspect DreamHost’s decision comes as a result of the recent outages at competitor GoDaddy, which lost a significant amount of customer confidence when many of its clients were unable to access their services for an extended period of time. Although there’s no evidence it was due to a DDoS attack, as was first argued by computer hacking group Anonymous, DreamHost is clearly taking no chances.