Nov. 29, 2016
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Malaysian web hosting provider IP ServerOne has launched a new threat intelligence and DDoS mitigation service for its customers.
Malaysia's increased connectivity and exposure to cyber threats makes local enterprises highly vulnerable to interruption that could lead to significant business loss, said Lee Cheung Loong, chief executive officer and founder of IP ServerOne.
"Cyber threats and threat actors are no longer limited by border boundaries and legislation," said Lee. "We find that Malaysian enterprises are increasingly targeted, and as more organisations embrace the digital business, it is imperative that they are protected."
"As a critical service provider, we must be able to protect our customers' valuable data assets and livelihood," he added.
Lee Cheung Loong, Chief Executive Officer and Founder of IP ServerOne.
Lee said that as Malaysia's digital adoption rates grow, helped by increased connectivity and mobility solutions, analysts and market watchers have noted a significant increase in the number and frequency of DDoS attacks targeting Malaysian organisations.
With 55 percent of these attacks targeting online services and gaming companies, and another 25 percent targeting the software and technology industry, these attacks can be debilitating and extremely disruptive to the economic growth of Malaysia, he said.
According to statistics provided by MyCERT (Malaysia Computer Emergency Response Team), more than 2.7 million botnet drones and malware infection attacks were recorded last year.
More than 9,000 cyber security incidents were also reported by Malaysian enterprises last year. This includes DDoS attacks, malicious code, fraud, and cyber harassment; all of which have caused significant disruption to Malaysian businesses, as noted by national info security agency CyberSecurity Malaysia.
"Malaysia is on the cusp of transforming into a truly digital economy. Uninterrupted access to the Internet and other digital services is critical, especially to Malaysian enterprises and organisations that are delivering online and electronic commerce services," commented Attley Ng, senior vice-president, Asia Pacific, at NSFOCUS, which is providing the mitigation solution.
"For e-government, online, and eCommerce organisations, a coordinated DDoS (distributed denial of service) disruption can be catastrophic and severely impact the national economy," said Ng.
One of IP ServerOne's customers, Chua Wee Yee, executive director of CiB Net Station, said: "As an online gaming publisher, users' experience is of the utmost importance. We simply cannot afford to have a network disruption across our websites or game servers."
Chua added that she welcomed the new service. "Having experienced the crippling power of a DDoS attack, we are delighted that IP ServerOne has taken the necessary steps to ensure our protection and stability."