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Radware expands DDoS prevention support for AWS

12 Nov 2020

Radware has expanded its elastic scaling capabilities for its virtual distributed denial of service (DDoS) protection in Amazon Web Services (AWS).

The company’s DefensePro Virtual Appliance for AWS now supports the AWS Gateway Load Balancer and enables users to use automatic scaling of DDoS attack mitigation, with no manual configuration necessary.

“We are pleased to support Radware as they integrate their DefensePro Virtual Appliance for AWS with AWS Gateway Load Balancer,” says AWS elastic load balancing general manager Dave Ward.

“Together, this offers customers a solution for DDoS protection with built-in advanced elastic scaling capabilities.”

Radware’s DefensePro Virtual Appliance is a part of the suite of products Radware offers for AWS workload protection. 

The solution complements existing AWS protections with capabilities such as advanced Layer 7 DDoS protection and Intrusion Preventions Systems (IPS) with enhanced monitoring and analytics capabilities. 

Furthermore, DefensePro Virtual Appliance for AWS offers advanced Layer 3 to Layer 7, behavioural-based, real-time DDoS protection for AWS workloads, with the added capability of automatically scaling in or out based on the traffic load. 

The company states that elastic scaling helps provide better cost management by using the needed compute resources and preventing over licensing of DefensePro Virtual Appliances.

“With Radware’s new elastic scaling capability, AWS users can protect their workloads against additional attacks of various sizes,” explains Radware chief operating officer Gabi Malka. 

“This new functionality minimises the guesswork related to licensing and reserving compute resources. Customers benefit from better cost management, maximum mitigation capabilities against attacks of various sizes and resiliency without needing to know in advance their future application usage or DDoS protection requirements.”

In addition to DefensePro VA, Radware also offers Cloud Workload Protection (CWP), Cloud Web Application Firewalls (WAF), and Alteon VA load balancers.

Radware also recently announced its Q3 2020 earnings. The company posted revenues of US$62.5 million and reported strong growth in the Americas, however, revenue dropped in Asia Pacific and Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

“We are pleased with the results for the third quarter, during which we enjoyed a very strong and broad-based bookings growth, spanning across all our geographic regions and product lines,” comments Radware president and CEO Roy Zisapel. 

“Our strategic OEM relationships delivered record booking in the quarter, further enhancing our strong position within the large enterprise segment, and contributing positively to the growth in our recurring revenues.”

  • Revenues for the third quarter of 2020 totalled $62.5 million, down 1% from revenues of $62.9 million for the third quarter of 2019. 
  • Revenues in the Americas region were $30.2 million for the third quarter of 2020, up 24% from revenues of $24.5 million in the third quarter of 2019. 
  • Revenues in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region were $18.3 million for the third quarter of 2020, down 5% from revenues of $19.4 million in the third quarter of 2019. 
  • Revenues in the Asia-Pacific (“APAC”) region were $14.0 million for the third quarter of 2020, down 27% from revenues of $19.0 million in the third quarter of 2019.