Black Lotus is a leading provider of availability security solutions for the mitigation of distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks specializing in solutions for service providers and enterprises to facilitate the defense of hosting providers, datacenters, carrier networks, and cloud infrastructure. The company maintains a global network with 480 Gbps of active DDoS mitigation across 5 datacenter locations. This robust capability gives Black Lotus the ability to filter a DDoS attack of any size on behalf of its customers.
Black Lotus is a holding of Industry Capital, a San Francisco based private equity fund manager with $1.4 billion under management.
Rake Narang: Who are the main targets of DDoS attacks? What types of DDoS attacks are most common and how are today’s DDoS attacks more complex?
Jeffrey Lyon: What was once considered an issue isolated to the underworld of the internet is now a very real concern for every single company which uses the internet in commerce. The types of attacks which are most common will vary from one week to the next; however, the threat that is most dominant right now is a network time protocol (NTP) reflection where an attacker spoofs the IP address of its target and then sends requests to older, insecure time servers which return data at an amplification of 58.5, generally resulting in an outage to the spoofed target.