Black Lotus is a great example of a service provider combining its own skills and expertise with OnApp Cloud, to create a unique value proposition for its customers.
Black Lotus was one of the pioneers of Distributed Denial of Service (DDos) mitigation technologies in the U.S. They created the first commercially viable DDoS mitigation system in 1999, just weeks after the first known DDoS attacks.
Now Black Lotus offers a range of DDoS mitigation and DDoS-protected hosting services, including cloud servers and bare metal servers powered by the OnApp Cloud platform. The Black Lotus cloud features the company’s patent-pending Human Behaviour Analysis (HBA) system.
We spoke to Black Lotus’ president, Jeff Lyon, who explained how they’re bringing DDoS protection to their cloud hosting customers. Check out the video for the full story!
“We came to OnApp because we have hosting customers, small-to-medium businesses, that require cloud instances – very simple, affordable clouds,” he said. “But we also have enterprise customers who require Layer 7 DDoS mitigation, and we can power that through OnApp, by running our HBA engine in an OnApp cloud.”
Black Lotus’ Human Behaviour Analysis (HBA) engine detects and blocks malicious connections in order to mitigate Layer 7 (application layer) DDoS attacks. Black Lotus now makes HBA and other DDoS mitigation technologies available as part of its cloud hosting service, running on the OnApp Cloud platform.
“With our HBA mitigation technology, we’re pioneering the case study,” Jeff adds. “OnApp is not just for the hosting provider, it’s also for the enterprise, or it’s also for that hybrid company – the hosting company moving into the enterprise.”
Black Lotus was recently named a finalist in the Government Security News 2012 Homeland Security Awards for its HBA technology. Its new DDoS-protected cloud services, featuring HBA, are available now.