Mashreq implements software from Prolexic to respond to spike in cyber-attacks.
Mashreq, a United Arab Emirates (UAE) bank, has installed Prolexic's Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) software to guard against cyber-attacks.
David Horton, head of strategy at Mashreq, says the firms has employed the 500 gigabits per second (Gbps) cloud-based mitigation platform as a protective measure, following the recent increase in DDoS attacks against banks.
A recent report by Hollywood-headquartered Prolexic claims that 5.7 quadrillion bits of data and 1.1 trillion malicious packets were identified during the first quarter of 2012, a 3,000 percent increase over the fourth quarter of 2011.
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