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Akamai to boost network-layer DDoS protection with new scrubbing centers
Content delivery network ( CDN ) provider Akamai said Tuesday that its Prolexic DDoS protection service will become able to handle DDoS attacks of up to 20Tbps, thanks to a new wave of construction of so-called scrubbing centers. The company’s announcement said that this will effectively double its current capacity to handle network-level DDoS attacks, with rollouts planned for “all major regions


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Blockchain security companies tackle cryptocurrency theft, ransom tracing
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Security by design vital to protecting IoT, smart cities around the world, says CEO of UK NCSC
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Iran’s nuclear energy agency confirms email server hacked
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