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HOLLYWOOD, FL:  Prolexic, the global leader in Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) protection services has announced that Arab National Bank (ANB), a commercial bank serving more than 2 million customers across Saudi Arabia, has selected its 24/7 monitoring and mitigation services to protect the bank’s online banking and e-trading websites.

ANB selected Prolexic after evaluating several local and global DDoS mitigation service providers and their capabilities. Prolexic scored highest in ANB’s list of 18 technical and service requirements, which included:

DDoS protection to cover all types of DDoS attacks and methods

Activation either on-demand or always-on

Low latency that will not significantly impact site performance

No impact on legitimate business traffic when DDoS protection is on

DDoS mitigation of both national and international traffic

“Arab National Bank is aware of the risk of DDoS in the financial services sector and has taken proactive action to minimize its impact,” said Stuart Scholly, president at Prolexic. "More than 10 of the world’s largest banks trust Prolexic for DDoS protection, and we are delighted to welcome Arab National Bank to our global financial services client base.”

“Prolexic could give us 24/7 monitoring plus the bandwidth capacity and flexibility to route both national and international traffic through its global scrubbing centers,” said Head of Information Security at Arab National Bank, Alrebdi Al Rebdi. “That, plus a time-to-mitigate SLA, gave us the confidence that Prolexic could protect ANB against DDoS.”

Prolexic’s PLXrouted service met ANB’s criteria for providing maximum protection against the broadest range of DDoS attack types and sustained high-bandwidth attacks. PLXrouted is offered as a flexible, asymmetric, on-demand service and enables Prolexic customers to easily activate protection for an entire subnet by redirecting Internet traffic to the Prolexic network during a DDoS attack and routing off of the Prolexic network during non-attack periods. Prolexic’s DDoS protection service for ANB also includes 24/7 monitoring by Prolexic’s Security Operations Center (SOC). ANB also works with a local Prolexic global partner, Cyberia, which provides dedicated engineers to provide local support. ANB has not come under DDoS attack since PLXrouted was implemented.

“Financial services firms must educate themselves on the different types of DDoS attacks, because most people do not completely understand the huge impact they can have on our business,” said ITG-Head of Telecoms at Arab National Bank, Jamil M. Barakat. “As we have learned at ANB, it is critically important to have a good and reliable DDoS mitigation solution in place.”