Keeping you Safe and Secure
As a professional gamer or just a weekend warrior, you want to know that you are safe and secure online, even when being attacked by hordes, terrorists or fantastic beasts. The frustration of a server going down just before getting the Ace or you are just about to beat the boss (finally, on your 51st attempt), is enough to cause a rage that could cause monitors and keyboards to go flying.
As professional gamers ourselves, we know that keeping highly available servers up and running is important and protecting these and our customers from the thousands of threats out there is one of our primary concerns. That is why we use Cisco Meraki Security appliances to protect MME from potential DDos attacks.
Distributed Denial of Service or DDos, is a common practice used by cyber-criminals and unethical competition to disrupt and negatively affect your online experience and our ability to provide you a quality service. This type of attack is “where the incoming traffic flooding the victim originates from many different sources – potentially hundreds of thousands or more. This effectively makes it impossible to stop the attack simply by blocking a single IP address; plus, it is very difficult to distinguish legitimate user traffic from attack traffic when spread across so many points of origin”
The Cisco Meraki Security appliances apply a layer of security
even before the incoming packets hit our firewalls. This combined with our multiple back-up systems
(independent separate networks) significantly reduces the impact and time to
recover from this type of attack. This isn’t
always enough to stop those that want to cause you and our business harm, but
we are always looking at the best ways to protect you and our community.