US Signal launches new website, app security system

GRAND RAPIDS—US Signal, the Grand Rapids-based provider of connectivity and managed IT services, announced a new product, managed website and application security.

The new cloud-based offering builds on US Signal’s partnership with Cloudflare to deliver a  customizable service that protects organizations against online threats, including distributed denial-of-service attacks, ransomware, malicious bots, and application-layer attacks.

According to US Signal’s 2019 State of Web and DDoS Attacks survey, DDoS attacks have hit 83 percent of organizations in the last two years and, in the majority of cases, caused 12 hours of downtime. These findings demonstrate how important it is for organizations to protect themselves from such attacks. Launched in September 2018, US Signal’s DDoS protection service remains a central part of the company’s new Website and Application Security Solution. The underlying technology already protects more than 18 million internet properties, globally.

US Signal officials say the new offering filters unwanted or malicious traffic before it ever hits a customer network. This leads to cleaner web traffic and more effective use of resources, such as internet bandwidth and server capacity, which are needed to host applications and websites. Granular filtering controls, such as rate limiting, help to filter out unwanted bot and malicious traffic while ensuring real users can always get to where they need to go.

It also features DDoS, TLS, and firewall protections that can be extended to TCP and UDP ports, providing protections against port-specific attacks, such as those used to infiltrate networks and inject ransomware.

The solution also includes a component that works with existing identity and access management (IAM) solutions. It allows customers to use existing single sign-on (SSO) providers to apply application-level user permissions to provide security, authentication and monitoring of domains and applications. End users get simple, quick and secure access to internal applications without needing a VPN.

It also includes a web application firewall (WAF)—one of the most powerful tools available to combat application-layer attacks. It deploys the OWASP top 10 along with more than 85 special rules to prevent hackers from using common exploits. US Signal’s WAF also offers the option to write custom rules to protect from vulnerabilities that are specific to individual customers.

Aside from DDoS protection, WAF and IAM integration, US Signal’s new service offers optional tools, including managed DNS, SSL/TLS, content delivery network (CDN), DNSSEC, an IP firewall, website performance optimization, edge caching, serverless application deployments and cloud load balancing.

For more information on US Signal’s Website and Application Security Solution, visit https://ussignal.com/website-application-security.

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