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DiscountASP.NET Selects Prolexic Technologies for Protection Against DNS Attacks

July 24, 2007 - Prolexic Technologies, a leading provider of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) solutions, is providing enhanced Domain Name System (DNS) DDoS protection and mitigation services to DiscountASP.NET, an ASP.NET hosting leader with over 25,000 customers in 130 companies.

DiscountASP.NET chose the Prolexic Clean Pipe Virtual Transport Network® for enhanced DNS DDoS detection and mitigation services following a major DNS attack in June 2007 that affected its entire infrastructure. DiscountASP.NET secured the Prolexic service to mitigate the attack and for protection against future attacks, which are occurring more frequently and with greater intensity across the web hosting industry.

"Ensuring the viability of our customers' web presence is of the utmost concern to us," said Takeshi Eto, vice president of Marketing and Business Development, DiscountASP.NET. "The size of this recent DNS DDoS attack was unprecedented in our company's history, saturating our gigabit per second connection to our upstream provider. We immediately recognized the need to invest in an enterprise-class solution and to fortify our customers against future attacks. Prolexic is the choice of many Fortune 500 companies, so we went with the 'heavy hitter.'"

DNS serves as the 'front door' to web sites, allowing Internet users to connect to their favorite sites through alphabetical domain names rather than numerical IP addresses. When a DNS DDoS attack sends a flood of malicious traffic against a hosting provider's network infrastructure, the provider can be overwhelmed with requests, disrupting or eliminating its ability to serve its thousands of customers.

"In the past companies rarely considered protecting their crucial DNS infrastructure," said Keith Laslop, Prolexic President. "Yet this is changing as a result of more and more intense DNS attacks against companies of all sizes. Our DNS DDoS solution is designed to help mitigate an attack as soon as it begins regardless of the volume, as in this recent situation with DiscountASP.NET."

About Prolexic:
Prolexic Technologies provides cutting edge solutions that protect Internet operations from the debilitating service disruptions caused by DDoS attacks. Prolexic's patent-pending Clean Pipe Virtual Transport® network offers solutions that keep its clients' Internet-facing infrastructures free of DDoS traffic. Without making major adjustments or multimillion-dollar investments in their existing hardware infrastructures, Prolexic's customers rest assured that their network borders are secure and can thus focus on what is really important: their businesses. More information about Prolexic is available at www.prolexic.com.

About DiscountASP.NET:
DiscountASP.NET is a leader in Microsoft Windows-based shared hosting, focused on providing the best value in ASP.NET hosting and SQL database hosting. DiscountASP.NET is a Microsoft Silver Datacenter Partner and featured ASP.NET host in the Microsoft ASP.NET Hosting Advantage Program. As an innovator in .NET hosting, DiscountASP.NET offers cutting-edge hosting including ASP.NET AJAX hosting, .NET Framework 3.0 hosting, Silverlight-compatible hosting, and free IIS7 Beta hosting. Through strong word-of-mouth and their commitment to ASP.NET technology and innovation, DiscountASP.NET has become the choice for affordable and feature-rich ASP.NET web hosting. For more information: http://www.DiscountASP.NET.

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