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Leading Hotel Group Selected Application Shield for Cloud WAF and DDoS Protection
A prominent customer headquartered in Korea is one of the largest hotel groups and has expanded beyond Asia to become a global brand that offers high-quality services and facilities anywhere in the world. Due to the support from its customers, the company has grown into Korea’s top hotel and is consistently ranked as one of the top 500 companies in the world.
Challenges and Pain Points
As business grew, so did the number of web pages and content that needed to be accelerated. Website performance and availability were critical for the hotel to maintain successful relationships with its worldwide customers.
In early 2022, the hotel’s business website was hit by a large number of DDoS, SQL injection, cross-site scripting (XSS), and other web application attacks. The customer’s origin site was affected directly and the user experience suffered from significant latency and sluggish browser response times.
The customer needed a solution that could defend against DDoS and web attacks while, at the same time, boosting CDN service. Just as important, the solution had to be deployed quickly and be easy to maintain.
CDNetworks Application Shield is a cloud-based web service protection solution that integrates a Web Application Firewall (WAF), DDoS protection, and CDN acceleration. Based on CDNetworks’ central cloud defense engine, Application Shield is constantly learning about and protecting web applications from current and new malicious actors and attack vectors, keeping the customer’s business safe and available.
CDNetworks Application Shield can be deployed quickly to defend against web attacks. It also delivers comprehensive website protection by providing zero-day vulnerability patches and preventing web page tampering.
By adopting the CDNetworks Application Shield solution, the customer’s end users enjoyed a quantum leap in their viewing experience. Application Shield also effectively protected against site-scanning activities, injections, XSS, web trojans, account take-over attempts, credential stuffing attempts, and other web application attacks.
Application Shield was deployed in a short amount of time, successfully helping the customer defend against large numbers of DDoS attacks, reducing loads at the customer’s origin site, and keeping customer business at peak levels. In particular, CDNetworks successfully protected the customer’s business assets by applying Application Shield’s intelligent AI capabilities, which analyzed the behavior of legitimate end users and generated customer security policies automatically.
In addition, CDNetworks’ security experts deployed customization security policies by analyzing customer attack logs, identifying changes in attack characteristics, and then dynamically adjusting protection strategies to defend against ever-changing DDoS attacks and ensure an unparalleled customer experience. The customer was delighted with the quick response from CDNetworks’ security experts and the benefits derived from the dynamic policies that were put in place.