COMMENT: Google adding DDoS service

Commenting on the news that Google has added a DDoS service, Jag Bains CTO of DDoS protection company DOSarrest Internet Security has commented:

“The announcement from Google begs a few questions: how confident can an enterprise be in housing their information with a company whose primary focus is data collection and mining? Especially in light of recent reports of their involvement with government agencies such as the NSA. It’s the same concern shared by many enterprises that won’t use Gmail services for their mail solution.

There are additional concerns regarding support. How effective can their support team be dealing with a real time DDoS? Often real time diagnostics and monitoring are required to ensure full site functionality and I question whether this level of support would be easily accessible.

Overall the solution, in my opinion, would be of benefit to customers with low traffic and inexpensive hosting needs, but I would question it being a viable platform for companies who attach a high degree of importance to their web presence.”

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