InnoGames Protects Online Gaming Infrastructure from Massive DDoS Attacks

By   ISBuzz Team
Writer , Information Security Buzz | Jun 11, 2015 05:45 pm PST

Massive DDoS AttacksComprehensive DDoS Protection Helps Keep Over 100,000 Players Online Every Day

Imperva, Inc. (NYSE: IMPV), committed to protecting business-critical data and applications in the cloud and on-premises, today announced that InnoGames, a developer and publisher of online games, has implemented Imperva Incapsula to protect its 150 million registered players from outages due to DDoS attacks. Incapsula Infrastructure DDoS Protection safeguards critical network infrastructure from attacks that would interrupt gamer experience, disrupt business operations, and damage the InnoGames brand.

Online gaming platforms are highly sensitive to latency and availability issues, making them ideal targets for DDoS attacks. Over the past year, InnoGames has seen a dramatic increase in the frequency and size of DDoS attacks against its network infrastructure. As the assaults became more frequent, InnoGames required a routed BGP-based DDoS mitigation solution that allowed fast, automated failover in the event of the attack, flexibility to implement changes quickly, and responsive technical support. Incapsula Infrastructure DDoS Protection offers this through use of the Border Gateway Protocol (BGP), which allows routing changes to large ranges to IP addresses to be made quickly.

“Due to the highly competitive nature of our games, we see DDoS attacks against our infrastructure that we believe are perpetrated by a small group of gamers looking to gain competitive advantage against other players.  Without proper mitigation, these attacks can affect up to 100,000 players at a time,” said Raimund Schlichtiger, head of system administration at InnoGames. “Upon the deployment of Imperva Incapsula, we saw an increase in security with no added slowdown in user experience. Within days of the implementation, use of the Incapsula Infrastructure DDoS Protection services helped mitigate multiple DDoS attacks at all three of our datacenters with zero downtime after an attack ended and traffic was switched back to the ISP.”

“The cost of launching a DDoS attack has dropped considerably in the last few years, which we believe makes DDoS attacks for hire more readily available to those seeking to disrupt service to a game server.” said Marc Gaffan, general manager for the Incapsula service at Imperva. “Incapsula offers gaming companies comprehensive, on-demand DDoS protection for entire subnets based on BGP routing. For customers with smaller networks, we also offer a deployment model that protects the infrastructure and origin servers behind a single IP address.”

Incapsula is a cloud-based application delivery service that makes websites safer, faster and more reliable. Using Incapsula, organizations large and small can protect their businesses with enterprise-grade web application security, DDoS mitigation, performance optimization and load balancing.

For more information on Incapsula, including CDN, DDoS Protection and Web Application Firewall, visit

About Imperva

ImpervaImperva (NYSE: IMPV), is a leading provider of cyber security solutions that protect business-critical data and applications. The company’s SecureSphere, Incapsula and Skyfence product lines enable organizations to discover assets and risks, protect information wherever it lives – in the cloud and on-premises – and comply with regulations. The Imperva Application Defense Center, a research team comprised of some of the world’s leading experts in data and application security, continually enhances Imperva products with up-to-the minute threat intelligence, and publishes reports that provide insight and guidance on the latest threats and how to mitigate them. Imperva is headquartered in Redwood Shores, California. For more information visit here


Forward Looking Statements

This news release contains forward-looking statements, including without limitation those regarding the belief that DDoS attacks for hire are more readily available to those seeking to disrupt service to a game server. These forward-looking statements are subject to material risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ substantially from expectations. You should consider important risk factors, which include: the risk that competitors may be perceived by customers to be better positioned to help handle DDoS and other cyber security concerns; the risk that our products are not adopted at levels that we anticipate; and other risks detailed under the caption “Risk Factors” in Imperva’s Form 10-K  filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, or the SEC, on March 2, 2015 and Imperva’s other SEC filings. You can obtain copies of Imperva’s SEC filings on the SEC’s website at We undertake no obligation to update any of the forward-looking statements contained herein after the date of this release, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

© 2015 Imperva, Inc. All rights reserved. Imperva, the Imperva logo, SecureSphere, Incapsula and Skyfence are trademarks of Imperva, Inc. and its subsidiaries.

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