Nottingham University combats denial of service


Nottingham University combats denial of service

Cliff Saran

The University of Nottingham has implemented log management and security information and event management (SIEM) to avoid distributed denial of service attacks (DDos).

DDos attacks have wreaked havoc on PayPal and Mastercard this week, following their decision to stop donations to Wikileaks.

University of Nottingham has used LogRhythm to gain more insight into activity across its IT infrastructure. The system monitors millions of logs each day and, and has already identified and blocked a DDoS attack against the university's network.

"One of the first benefits we received post-implementation involved our being able to spot a denial of service attack targeting the internet gateway," said Paul Kennedy, security and compliance leader at the University of Nottingham. "LogRhythm enabled us to see logs from our switches and firewalls that previously would have been missed, and would have resulted in the university's data processing systems being out of action for an extended period of time."

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