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CAI Networks’ WebMux Load Balancer Adds DDoS Attack Protection

Santa Ana, CA, August 8, 2007 CAI Networks™ has announced a firmware upgrade for its WebMux™ server load balancer appliance which provides DDoS attack protection for all web and Internet servers being load-balanced and traffic-managed by WebMux.

WebMux’s DDOS protection both detects and blocks attackers involved in coordinated DDoS attacks, thereby preventing web servers from being bombarded with malicious traffic. This feature enhances WebMux’s comprehensive security features, which include DoS and SYN protection and a built-in firewall.

Unlike DoS attacks, which generally originate from a single IP address and are therefore easy to detect and counter, DDoS attacks can come from many IP addresses and largely appear as normal traffic patterns. DDoS attacks are typically carried out by botnets – ordinary user PCs that have been compromised by malware to form a “zombie army” – usually without the knowledge of their users. WebMux’s attack protection capabilities are able to accept traffic from any IP address when it is non-malicious and block it when it is malicious, so as not to inadvertently block hijacked PCs when they are not in attack mode.

WebMux’s DDoS protection is currently shipping in new units and is available as a free enhancement via a firmware upgrade to version 8.3.00 for customers under CAI Networks’ inclusive 3-year warranty and extended service plans.

About CAI Networks, Inc.

Founded in 1987, CAI Networks ( specializes in Internet appliances and Internet server reliability solutions and is a leading provider of IP load balancers. CAI has its engineering and sales offices in Southern California. WebMuxes are installed worldwide by businesses, government agencies, and ISPs to maintain the reliability and availability of web sites, portals, and web-based applications. CAI Networks is a member of Oracle PartnerNetwork.


CAI and WebMux are trademarks of CAI Networks, Inc. Oracle is a registered trademark of Oracle and/or its affiliates.

For more information, please contact:

David Merit
CAI Networks, Inc.
+1-714-550-0901 x 7156

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