June 19, 2017
One of the most persistent bugs in Internet infrastructure, route leaks in the border gateway protocol (BGP), is in the sights of a group of 'net boffins and their with a new Internet-Draft.
BGP's one of the Internet's persistent trouble-spots: ineradicable because it's ubiquitous, it's vulnerable because it's ancient, a relic of a collegiate Internet in which admins knew each other by name.
Because it predated a global Internet inhabited by bad and good actors, BGP trusts the messages it receives – making it a cinch for someone to black out slabs of the 'net either through malice, or because their thumbs are bigger than their keys.
June 12, 2017
Russian national operator Rostelecom has signed a cooperation agreement with Qrator Labs, a resident of Moscow's Skolkovo innovation park.
The parties will cooperate on the development of solutions related to internet and a safe functioning of the global network. The agreement was signed during the Startup Village 2017 international conference.
Qrator Labs has designed the Qrator.Radar service, processing routing information and to define network anomalies under the real time regime. The operator's cyber-security centre has already started trialing the Qrator.Radar system for its IP-network. Qrator.Radar will provide the operator with data on incidents such as as Route Leaks, MOAS-conflicts (multiple origin AS) and Bogons.
May 31, 2017
Lazada Group has chosen Qrator Labs as its technology partner in DDoS mitigation to ensure continuous Internet resource availability for its eCommerce operations across Southeast Asia.
The announcement comes on the heels of a successful 6-month collaboration in which Qrator Labs deployed a unique solution to boost Lazada's internet resources for steep traffic surges, and to fortify against external hacking attempts. The solution ensured 100% uptime and reduced latency, hence a seamless experience for Lazada's shoppers even during its 5th Birthday which pulled in about 70 million visits over the 3-day sale event in March.
February 15, 2017
In collaboration with Wallarm we have presented a report on network security in 2016. As a company with main focus on DDoS mitigation solutions we observed a few changes in the field during the last year.
Incidents related to Denial of Service attacks are again getting media attention. But now a proper attack may threaten availability of the whole regions. The problem again requires increased attention as if we went 57 years back in time.
Until the past year it could appear that the issue of DDoS was solved.
But power of attacks and their complexity rose significantly in 2016. In past even powerful 100300 Gbps attacks caused no real pain. Complex attacks on application layer protocols were rare. In 2016 the world saw 1 Tbit/s attacks for the first time, while attacks on the L7 layer became much more widespread.
September 26, 2016
The country’s biggest lender wants to bring other Russian banks under its digital umbrella, a move some analysts say may give it an unfair competitive advantage. State-owned Sberbank is cooperating with the Federal Security Service while the lender crafts a nationwide cybershield for use by other financial bodies that it says are woefully unprepared to fight off hackers.
Banks will worry that the need to share decoded data may lead to clients being lured away, said Alexander Lyamin, head of Moscow-based cybersecurity firm Qrator Labs, which specializes in preventing so-called DDOS attacks. “Common interests are served only when the cyber-umbrella doesn’t belong to any of the banks,” he said.