Case Study

Swish and Cloudflare provide the Department of Homeland Security with Volumetric DDoS protection while improving customer experience 

The Department of Homeland Security is the federal executive department responsible for public security as-a-whole. This includes everything from counterterrorism to maritime and border security, to coordinating response to natural disasters, to protecting our country’s leaders. With over five hundred public facing sites across the agency, security is always a top priority but when the HTTP/2 Rapid Reset vulnerability was uncovered, a record-breaking attack, DHS, like many other large organizations, started investigating what would protect the agency’s IT systems from an attack of this magnitude. Security experts reported that HTTP/2 Rapid Reset peaked at 201 million requests per second, three times bigger than previously recorded attacks.