Prophaze thwarts cyber attacks on Indian airports and hospitals

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KSUM-incubated startup’s cyber security platform fends off hackers

Thiruvananthapuram, April 13: Cyber security startup Prophaze Technologies, incubated by Kerala Startup Mission (KSUM), has played a critical role in thwarting the recent cyber attack by the hacker group Anonymous Sudan against major airports and hospitals in various parts of the country.

Anonymous Sudan had targeted the websites of some of the airports and major hospitals, attempting to cause denial-of-service (DDoS) at these establishments starting from April 8. DDoS means disruption of the traffic of websites or network with an overwhelming amount of Internet traffic, like traffic snarls.

Prophaze’s Web Application Firewall (WAF) security platform acted in real time to prevent the DDoS attacks. The cyber attack that involved a combination of Layer 3-4 and Layer 7 DDoS was mitigated using Prophaze WAF and DDoS Solution.

Prophaze WAF, which provides real-time threat intelligence, leverages machine learning algorithms to identify and prevent threats.

Founded by Vaisakh T R and Lakshmi Das in 2019, Prophaze’s real-time attack detection and blocking mechanism helped analyse the attack and deploy effective measures to prevent disruption of services.

Vaisakh, also the CEO of the company, said security is all about updating the algorithms on a daily basis to ramp up defence strategies as cyber attacks are evolving quite often nowadays.

Prophaze provides proactive and adaptive cyber security solutions that can effectively protect organizations and individuals from cyber threats.

KSUM is the Kerala government’s nodal agency for entrepreneurship development and incubation activities in the state.

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