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Cloud

Cloud Gaming Server: Is It Worth It?

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The future of gaming is hosted on cloud gaming servers. However, are cloud gaming servers worth it? We’ll be breaking down the benefits and drawbacks of cloud gaming servers. What Is Cloud Gaming? Cloud gaming is a type of online gaming that uses a remote server to store and process game data instead of the […]

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DDOS Protection

How To Protect Against DDoS Attack

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Every day businesses are moving their company online to save money, space, and time. With the online industry growing every year, so does the rise of DDoS attacks. However, what is a DDoS attack? We’ll be breaking down what they are and how to protect your company against a DDoS attack! What Is A DDoS […]

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Looking Glass Server: How Do They Work?

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If you’re looking to build your computer network software then you’ve thought about using looking glass servers. These types of servers are great for new companies looking to build their network on a budget. However, what are looking glass servers? We’ll be answering this question and many others in this blog. What Is A Looking […]

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Dedicated Servers

Dedicated Gaming Server: Is It Worth It?

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Gaming and e-sports popularity has been on the rise in recent years. With new games being released every year, a lot of developers are branching out to online gaming to reach their audience. We’ll be breaking down what is a dedicated gaming server and its benefits for your online gaming experience. What Is A Dedicated […]

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What Is Colocation?

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Anyone with an interest in creating an online business has looked into server hosting. When researching server hosting, a word that gets tossed around a lot is colocation. However, what is colocation? In this blog, we’ll be breaking down what colocation is, how it works, and its benefits. What Is A Colocation Data Center? What […]

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Networking

VPNs still necessary in today’s world

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Earlier this month, the lead consumer technology reporter for The New York Times wrote that casual internet users may not need to use a VPN and that those who still want to use one could opt for a free service hosted on Amazon Web Services. The reporter claimed that the web is a much safer […]

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Cloud Hosting Services

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We are very excited to announce our new service offering to our customers! For the past year we have been working diligently on designing, testing and integrating this new solution within our current infrastructure and web portal. We are now finally confident that it possesses the quality required to introduce it to our valued customers. […]

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HostingAdvice: Sharktech Review

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Jon Mcdonald of HostingAdvice discussed with Ragnar Joensen Sharktech’s past, present and future. To read review, please visit: Read the review at HostingAdvice.com

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New cPanel Pricing

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We have recently updated all of our order forms to reflect cPanel’s new pricing scheme. We now offer three basic license formats: Admin (for VPS and Cloud Instances) Up to 5 accounts – $17.50/month Pro (for VPS and Cloud Instances) Up to 30 Accounts – $25/month Premier (for Dedicated Servers) Up to 100 Accounts – […]

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New Promotional Pricing

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We are pleased to announce some new promotional pricing as well as lowered pricing on 10Gbps dedicated servers. We’re also offering a limited time coupon code for a recurring discount on VPS. Chicago 10Gbps Unmetered – $40% off recurring!! Chicago E3-1270v2 – 8 threads @ 3.5Ghz 16 GB RAM 2TB HDD (or 240GB SSD) 10Gbps […]

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NVME Drives Capabilities and Functions

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With the increased speeds of network communication an increased demand for high-speed I/O drives has been on the rise. Solid State Drives using SATA demand has been growing exponentially over the use of mechanical disks. The price of SSD drives have been gradually on the decline and with the 3D chipset technology introduced by Samsung, […]

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Dedicated Servers

New 10Gbps Pricing

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Sharktech is pleased to announce that we’ve reduced our pricing on our 10Gbps line of servers. Added in 2018, our 10Gbps server line has had a warm reception from clients. With widespread adoption of the platform over the past 18 months Sharktech has been able to add a significant number of 100Gbps bandwidth uplinks as […]

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Dedicated Servers

Shhh…We’re running a $99 sale!

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We’re launching a sale so good that we can’t even afford to advertise it! This sale is only being advertised here on this blog post! Each coupon below has an extremely limited number of uses because these prices are insane!   Dual Xeon L5639 (24x 2.13Ghz) 24GB RAM 2TB HDD 10TB bandwidth 1Gbps port 60Gbps […]

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Sharktech Launches New Server Models

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We’re excited to announce that we are introducing new options to our dedicated server product line. These servers are immediately available in our US locations; Los Angeles, Denver, and Chicago.  These options will be available soon in Amsterdam as well.  We selected these server models to provide our clients with a variety of core and […]

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Networking

Sharktech Partners with Appex Networks to offer LotServer

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Sharktech has recently partnered with Appex Networks, the creators of LotServer, to bring new options to our clients for accelerating traffic to end users. LotServer is particularly effective for performance for: – Streaming video – Hosting large files – Servers interacting with large numbers of mobile users – Servers hosting content TCP (Transmission Control Protocol) […]

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New Configuration Added to Denver

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In response to client feedback and demand, we have added an additional configuration to our Denver location.  This configuration was previously available in Amsterdam, Chicago, and Los Angeles.  We’re pleased to make it available in Denver: Dual Xeon E5-2670 32GB RAM 2TB HDD 10TB on 1Gbps port 40Gbps DDOS protection This configuration is now available […]

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Networking

Sharktech launches Google Peering

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Sharktech is proud to announce a new peering partnership with Google. This large peering agreement establishes direct connectivity between Sharktech (ASN 46844) and Google (ASN 15169). Direct peering provides low latency connectivity for Sharktech clients to access popular destinations like Youtube and Google Cloud. It is not just the destinations but also the infrastructure to […]

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Networking

Sharktech Announces Partnership with China Mobile

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As part of our on-going effort to improve service and provide the best connectivity in the world, Sharktech is proud to announce that we are partnering with China Mobile in the Los Angeles market by including their services in our network blend.  China Mobile’s partnership with Sharktech adds to the growing list of companies choosing […]

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Dedicated Servers

Sharktech Launches 10Gbps Dedicated Servers

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10Gbps Dedicated Servers Sharktech is pleased to announce that we are launching a new 10Gbps line of dedicated servers in our Los Angeles location. As with all Sharktech dedicated servers in Los Angeles, these will use our BGP blend of premium network vendors including CN2, China Telecom, China Unicom, GTT, NTT, and Comcast.  We are […]

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DDOS Protected Dedicated Servers

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Sharktech is pleased to announce that we are currently running dedicated server sale pricing in all four of our datacenters (Amsterdam, Denver, Chicago, and Los Angeles.)  These discounted dedicated servers are a great way to test our service and get free upgrades like bandwidth. All servers are on our premium network, include 24/7 support, and […]

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DDOS Protection

DDOS Protection Improvement

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Router upgrades in all Sharktech facilities have now been completed with our fourth and final router upgrade in Amsterdam earlier this week. Sharktech now has 1.1Tbps of global connectivity through which DDOS attacks can be mitigated. Our new routing equipment and 100Gbps up links work together to enable us to handle larger attacks and more […]

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Networking

Sharktech adds Alipay as a Payment Option

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LOS ANGELES, CA – February 6, 2018 – At Sharktech it is a priority to constantly improve the client experience. Most of Sharktech’s recent improvements, such as the addition of CN2 bandwidth and upgrading its all-Cisco network, have focused on improving the technical quality aspect of the customer experience. Sharktech is pleased to announce a […]

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Networking

How BGP Works (Why not all of your traffic goes over CN2)

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Sharktech’s Los Angeles network has six highly sought after direct upstream carriers: CN2 (China Telecom Next Generation Carrier Network, AS4809) China Telcom (AS4134) China Unicom (AS4837) Comcast (AS7922) GTT (AS4436 and AS3257) NTT (AS2914) BGP (Border Gateway Protocol) will analyze and select the best route.  The route may vary over time, as Internet traffic patterns […]

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Networking

CN2 Added to Sharktech Los Angeles Network Blend

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE LOS ANGELES, CA – January 22, 2018 – Sharktech Inc. is proud to announce a partnership with CN2 (China Telecom Next Generation Carrier Network, AS4809) for its Los Angeles network blend. CN2 is widely regarded as the best trans-Pacific carrier to mainland China. Sharktech clients will see reduced latency and jitter to […]

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DDOS Protection

100G DDoS Protection Service

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100G DDoS Protection is a unique service that Sharktech provides our dedicated server customers that expect DDoS attacks that exceed our standard DDoS protection limit, currently set at 40Gbps. This service spreads incoming attacks using BGP across all of our data centers leveraging our total bandwidth available and our DDoS protection hardware located at each […]

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Understanding the 95th Percentile Billing Method

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The 95th percentile billing method is a common way to calculate bandwidth billing with colocation.  If you don’t understand the 95th percentile billing method, don’t worry, you’re not alone. That’s common. Because it is an industry standard methodology for billing, it’s pretty important to completely understand it.

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Networking

Sharktech Upgrades to 100Gbps Uplinks

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Many ISPs are cautious when investing in anything new. The tendency to use what has always worked often leads companies to stick with aging technology. Sharktech embraces forward movement knowing it is essential to staying competitive in today’s hosting world. As a leader for 15 years in DDOS protection, we’re usually the first to make […]

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DDOS Protection

DDOS is on the Rise. Here’s Why.

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There is a lot of money to be made by launching DDOS attacks. What was once angry teenage gamers attacking each other is now a common tool used by hackers, criminals, and political organizations. And the DDOS attacks are getting bigger. In 2017, 42% of attacks exceeded 50Gbps. This is up from two years ago […]

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New Features on all VPS

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We have recently upgraded our Virtual Private Server product line by greatly increasing the features included in the service. In addition to adding instant server setup, you can now control your VPS in ways previously only possible by submitting a support ticket. All VPSs now include remote reboot, shutdown, and boot directly from our control […]

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Networking

Sharktech adds NTT to all POPs

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We have more exciting news about our network. We’ve listened to your requests and on September 1st, 2017 we will be introducing NTT to our network peering in all facilities. Shortly thereafter we’ll be removing Cogent from our network peers. No maintenance window is required for this as there is zero risk of service interruption. […]

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Networking

Sharktech Begins Roll Out of New Routing Equipment in 4 Global POPs

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As part of our ongoing mission to provide the best network for our customers, we have begun retiring our previous generation of routers and started the deployment of our new routing equipment, the Cisco Nexus 7000.  This new equipment has been implemented in our Los Angeles location and is scheduled to be added to Chicago, […]

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Networking

Sharktech Adds Noction Intelligent Routing Platform

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We’re always working on enhancing the Sharktech network and we’d like to tell you about an update we’re doing to our network. Even with our top Tier transit providers, we decided to take it one step further to find the best possible way to improve our network.  You may have even noticed on your own […]

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Sharktech Chooses H5 Data Centers for Denver Expansion

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Sharktech, a private cyber security company, specializing in DDos protection, has selected H5 Data Centers, a national colocation and wholesale data center provider, for Sharktech’s rapid expansion in Denver, Colorado. Sharktech—who continues to break growth records—is expanding their operation in Denver to keep up with demand. “Sharktech is the go-to provider in Denver for DDoS […]

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DDOS Protection

The State of DDoS Protection Solutions

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The frequency of Distributed Denial-of-Service attacks is on the rise and their complexity and sophistication evolving. As countries and rogue organizations wield DDoS attacks as weapons, attacks make headlines in Hollywood and business executives and the White House alike usher in cyber security defenses. DDoS attacks can cause many problems ranging from irreversible damage, downtime, […]

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X3470 and Dual L5520 Gigabit Unmetered Sale in Los Angeles, CA

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Sharktech is a private company founded in 2003 by CEO and DDoS Protection Pioneer Tim Timrawi. The company has more than 25 employees throughout its headquarters in Las Vegas, Nevada and data center facilities in Los Angeles, CA, Denver, CO, Chicago, IL, and Amsterdam, Netherlands. Intel® Xeon® X3470 Unmetered Gigabit 20 Gbps DDOS Protection 12 […]

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DDOS Protection

How Consumers Can Adopt Remote Network DDoS Protection – and Why It’s So Important

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“DDoS protection?” we hear you say. “Isn’t that included when I pay those enormous hosting bills every month?” Or “Isn’t that why I pay those huge IT department bills and salaries?” Well, sort of. But the hard truths are that hackers and attackers are far more sophisticated than they used to be, and battling the […]

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Data Centers & ISPs: Remote Network DDoS Protection Provides the Crucial Tools You Need

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Passengers getting off a 20-passenger plane in a remote Chinese city in were greeted by an odd sight: a rack holding a dozen metal buckets. A closer inspection revealed that the buckets were filled with water and the passengers realized they were looking at the airfield’s “firefighting equipment.” ISPs and data centers facing damaging and […]

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Data Centers and ISPs Aren’t Prepared for DDoS Attacks

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Most successful businesses have an entry somewhere in their books for what’s called “inventory shrinkage.” These are financial losses due to issues like employee theft or shoplifting, products damaged in handling, and cashier or online shopping cart errors. As long as the shrinkage is kept at a manageable level, businesses are inclined to view it […]

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What is a Cloudflare?

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What Is A Cloud Flare? Let’s start with one polite correction: many people who are largely unfamiliar with the content delivery network named CloudFlare refer to it as “a cloud flare.” In reality, CloudFlare is a trademarked name which is often used to refer to all companies providing similar services, in the same way you […]

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DDOS Protection

What is DoS and DDoS attack protection?

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What Is DDoS Attack Protection? Unfortunately, the term “DDoS attack” has become quite familiar to those who operate company or organization websites – and even those who read or watch the news. DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) blasts have become so common that around half of all firms surveyed by IT research companies say they’ve […]

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DDOS Protection

What is anti DDoS?

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What Is Anti-DDoS? One of the biggest hazards any company or organization faces today is the loss of its Internet connectivity. In an enormous number of industries and market segments, online sales and operations have become more important than brick-and-mortar stores and in-person contact. And the biggest hazard of all is a DDoS (Distributed Denial […]

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What is DDoS and how is it mitigated?

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What is DDoS – And How Is It Mitigated? Remember the good old days when the most serious computer security problems facing businesses were which anti-virus program to use, how often to change passwords, and whether Linux was really safer than Windows? Today those are minor questions, on the same order of importance as whether […]

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Cloud

5 Reasons Why You Should Use Dedicated Server Over Cloud Hosting

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Five Reasons To Choose A Dedicated Server Instead Of Cloud Hosting It’s sometimes difficult for managers and owners to make technical decisions, since in many cases the arguments for all of the options will seem sound and convincing to non-technical ears. And one of the most important but often-confusing decisions that companies face is where […]

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Dedicated Servers

Why get a dedicated server?

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Why Get A Dedicated Server? So your business has a website, maybe several. The shared or VPS hosting bill is certainly reasonable enough, maybe $10 per month, perhaps $50 per month. But then your IT guy sends you a memo, telling you that you really should get a dedicated server – at a markedly higher […]

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What is a dedicated server?

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“Dedicated” is a word that’s music to the ears of executives and business owners. They love dedicated employees, they are pleased when vendors assign them a dedicated sales representative, and they’re always looking for designers or contractors who will create dedicated solutions for their company’s needs. A dedicated server is the perfect web hosting alternative […]

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DDOS Protection

Collaboration Seen as Crucial Component to Future Cyber Security Efforts

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Cyber and DDoS attacks have regularly dominated headlines and newswires in 2015. In the past several months, the hackings of the US government’s Office of Personnel Management and Ashley Madison databases have ensured that such security breaches will remain large in the public’s conscious.

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Dedicated hosting service

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Dedicated Hosting Service: For Serious Businesses That Need Serious Hosting Companies that don’t host on the cloud are often ashamed to admit it, in the same way that many San Franciscans hide the fact that they don’t drive a Prius. Hybrid cars – and cloud hosting – are the “cool” kids on the block. For […]

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DDOS Protection

CEO Sharktech, Tim Timrawi, “Our Expansion to Europe is Part of a Bigger Play”

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Sharktech, a DDoS protection company headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada, has announced the opening of its Amsterdam data center, bringing automatic DDoS protection to European companies’ IT infrastructure. Hostingjournalist.com spoke to Sharktech CEO, TimTimrawi, about their DDOS mitigation technology and the importance of having DDoS protection infrastructure positioned close by.

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Anatomy of a DDoS Attack

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Gone are the days of an organization being targeted solely by elite hackers. Today, an aggressor needn’t be a hacker at all: The high school student across the street, a disgruntled employee, or the customer who had an unfortunate experience with your organization can all shutter your online availability with DDoS attacks. Got it! So, […]

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Dedicated Servers

New Servers and Upgrades in Denver and Chicago

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Sharktech, a designer, developer, and supporter of advanced DDoS protection technologies, is pleased to announce upgrades in both Denver and Chicago.

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The X3470 on Gigabit Link for only $79/month in Denver

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Sharktech, the leading provider of secure cyberspace with unique in-line and cloud-based DDoS protection technology, today announces a limited sale at its Denver, Colorado data center.

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Why DDoS Protection Is Critical

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Once your home computer, office computer or laptop has been hit by a virus, you take anti-virus programs a lot more seriously. Malware on your computer can cause big problems, and after struggling to remove a virus or losing important data, it’s only natural to make sure you’ve done everything possible to prevent future issues.

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DDOS Protection

Modern DDoS Protection Techniques

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In the good old days, “bad guys” intent on bringing down a website or server only had to launch a DoS (Denial of Service) attack, pinging the target over and over again from their own computer until the target machine was overwhelmed and went down. These forays were relatively easy to fight off, particularly with […]

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Are Major Global Brands Most In Need Of DDoS Protection?

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News stories about major DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attacks have become so common that most of us just skim over them or skip reading them completely. Every year, new records are set for the “largest attack in history,” and with hackers offering to launch a small DDoS attack for as little as $100, even […]

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Is The Cloud A Magic Bullet For DDoS Protection?

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Many companies and service providers have based much of their DDoS protection and mitigation efforts on the apparent benefits that a significant amount of cloud capacity can provide. In fact, the marketing of some providers’ DDoS mitigation services relies almost entirely on the halo effect that the mystical word “cloud” can have on clients.

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Interview With Tim Timwari, CEO Of Sharktech

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Sharktech, one of the earliest providers of DDoS mitigation services continues to forge ahead into enterprise space, providing security solutions to its customers around the world, including to numerous state agencies. We recently got the chance to talk to CEO Tim Timrawi about his business and some of the latest trends impacting the security space. […]

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DDoS Attack Objectives

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For many organizations situated at the receiving-end of a coordinated DDoS attack, the objectives of the attackers may not necessarily be self-evident. In too many cases, organizations come under the cross-hairs of multiple DDoS campaigns – with the campaigns being launched and orchestrated by different groups.

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Sharktech Opens Gateway to DDoS Protection in Europe

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Sharktech, the leading DDoS protection company, today announced the opening of its Amsterdam data center, bringing automatic DDoS protection to European companies’ IT infrastructure.

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DDOS Protection

The Cost of a DDoS Attack

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According to the results of a study conducted by Kaspersky Lab and B2B International, a DDoS attack on a company’s online resources might cause considerable losses – with average figures ranging from $52,000 to $444,000 depending on the size of the company. For many organizations these expenses have a serious impact on the balance sheet […]

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Types of DDoS Attacks

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DDoS attacks come in many different forms, from Smurfs to Teardrops, to Pings of Death. Below are details about the common types of attacks and amplification methods.

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What is a DDoS Attack

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According to Google, a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack is an attempt to make an online service unavailable by overwhelming it with traffic from multiple sources. They target a wide variety of important resources, from banks to news websites, and present a major challenge to making sure people can publish and access important information.

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Anyone Can Launch a DDoS Attack, Or Worse, is Already a Part of One

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Gone are the days of an organization being targeted solely by elite hackers. Today, an aggressor needn’t be a hacker at all: The high school student across the street, the disgruntled employee, or the customer who had a poor experience with your organization can all shutter your online availability.

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DDOS Protection

The State of Cyber Security and the Approaching Inflection Point

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For the past 40 to 50 years, the Internet has been an advantage to drive economic development, intelligence, human rights and democracy. Today, the Internet is threatened by cyber attacks and breaches. Given the inherent asymmetry, the Internet has the potential to become a liability.

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DDOS Protection

How BitTorrent could let lone DDoS attackers bring down big sites

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Some of the most widely used BitTorrent applications, including uTorrent, Mainline, and Vuze are also the most vulnerable to a newly discovered form of denial of service attack that makes it easy for a single person to bring down large sites.

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Networking

Sharktech Announces Partnership with China Unicom and China Telecom

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Sharktech, the leader in Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) protection services, is pleased to announce that it has partnered with China Unicom and China Telecom, making the company the only Los Angeles provider optimized to serve Asia with the fastest pipes and DDoS protection up to 100 Gbps.

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