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Forex trading platform developer MetaQuotes just announced that it has added the functionality of using third-party Anti-DDoS services. The new Anti DDoS Proxy Server component, allows brokers to shift the burden of blocking unwanted connections, to a third-party vendor’s server network.
When using an Anti DDoS Proxy Server, all clients are connected to the provider’s public access points, instead of being connected directly to the access servers. Unwanted connections are sorted out in the provider’s own network of servers, while legitimate connections from real clients, are forwarded to the access servers. The broker’s infrastructure is practically not affected.
Akamai Technologies, is offering a portfolio of cloud security solutions. The provider’s massively distributed platform, is unparalleled in scale, with over 200,000 servers across 130 countries, thus providing customers with a superior performance and with a superior threat protection.
By leveraging Akamai’s massive global network as a defensive shield, MetaTrader 5 will now be able to immediately bolster the protection of its clients from DDoS attacks”, said Mr Josh Shaul, Vice President of Web Security, Akamai Technologies. “Our tools allow stopping attackers long before they are able to reach the MetaTrader 5 systems or clients.