Gladius A Decentralized DDoS Protector and CDN

With Gladius any users can make money from their unused bandwidth while website owner can both accelerate and safeguard their website by leveraging the power of a global decentralized network community.

Making the Distributed Denial of Services or DDoS run effectively, you don’t need an expert hacker. Event a non-experience teenager can easily harm the server resources. According to the recent report of securelist.com, in the second quarter of 2017 DDoS attacks being more and more frequently used as a tool for political struggle. The Qatar crisis was accompanied by an attack on the website of Al Jazeera, the largest news network in the area, Le Monde and Le Figaro websites were targeted in the heat of the presidential election in France, and in Great Britain they recalled a year-old incident with the Brexit voter registration website where some citizens were excluded from the referendum because of the continuous attacks on the website.

The report shows, quite a significant event took place in the USA: the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) revealed plans for abolishing the principle of net neutrality, legislatively mandated two years before. The public comment system of the Commission website was rendered inoperative for about a day and eventually was completely disabled as a result of a massive attack. The reason for the crash remained unclear: it was either an invasion of the opponents of net neutrality, who were flooding the system with identical comments, or, on the contrary, an attack launched by the supporters of net neutrality, who tried to prevent their adversaries from flooding the FCC website with fake comments.

In the context of geography of attack, according to the report, DDoS attacks were registered in 86 countries in Q2, where the largest number of the attacks were aimed at China (58.07% of all of the attacks), which is 3 p.p. higher compared to the previous quarter. South Korea went down from 22.41% to 14.17% and retained second place nonetheless, while the USA rose from 11.37% up to 14.03%, almost catching up with South Korea.The top 10 accounted for 94.60% of attacks and included Italy (0.94%) and Netherlands (0.84%), pushing down Vietnam and Denmark in Q2. Russia (1.23%) lost 0.37 p.p., moving down from fourth to sixth place, while Great Britain went up from 0.77% to 1.38%, a rise from seventh to fifth place.

In a traditional way the solution to protect from DDos attack is by filtering the traffic request, which one is good or bad traffic request. If the request is good, it will allowed to the target servers and vice versa.  Another approach is to decentralized the site’s delivery, making the attack ineffective or much complicated. Those approach in seemingly effective, but the content delivery network (CDN) is relatively expensive. Without the proper protection, they remain  potentially vulnerable to some more sophisticated DDoS attacks.

But what if we have the decentralized CDN that features a DDoS mitigation technology and is available a an affordable cost. Gladius have a try in this approach by combines peer-to-peer DDoS protection and Ethereum technology to form the ultimate content delivery network and DDos protection network. Gladius offers faster content delivery and increased protection at an affordable cost.

Individuals from around the world will download the Gladius desktop client and start renting their unused bandwidth and computation power to Gladius token that are worth money. Instead of paying huge CDN and security subscription fees, website can tap into these pool of users to make their site load faster and become resilient to DDoS attackers. So, the unused bandwidth becomes the currency to a power security and speed through the internet.

By creating localized pools of independent nodes, sites can cache their content close to users. When the site is under attack, these requests are routed to the many unique nodes that will individually scrape and verify to let only trusted connections in and the bad one is out.

The limited private pre-sale of Gladius token (GLA) is live now and will be ends in 8 days to come. The ICO will be starts in November 1st at 02.00 (UTC) and will ends in by the end of November 2017.

Company name : Gladius
Official website : Gladius.io
Announcement : Bitcointalk.org
White paper : English
Telegram : t.me/gladiusio
Twitter : @gladiusIO
Facebook : @gladiusio
Reddit : r/GladiusNetwork

 

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