INTERNET GIANT Google has opened Project Shield, its service for small websites that don't have the forces to repel denial of service attacks that might come their way.
Google introduced the service on Google+, saying that it is aimed at websites that might otherwise be at risk of online disruption.
"Project Shield, [is] an initiative that enables people to use Google's technology to better protect websites that might otherwise have been taken offline by "distributed denial of service" (DDoS) attacks. We're currently inviting webmasters serving independent news, human rights, and elections-related content to apply to join our next round of trusted testers," it said.
"Over the last year, Project Shield has been successfully used by a number of trusted testers, including Balatarin, a Persian-language social and political blog, and Aymta , a website providing early-warning of scud missiles to people in Syria. Project Shield was also used to protect the election monitoring service in Kenya, which was the first time their site stayed up throughout an election cycle."
Interested websites should visit the Google Project Shield page and request an invitation to the experience. They should not try to do the same at Nvidia's website, as they will probably just come away with a handheld games console. This will not offer much assistance against DDoS attacks.
According to a video shared by Google last night, Project Shield works by combining the firm's DDoS mitigation technologies and Page Speed Service (PSS). µ
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