Artificial intelligence innovation is making it easier for iGaming operators to protect their assets

Distributed network attacks are often referred to as distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks. These types of attacks take advantage of specific capacity limits that apply to network resources, such as the infrastructure on which an online casino website is based, for example. The DDoS attack will send a large number of requests to the attacked web resource in order to exceed the website’s capacity to handle so many requests and thus prevent it from functioning properly. Fortunately, artificial intelligence (AI) remains key to the iGaming industry, and NETSCOUT, a cybersecurity company, wants to show why.

The tech firm recently unveiled an innovative AI-based solution by which iGaming operators will be able to automatically and immediately block a large number of DDoS attacks. As a result, they will be able to simplify operations and minimize the risk that many of their platforms may experience.

The new solution leverages the ATLAS network, an unparalleled source of visibility into DDoS attack activity on the Internet. A large amount of ATLAS data is selected, analyzed, and correlated, thanks to AI.

This intelligent pipeline is constantly updated and shared in real-time with the Arbor Threat Mitigation System (TMS). Through this process, cybersecurity departments will be able to recognize the IP addresses of devices on the Internet that are used to launch DDoS attacks.

As a result, specialists will have the ability to effectively and efficiently block up to 90% of attack traffic, without the need for extensive analysis, during an attack. “This is an innovative way to block DDoS attacks,” said Darren Anstee, director of security technology at NETSCOUT.

There is no doubt that with this AI-based approach, online casinos will experience less business impact from blocked legitimate traffic and will spend less time analyzing DDoS attacks. This simply generates more profits for operators.