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“Project Shield:” Open Source DDoS Protection Platform

Project shield safeguards online news and free expression to defend freedom of information and help uphold the democratic process within the Internet society. It protects some of the most vulnerable victims of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks for free, by taking applications from news and political organizations, independent journalists and election monitoring organisations. It defends these users against cyber attacks and crimes using a reverse proxy. This allows websites to direct all traffic, both real traffic and spam traffic from cyber attacks, through Project Shield, which filters and catches the malicious traffic.

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