Everi boosts security after rise in cyber attacks

Everi boosts security after rise in cyber attacks

Thursday, April 14, 2016 Totally Gaming
The slot machine giant has been suffering up to 8,000 attacks per day

Everi has acted to improve the security of its systems after revealing it is suffering up to 8,000 cyber attacks per day.

The slot machine manufacturer, whose products are located in 90 per cent of casinos in the US, has entered into a wide-ranging partnership with network protection specialist Infoblox in reaction to an increase in attacks over the last eight months.

Infoblox’s ‘Internal DNS Security’ solution and NetMRI and Reporting Server tools will be employed to protect around $20bn (€17.8bn) in gaming-related transactions each year, Everi said.

“Traditional firewalls and anti-virus software don't prevent these attacks,” said T.J. Short, Everi chief information security officer and vice-president of infrastructure. “The attackers are getting smarter every day; they're getting new tools, new ideas, new concepts, so we have to have defences that are leading edge, that can change, adapt, and update very quickly.

“We did a comparison of multiple ways of protecting our DNS, and Infoblox came out on top, well above the competition.”
Ashish Gupta, chief marketing officer at Infoblox, added: “Whether a company is just starting to realise its potential or is a billion-dollar global powerhouse, the reality of today's digital economy is that constant attacks are the norm.

“Infoblox helps organisations take control of their network security, so they can focus more on what truly matters-serving their customers and growing their business.”

TotallyGaming.com says: “After last month announcing a net loss for the final quarter of 2015, Everi needs to be sure its expanded business is heading in the right direction. Any action that will make its machines seem a safer bet will be welcomed by operators, customers and shareholders alike.”

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