Outage update and our future safeguard solutions

The outage that happened today was again identified as a DDoS attack, which was stopped through joint safeguard methods implemented at the ISP and PressReader ends. Moving forward, we will be implementing a third party solution to monitor DDoS attacks to stop them in a more efficient time frame and prevent the outages we have been experiencing in the recent weeks.

This monitoring solution will be implemented in the upcoming weeks, and until this is done, we are working with our ISP provider to monitor and mitigate our traffic separately to minimize the effect on our platform if another DDoS attack is attempted.

We are also investigating additional solutions that will safeguard our platform against not only DDoS attacks but other potential issues in the future.  Information on these additional solutions will become available as we plan to implement them across our platform.