What is Deflect?

  • Deflect is a reverse caching service for websites vulnerable to Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks. Though the websites don’t change their IP addresses, Deflect ensures their home servers don’t have to deal with a sudden influx of artificial visitors or ‘bots’ trying to drag the sites offline. Instead, these requests all get redirected to Deflect, a network of servers built specifically to handle them.
  • Meanwhile, legitimate traffic to the websites still gets full access to all published content. Unlike commercial mitigation services, we do not charge and we will not change the Terms of Use. There is no contract nor minimum length of time in which to stay on the network.