With the scope and size of distributed denial-of-service attacks on the rise, cybersecurity experts like Barrett Lyon -- the founder of anti-DDoS company Prolexic Technologies -- are finding new opportunities in the provision of mitigation solutions designed to protect enterprises from a disruptive and potentially costly threat. Recently, Lyon brought together a team of experienced specialists to start Defense.net, which seeks to refine current DDoS mitigation solutions by eliminating false alerts. The company attracted $9.5 million in seed capital from Bessemer Venture Partners and is scheduled to open for business next month.

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