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Case Study: Soccer Shots

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dyn.com @dyn page 1 Customer Challenge The Soccer Shots registration site was being flooded with bad bot traffic during its peak business season. Solution Oracle Dyn Web Application Firewall (WAF) Oracle Dyn Managed DNS Results The Oracle Dyn team quickly onboarded Soccer Shots and mitigated the threat. "The fact that we were able to prevent what could have been a catastrophic event speaks to the effectiveness of the Oracle Dyn team and the tools they provide." – Chris Paradise Director of Technology at Soccer Shots Soccer Shots Blocks Malicious Bots with Oracle Web Application Security Chris Paradise, director of technology at Soccer Shots Franchising, remembers when he first realized his company was under attack. It was late summer when Soccer Shots—which works with franchisees around the U.S. and Canada to offer soccer enrichment programs for youths ages 2 to 8—started to notice high levels of instability on its team registration website. The site was moving slowly and close to crashing, and franchisees were contacting the company in droves to investigate the issue. Paradise initially thought the instability was because of a sudden surge in registrations. Fall was coming, and that is Soccer Shots' peak season. But further analysis revealed a much bigger problem. "We determined it was actually bot traffic that was hitting our servers and leaving open connections that were left waiting to time out," Paradise said. "They kept hogging up all our server resources. No matter how quickly we tried to mitigate it on the back end, the traffic levels just kept climbing back up." With Soccer Shots leaders and franchisees growing increasingly concerned, Paradise decided to get in touch with the technical account management team at Oracle Dyn. The team quickly got Soccer Shots up and running with Oracle Dyn's cloud-based web application firewall (WAF), which provides advanced bot management capabilities. After that, Soccer Shots went live with Oracle Dyn Managed DNS. Within days, the company began to see a major reduction in bot traffic and business operations returned to normal. "The Oracle Dyn team was really quick to respond and set up a plan," Paradise said. "The fact that we were able to prevent what could have been a catastrophic event speaks to the effectiveness of the Oracle Dyn team and the tools they provide. The team regularly reaches out to us to check in and make sure we're still getting the results we need." Oracle Dyn Case Study: SOCCER SHOTS

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