Imperva Protects Largest School District in Inland Southern California from Website Attacks

REDWOOD SHORES, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Mar. 28, 2017– Imperva, Inc. (NASDAQ:IMPV), committed to protecting business-critical data and applications in the cloud and on-premises, today announced that the Corona-Norco Unified School District (CNUSD) is using the Imperva Incapsula service to protect its 20 websites. CNUSD deployed the Incapsula service with DDoS protection and Web Application Firewall (WAF) to protect against crippling DDoS attacks and other malicious web application attacks.

“In March 2016, we noticed some actors attempting to disrupt the service and availability of our public webservers and our parent-accessible grading web servers. Based on the disruptive nature of the attack and a review of the district’s content filtering logs, which revealed access from within the network to vBooter, Rage Booter and other DDoS-for-hire services, we believe the attack was student related,” said Brian Troudy, director of network and infrastructure at CNUSD. “These services are so easily accessible, that all it takes is $7on a credit card to render the district’s internet connection useless.”

Founded in 1888, CNUSD encompasses 53,000 students and faculty in 51 K-12 schools and is among the top 100 school districts nationwide. As a leader in transformative education technology, CNUSD depends on online resources to support its curriculum. Any server downtime is detrimental, so in addition to the on-premises, next-generation firewalls and cloud-hosted security solutions, CNUSD realized it needed to protect its online infrastructure and assets.

Commenting on the choice of Imperva Incapsula, Troudy stated, “CNUSD’s foremost goal is to provide the best instruction possible in a safe and secure learning environment, and Imperva enables us to reach this goal. Onboarding was ultra-simple, and our websites were protected within two days. Plus, we easily configured and tuned Incapsula to meet our needs and have benefited from the tremendous amount of reporting visibility.”

“Imperva Incapsula is an ideal solution for education institutions like CNUSD that require a reliable, scalable and secure website to meet the demands of their online learning platforms,” said Tim Matthews, vice president of marketing for Imperva. “Using Incapsula, organizations of any size can protect their infrastructure with enterprise-grade web application security, DDoS mitigation, performance optimization and load balancing.”

For more information on Imperva Incapsula, including CDN, DDoS protection and Web Application Firewall, visit, or read the CNUSD case study at