Big Cartel


Industry: ecommerce

Customer since: March 2021

Location: Salt Lake City, Utah

Why Chainwide

Chainwide enables the team to focus on what matters - creating great platform for artists - while helping them tackle technical challenges like DDoS mitigation and offloading traffic from the origin server

Big Cartel

Since 2005, Big Cartel has been a company built by and for artists. They provide creators with a simple, straightforward platform that allows them to showcase their work and make a living doing what they love. Big Cartel is home to nearly a million clothing designers, bands, record labels, jewelry makers, crafters, and other artists.

Protecting customers from the changing DDoS landscape

According to Arbor Networks, DDoS attack size has increased 1,233% in the past five years, with a CAGR of 68%. Big Cartel has also observed the same trend, as well as a shift from layer 3 and 4 attacks to layer 7 — with traffic spiking 1,000 times their normal load. 

Chainwide partnered with Big Cartel to provide consistent and secure experiences for their user base, including DDoS mitigation to defend against attacks of varying scales by proactively monitoring traffic patterns and updating the configurations to block malicious traffic before it reaches the origin server.

" Since partnering with Chainwide, our security posture has strengthened.  We detected many vulnerabilities and malicious traffics which we would have missed if it wasn't for them. We lean on Chainwide to create our IT security strategy and has helped lower our IT costs by 3x already. "

Lee Jensen, Technical Director