Gladius
Gladius
Token: GLA


Decrease Load Times. Fight DDoS.

ICO dates
Start date: 2017-11-24
End date: 2017-12-31

Registrated in: USA

Platform: Ethereum

PREMIUM ICO

http://gladius.io/ Screenshot
Gladius categories
Software Business services
Gladius whitepaper
Video
Gladius token sale
KYC passing required No | Whitelist No | Restriction for countries No
Soft cap 2,000,000 USD
Hard cap 12,500,000 USD
Token distribution in ICO
60%
60%
Price 500 GLA = 1 ETH
Acceppting ETH
Gladius news, social
Gladius search trends in Google
Random whitepaper excerpts

GLADIUS NETwork whitepaper
Table of Contents
1 | Our Motivation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1.1 The Gladius Solution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
1.2 Gladius’ Mission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
1.3 Primary Objectives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
1.4 The Gladius Platform . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
1.5 DDoS Protection Market . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
1.6 Content Delivery Market . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
2 | Gladius Token . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2.1 Token System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
3 | General Architecture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3.1 Platform Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
4 | Roadmap . . . . . . . . ...

GLADIUS NETwork whitepaper
1.1 | The Gladius Solution
How Gladius is changing the cybersecurity landscape.
DDoS attacks are becoming an increasing reality of operating a business with an internet
presence. These attacks can cost an incredible amount of money, not just in lost uptime, but
also a loss of consumer trust and crisis PR. Last year alone DDoS attacks amounted to a $150
billion loss, while on average corporations can spend over $5000 a month on protection
from other DDoS protection services, even if they never suffer an attack. This happens while
a majority of computing power and bandwidth in the world goes unused. Gladius envisions
a future where these vast resources can be utilized to mitigate attacks. (Incapsula and
SecureList)
By leveraging the blockchain to allow communication between computers, and a pay as
you go marketplace, Gladius can facilitate the creation of the extremely fault tolerant and
inexpensive pools tailored to a client’s specific needs. Asside from just filt...

1.2 | Gladius’ Mission
Our motivations, directions, and goals as a company.
GLADIUS NETwork whitepaper
Since the dawn of the internet, the technology surrounding websites has been constantly
evolving. With this new technology comes the power to enhance a business’ online
presence but also harm it. Technology is truly the greatest double edged sword, however.
Gladius’ mission is to negate the harm brought by new vulnerabilities and take advantage
of the same style of decentralized network that attackers have long used. Gladius is
concerned primarily with protection from DDoS attackers and the implementation of a high
quality CDN.
While there are many who believe DDoS protection is only needed in very few
circumstances, DDoS protection is important for any entity that has a presence on the
internet. DDoS attacks have cost millions for household names like Blizzard Entertainment,
the BBC, and GitHub. The average DDoS attack costs a company 2.5 million dollars.
Any business should w...

GLADIUS NETwork whitepaper
1.3 | Primary Objectives
The primary milestones we are aiming for with our core product.
Phase I: Building an Initial Content Distribution and DDoS Protection Network
The Gladius team is aiming to create a CDN and DDoS mitigation service by using
blockchain technology, distributed mining pools and smart contracts.
This goal will be met and these technologies will be incorporated throughout
the entire course of Phase I which is made up of 3 stages (see Roadmap). Once
Phase I is complete, there will be a complete and comprehensive network that
is capable of handling several Gbs of connections per second and drastically
improving site load times. This will include multi-level protection and a private
rollout to select partnered websites.
Phase II: Develop Network to a Commercial Scale
The aim of Phase II is to finalize the network from Phase I and making it
commercially viable on a large scale. This means greatly increasing the amount of
data throughput ...

GLADIUS NETwork whitepaper
1.4 | The Gladius Platform
How our entire system comes together.
Gladius’ goal is to create a fully decentralized, peer to peer, serverless node
network to connect bandwidth and storage pools to websites looking for
DDoS protection and expedited content delivery. Anyone with a computer can
download and run the Gladius peer client in the background to rent out their
unused bandwidth and storage space and earn Gladius Tokens (GLA). Large
pools with hundreds, if not thousands, of nodes will then be able to handle
a continuous stream of requests to validate website connections and block
malicious activity.
Client nodes can be started up on any Linux, Windows, or MacOS machine and
will automatically run in the background when you choose. Users will be part of
localized verification pools. Every website request a user validates will earn them
Gladius Tokens. In turn, users can sell these tokens back to websites to create an
economic cycle that promotes th...

GLADIUS NETwork whitepaper
The process will be streamlined for both the clients and the requesters. People
who want to purchase web services will simply be able to create an account
with Gladius, purchase Gladius Tokens through us, choose a website they wish
to synchronize, set a base and max price for how much they are willing to spend,
and then request and monitor all connections to their website.
Nodes will easily be able to create a local account and wallet, configure the
network settings to open any necessary ports, join any pools that they are best
suited for, and start earning GLA. Users will be able to toggle when they are
renting their spare bandwidth and space in a matter of seconds. There will also be
additional configuration settings to automatically toggle the service based upon
time of day, other programs running, and even more in-depth user configurable
parameters.
1.5 | DDoS Protection Market
What is pushing the DDoS protection market forward.
It has become incr...

GLADIUS NETwork whitepaper
2) Unfavorable market conditions
While the need for DDoS protection as a concept is excellent, the solutions
available are not. DDoS protection is often very expensive and has varying
degrees of success. The lack of a reliable and cheap solution creates a need for
new players in the DDoS protection business.
3) Government interest
Numerous attacks to private industries and government databases in past years
has brought more attention to defending government information. This has
increased the demand for proper protection from DDoS attacks.
DDoS attacks are unfortunately becoming increasingly common and are en route
to becoming an expected occurrence for any company on the internet.
According to
Nexusguard’s Q1 2017 “Threat Report”,
DDoS attack frequency has
increased by a staggering 380 percent in the first quarter of 2017. Nexusguard is
currently a huge player in the business of DDoS mitigation and thus their word is
not to be t...

GLADIUS NETwork whitepaper
However, according to
Forbes,
a single “angry gamer” was to blame for such
a devastating blow to numerous companies. The fact that a single person can
bring down corporate giants is an extremely worrisome concept and must be
addressed.
In response to this attack, the United States department of Homeland Security
has taken measures to prevent future DDoS attacks. However, even Homeland
Security admits in their article,
Snapshot: Turning Back DDoS Attacks,
“CSD’s
DDoSD project is beginning to tilt the playing field toward defenders. Much
work still needs to be completed, especially in the area of developing proactive
defenses against new types of attacks. Cyberspace is always changing, and the
work to prevent DDoS attacks and other threats from malicious actors will never
stop.”
With all of this information in mind, it is evident to any observer that there is
much work to be done in the field of DDoS protection. It is ...

Gladius Roadmap

1
October 5th Pre Sale
The launch of our private presale and the start of our outward fundraising. Accredited investors will have the chance to kickstart the Gladius network from ground zero.
2
October 31st Soft Network Launch
The first publically available version of the Gladius network that everyone can get their hands on. Put your Gladius Tokens to use in our alpha platform.
3
November 1st Public Token Sale
Our first and only public sale of tokens for the platform. Take advantage of early coin multipliers and get in early. Only a fix number of coins will exist!
4
March 2018 Full DDoS and CDN Launch
The beta release of the Gladius network. Fully featured with the cornerstones of our CDN and DDoS mitigation services.
5
August 2018 Full Public Launch
The first official public release of the network. Websites and businesses of all shapes and sizes will be able to use our network to speed up and protect their sites. Full support and assistance included.
6
December 2018 Further System Optimizations and Stretch Goals
The final bells and whistles of the platform. From the various stretch goals, to bullet-proof security, and everything in between.
Jeremy Epstein
Jeremy Epstein Marketing Advisor

Max Niebylski
Max Niebylski Founder & CEO

Michael Terpin
Michael Terpin PR advisor

Frank Bonnet
Frank Bonnet Technical advisor

Ori Levi
Ori Levi Marketing Manager

Mike Balagna
Mike Balagna Marketing Communications advisor

Hansco Leek
Hansco Leek Operations advisor

Alex Godwin
Alex Godwin Co-Founder and Blockchain / Pools

Ruben Stranders
Ruben Stranders AI Advisor

Marcelo McAndrew
Marcelo McAndrew Co-Founder and Backend developer

Konrad Seweryn
Konrad Seweryn Web Developer

Roi Dalal
Roi Dalal UI/UX Designer

Ruben Stranders
Ruben Stranders
AI Advisor
Tech Advisor
Hansco Leek
Hansco Leek
Operations advisor
Mike Balagna
Mike Balagna
Marketing Communications advisor
Ori Levi
Ori Levi
Marketing Manager
MARKETING ADVISOR
Frank Bonnet
Frank Bonnet
Technical advisor
Tech Advisor
Advisor
Advisor
Founder DCORP.it Technical Advisor Gladius
Michael Terpin
Michael Terpin
PR advisor
CEO, TRANSFORM GROUP
CEO of Transform Group, chairman BitAngels
Blockchain Adviser, CEO, Transform Group; Chairman, BitAngels / USA
CEO, Transform Group; Chairman, BitAngels
Founder and CEO, Transform Group
Transform Group, CoinAgenda
Founder and CEO of Transform Group, Advisor at ICOBox
CEO, Transform Group Chairman BitAngels Managing Director bCommerce labs
CEO Transform Group, CoinAgenda, BitAngels
PR Advisor CEO at Transform Group & Chairman at BitAngels
Advisor
Transform Group CoinAgenda
Founder & CEO, Transform Group
CEO OF TRANSFORM GROUP & ADVISOR FOR ICO BOX
Primary crypto advisor
Founder and CEO of CoinAgenda
Advisor
Advisory Board Member
co-founded BitAngels
CEO Transform Group
Transform Group CEO
Advisor Blockchain Expert
Founder and CEO of Transform Group
Advisor Blockchain Expert
Advisory Board Member
Jeremy Epstein
Jeremy Epstein
Marketing Advisor
CEO, Never Stop Marketing
Marketing Advisor
CEO of Never Stop Marketing, has 20 years of international marketing experience
Advisor
CEO at Never Stop Marketing
Jeremy EPSTEIN
Jeremy EPSTEIN
CEO @ Never Stop Marketing