DDoS Mitigation


Short for distributed denial of service, DDoS attacks are when a massive influx of web traffic from a multitude of IP addresses floods a machine or network resource. As a result, all systems shut down, preventing legitimate requests from being fulfilled. Think of it as a group of protesters crowding the entrance of a store to disrupt normal operations and keep buyers out; it’s essentially the same thing. 

DDoS mitigation protects attacked networks by passing internet traffic through “traffic scrubbing” filters. More specifically, it correctly identifies human traffic from bots and hijacked web browsers by examining attributes like IP address, cookie variations, http headers, and Javascript footprints. Because of how common DDoS attacks are these days, it’s recommended for any business with public-facing IP addresses or DNS  servers to have anti-DDoS tech and an anti-DDoS emergency response in place. 

What are the implications of a DDoS attack? 

  • Revenue Loss – Downtime can affect bottom line up to and over $300k/hour (Gartner) 
  • Theft – Funds, customer data, and intellectual properties can all be stolen 
  • Productivity Loss – Critical network systems become unusable, halting productivity of workforce 
  • Reputation Damage – Customers lose trust because site is inaccessible, and their data has been stolen.

Want to know more about how you can protect yourself from a DDoS attack? Talk to our Technology Advisors today.

 

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