Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) Protection Solutions
IBM Cloud Internet Services is a set of edge network services for securing internet-facing applications from DDoS attacks, data theft, and bot attacks, as well as optimizing their web apps or ensuring global responsiveness and the ongoing availability of their internet-facing applications.…
DDoS Protector is part of Check Point’s Attack Mitigation Solution and is a real-ttime, perimeter attack mitigation device that secures organizations against emerging network and applications threats. DDoS Protector protects the infrastructure against network and application downtime…
Voxility DDoS Protection is 1 Tbps+ acclaimed DDoS protection that works with almost any application. It is used frequently to protect online games, DNS, TCP services, HTTPS and HTTP websites. The vendor uses 9 scrubbing centers in 8 cities in US and EU right in the path of regular…
Instart Web Security is designed to secure your web apps from the dangers of the public web. All entry points into your application servers, whether it be your website, your APIs, or your web apps can be protected and secured with Instart Web Security. Instart provides protection…
EfficientIP offers DNS Blast, which delivers carrier-grade DNS performance for ISPs and enterprises, enhancing security while reducing infrastructure complexity. It is a purpose-built hardened security appliance combining fast DNS cache appliance (up to 17 Million QPS) with advanced…
What are DDoS Protection Solutions?
Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) protection solutions help keep an organization's network and web services up and running when they suffer a DDoS attack. DDoS attacks are made with the intent to deny businesses access to network resources or to shut-down access to an organization's website or applications. These attacks are not intended to steal information or damage security measures, but simply to shut down or reduce the performance of their target website or application for the duration of the attack. For this reason, typical security measures are inadequate for preventing DDoS attacks. DDoS protection solutions are important for any business that relies on network technologies or provides online services.
DDoS attacks attempt to flood an organization's network with large volumes of traffic from bots or hijacked browsers. Because of this, most businesses do not have the bandwidth to withstand a DDoS attack with manual or on-premises solutions. Cloud based, or hybrid DDoS protection solutions protect businesses by identifying illegitimate traffic before it reaches an organization's network, and redirecting that traffic to their large volume of data centers. With a DDoS protection solution, legitimate users will be able to access an organization's web services but attackers will never reach the network infrastructure.
Illegitimate Traffic Recognition
To recognize illegitimate traffic, DDoS protection solutions monitor attributes and behaviors of normal users, such as IP addresses and cookies. The DDoS protection solution uses this information to distinguish between traffic from typical users and traffic that is unusual. When under attack, the DDoS protection solution can redirect traffic from users that do not match up with the observed attributes and behaviors of a typical user, ensuring that they do not flood an organization's network.
DDoS protection solutions are either active 24/7 or require manual activation. Constantly active DDoS protection solutions redirect illegitimate users automatically whenever there is an abnormal surge in traffic, while manual DDoS protection solutions must be activated by an administrator when an attack occurs.
DDoS Protection Solution Features and Capabilities
- Infrastructure Protection (Layer 3/Layer 4)
- Website Protection (Layer 7)
- DNS Reflection Protection
- DNS Amplification Protection
- Traffic Monitoring
- Illegitimate Traffic Recognition
- High Network Capacity
- Post Attack Analysis
Many DDoS protection solutions have a free version sufficient for smaller businesses that may not require 24/7 monitoring. For larger businesses, DDoS protection solutions usually offer a premium package for a monthly subscription. These packages typically include features like 24/7 monitoring, post-attack analysis, and greater access to the bandwidth of the protection service. Depending on the features desired, subscriptions can start as low as $100-200/mo but can easily reach into the thousands for the highest levels of protection.
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