Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) Protection Solutions

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Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) Protection Solutions Overview

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

Pricing Information

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.

Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) Protection Products

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Cloudflare, from the company of the same name in San Francisco, provides DDoS and bot mitigation security for business domains, as well as a content delivery network (CDN) and web application firewall (WAF).
36 ratings
9 reviews
F5 BIG-IP software from Seattle-based F5 Networks is a load balancing and application protection solution suite available on cloud or via virtual editions, on a subscription or perpetual licensing basis. The BIG-IP suite of products supports a wide range of security and application performance needs…
IBM Cloud Internet Services
45 ratings
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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.
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2 reviews
Fastly, headquartered in San Francisco, offers the Fastly Edge Cloud Platform Content Delivery Network (CDN). Priced by bandwidth in gigabytes and number of file requests, Fastly supports image optimization, video and streaming, load balancing, and cloud security via web application firewall (WAF) a…
Comodo cWatch
1 ratings
1 reviews
Comodo Cybersecurity headquartered in Clifton offers cWatch, a website malware and vulnerability scanner that provides content filtering as well at the free service level, and at paid premium subscription levels supplies WAF, DDoS protection, as well as load balancing and website performance protect…
StackPath (formerly Highwinds) CDN
The StackPath (formerly Highwinds) Content Delivery Network provides a scalable DNS with load balancing, traffic management, DDoS protection and Web Application Firewall (WAF) to support and protect enterprise websites and applications.
SiteLock TrueSpeed CDN
Web security company SiteLock in Scottsdale, Arizona offers TrueSpeed CDN, a content delivery network.
Cloudbric is a cloud-based web security provider, offering a Web Application Firewall (WAF), DDoS protection, and SSL. Its WAF component protects web applications from the most critical web app security risks as identified by OWASP, including DDoS attack, SQL injection, and cross-site scripting. Cl…
Kentik Detect is a DDoS prevent platform that monitors incoming traffic, monitoring for anomalies and orchestrates a mitigation response using third-party solutions.
Radware DefensePro
DefensePro DDoS protects the infrastructure against network and application downtime, application vulnerability exploitation, malware spread, network anomalies, information theft and other types of attacks.
Check Point DDoS Protector
CheckPoint DDoS Protector is a DDoS protection appliance that can block DDoS attacks within seconds.
A10 Networks Thunder TPS
The Thunder TPS product line is a platform that detects and mitigates multi-vector DDoS attacks functioning as a first line of defense for network infrastructure.
Neustar SiteProtect NG
Neustar SiteProtect NG offers 11.8+ Tbps of DDoS mitigation, what the vendor boasts as the largest dedicated data scrubbing network in the world, so the user can maintain an online presence and reduce the threat of theft.
SmartWall TDS
Corero SmartWall Thread Detection System (TDS) is a DDoS protection appliance that eliminates DDoS attacks in real time.
RioRey DDoS automatically detects and mitigates DDoS attacks in real-time.
Nexusguard is a cloud DDoS monitoring service.
Voxility DDoS Protection
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 Internet traffi…
Akamai offers distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack protection via Prolexic, including protection for web and IP based applications with DDoS mitigation and optional preemptive DDoS monitoring services.
CenturyLink DDoS Mitigation Service
With CenturyLink® DDoS Mitigation network security services you get layers of defense and visibility through enhanced network routing, rate limiting and filtering, and advanced network-based detection powered by our mitigation scrubbing center solutions. Safeguard your network, website and cloud app…
Flowmon DDoS Defender
Flowmon DDoS Defender is a scalable anti-DDoS solution. The vendor says that it leverages flow statistics from routers or dedicated network probes with advanced network traffic analysis for immediate detection of volumetric attacks led against applications and systems. It provides state-ofthe-art de…
Imperva DDoS Protection
Imperva provides DDoS Protection services for enterprise websites, networks, and domain name servers.
Bekchy is a cloud-based web application firewall, developed by Faydata Information Technologies Inc. Bekchy works in front of all web application servers. According to the vendor, Bekchy is used by finance, health, education, tourism and media sectors. It provides basic and advanced protection for …
AhnLab TrusGuard
Korean company AhnLab offers TrusGuard, an integrated firewall, IPS, VPN, anti-virus, and anti-spam security appliance featuring DDoS protection and secure connectivity with internal systems through an IPSec/SSL VPN.
Instart Web Security
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 across the entire t…
G-Core Labs
G-Core Labs provides a wide range of international services for customers of different industries that develop their business online. The company's services include managed hosting, content delivery network (CDN), advanced media platform for professional broadcasts and streaming of any complexity, p…