By Elmalla A. on January 4, 2018
Originally written for i-Awcs.
DDoS mitigation is a set of techniques or tools for resisting or mitigating the impact of distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks on networks attached to the Internet by protecting the target and relay networks. DDoS attacks are a constant threat to businesses and organizations by threatening service performance or to shut down a website entirely, even for a short time.
One technique is to pass network traffic addressed to a potential target network through high-capacity networks with "traffic scrubbing" filters.
Manual DDoS mitigation is no longer recommended due to DDoS attackers being able to circumvent DDoS mitigation software that is activated manually. Best practices for DDoS mitigation include having both anti-DDoS technology and anti-DDoS emergency response services such as Arbor Networks, Incapsula , Allot, Akamai, CloudFlare or Radware. DDoS mitigation is also available through cloud-based providers.
Stop DDos in 5 Minutes
With a business model dependent on 100% uptime for their online customers, the last thing SaaS companies can afford is a DDoS attack.
- Why SaaS companies are such a popular target for DDoS attacks
- What are the costs and risks of DDoS attacks to your business
- What are the steps SaaS companies can take to defend themselve
Like any business initiative, good preparation and planning can go a long way toward making the DDoS response process as manageable, painless, and inexpensive as possible.
- How you can effectively plan and execute your DDoS response plan
- What are the best practices for choosing and setting up the right mitigation solution for your organization
- What the steps and procedures for authoritatively responding to a DDoS attack