ddos mitigation


As further details become available for the massive distributed denial of service attack against Dyn on Oct 21 2016, here are some things FortiDDoS customers can do to protect themselves from a potential Internet of Things (IoT) botnet-based DDoS attack like Mirai. Mirai spreads by compromising vulnerable IoT devices such as DVRs. Many IoT manufacturers failed to secure these devices properly, and they don't include the memory and processing necessary to be updated. They are also usually not in control of the destination of their outbound... [Read More]
by RSS Hemant Jain  |  Oct 24, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
On Oct 21, 2016, yet another cyber assault happened on a large DNS provider's infrastructure, bringing down websites and services on the east coast of the United States. While it is easy to launch these attacks, the solutions available in the market have not kept pace. FortiDDoS is the only hardware logic solution in the market today that easily distinguishes between attack traffic and legitimate traffic at high rates and keep services up during such attacks. The DDoS attack on the DNS infrustructure of Dyn, a major DNS provider,... [Read More]
by RSS Hemant Jain  |  Oct 21, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
UDP floods are used frequently for larger bandwidth DDoS attacks because they are connectionless and it is easy to generate UDP packets using scripts.  DNS uses UDP primarily and under some circumstances uses TCP. Because of the usage of UDP protocol, which is connection-less and can be spoofed easily, DNS protocol is extremely popular as a DDoS tool.  Since DNS is a critically important protocol upon which the Internet is based, its availability is of utmost importance. To deny the availability, a malicious attacker sends spoofed... [Read More]
by RSS Hemant Jain  |  Mar 10, 2016  |  Filed in: Security Research