ddos prevention appliance


All one has to do is take a look at the latest headlines to know that Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks are becoming increasingly commonplace in the enterprise environment. But that doesn't make them any less of a threat. In fact, quite the opposite. These days, powerful DDoS attacks have the ability to shut down dozens of servers, causing hours of lost service time, while damaging brands and costing victim companies millions in lost revenues. And many of these attacks now come equipped with stealth capabilities that can easily dodge... [Read More]
by RSS Stefanie Hoffman  |  Apr 10, 2014  |  Filed in: Security 101
In a recent post we explored the Myths about DDoS. Despite their infamy, many misconceptions surround the world of DDoS but now that you know the facts let's go one step further. Typical internet security appliances come prepackaged with signatures and rules that help identify attacks as simple as they come. This works in many cases but does not make any distinction between the attack traffic and legitimate users who are just trying to view your website. There is also the ever looming threat of zero-day attacks that signature based approaches are... [Read More]
by RSS Hemant Jain  |  Mar 21, 2014  |  Filed in: Security 101
Last month we explored the History of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) Attacks and how they have developed over time. DDoS attacks are one of the most fundamental and their use in disrupting services online has been unabated since the early 1970's. That being said, DDoS attacks are still one of the top threats to networks the world over, constantly adapting to new standards of protection and security. There are many different flavors of DDoS attack and almost as many misconceptions. Myth 1: It only happens to the other guy Most network and... [Read More]
by RSS Michael Perna  |  Mar 07, 2014  |  Filed in: Security 101