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Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS)

A distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack is a malicious attempt to block a specific service, network or server from functioning by inundating it with internet traffic. DDoS is achieved by deploying numerous malware infected computer systems that serve as Internet traffic sources thus denying genuine requests access to the network. A DDoS attack is akin to a traffic situation using parked automobiles to prevent vehicles arriving at their destination. DDoS is a powerful mechanism designed to attack specific systems to cause crashes and to deny access to genuine users. The objective is to render websites, servers, services and networks inoperative.

The different types of DDos attacks are “Attack based on Volume” in which hackers saturate a site’s bandwidth by directing huge traffic toward the network, “Application level attack” that causes web applications to be coerced to perform complex tasks entailing higher computing time, “Protocol attack” that includes rendering server resources inaccessible by exploiting their vulnerabilities, and “Fragmentation attack” an attack that disrupts the data fragmentation and reassembly process with fake data packets that cannot be reassembled. DDoS amplification methods like DNS and Chargen reflection are also employed to replicate server requests multiple times over causing server failure.

Mitigating DDoS risks to your servers and web applications is very a challenging task. AttackSolutions will reconfigure your firewalls and routers to prevent DDoS attacks and keep them up to date with the latest security patches. AttackSolutions Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) protection offers cybersecurity that is imperative to your business. Attack Solutions ensures that genuine users can access your website while detecting and filtering out malicious attacks, protecting your web servers. The AttackSolutions application can be integrated into the network to analyze and classify incoming network traffic as “malicious”, “doubtful” or “safe”, and permits the blocking of dangerous traffic.

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