Properly implemented DDoS mitigation is what keeps websites online during an attack. Explore the process of DDoS mitigation and the important characteristics to look for in a service.
DDoS mitigation refers to the process of successfully protecting a targeted server or network from a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack. By utilizing specially designed network equipment or a cloud-based protection service, a targeted victim is able to mitigate the incoming threat.
There are 4 stages of mitigating a DDoS attack using a cloud-based provider:
Traditional DDoS mitigation solutions involved purchasing equipment that would live on site and filter incoming traffic. This approach involves purchasing and maintaining expensive equipment, and also relied on having a network capable of absorbing an attack. If a DDoS attack is large enough, it can take out the network infrastructure upstream preventing any on-site solution from being effective. When purchasing a cloud-based DDoS mitigation service, certain characteristics should be evaluated.
After reading this article you will be able to:
What is a DDoS Attack?
Denial Of Service
Web Application Firewall (WAF)
Ping of Death (historic)