DDOS mitigation solutions

DDOS attacks are really inexpensive to execute. It can cost as little as $200 to organize and direct a DDOS attack on a business.

Cyber-attacks have become one of the biggest issues for successful companies. Without precautinary measures, that we will discuss futher in this report, no business is immune to a DDOS attack. Imagine your web system being down for hours and days while loosing your revenue and reputation.

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What's DDOS attack?

A distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack is a malicious attempt to disrupt a normal traffic of a targeted server, service, or network by overloading the target with traffic from multiple sources.. DDoS attacks achieve effectiveness by utilizing multiple compromised computer systems as sources of attack traffic. Exploited machines can include regular computers and other networked resources such as IoT devices.

Why does it happen?

The number of DDoS attacks keeps growing. For example, the cybersecurity company ATLAS Security Engineering and Response Team (ASERT) revealed, that it observed over 10 million attacks of this nature in 2020, which is around 1.6 million more than in 2019 (https://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/news/ddos-surge-202-covid/)

Attacks in 2019:
8 400 000+

Attacks in 2020:
10 000 000+

IT downtime cost:
5 600$ per minute

DDoS attacks cause monetary loss, operational challenges and a loss of customer trust.

Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks have increased by 542% during the COVID-19 pandemic. While attacks are cheap to orchestrate, an impact on companies can be devastating. According to Gartner, the average cost of IT downtime is $5,600 per minute.

DDoS attacks have direct and indirect losses. Direct damages are loss of revenue,  loss of productivity, labor costs associated with mitigating attacks. Indirect costs are reputation loss, customers’ dissatisfaction, regulatory repercussions, compromised data.

How to prevent it?

You need to work with professionals who can analyze your IT infrastructure, applications, compliance requirements to find the most effective solutions.

From a technical respective, there’re 3 types of anti-DDOS solutions to mitigate DDOS attacks.

On-premise
Solution

DDoS Mitigation
Provider Platform.

Hybrid cloud
Platform

On-Premise Solution

When you have your own IT infrasture and prefer to control everything. Premise based anti-DDOS appliances need to be installed and integrated it into your existing system.

PROS:

  • Everything is under your full control. No dependancy on 3rd party providers.
  • Easy installation process. Your anti-DDOS appliance should be installed between your edge router and core switch.

CONS:

  • High cost.
  • Takes time to deploy (purchase, deliver, physically connect the anti-DDOS appliances).
  • Require high capacity network connections from your edge router to IP providers.
  • Can cause some serious expenses in case of a DDOS-attack (if you use bandwidth-metered connections to your IP providers).

DDoS Mitigation Provider Platform.

From a technical perspective, all it takes is to adjust your DNS settings to redirect your web resources to a DDOS mitigation provider. Interconnecting your system with a DDOS mitigation provider lets you receive only clean traffic.

PROS:

  • Easy and fast to deploy (within hours).
  • Inexpensive service.
  • No additional hardware needed.

CONS:

  • Dependancy on 3rd party providers.
  • High skilled engineering is required.

Hybrid cloud Platform

In most cases using Hybrid Cloud Platform means that your web applications are installed on a public cloud (AWS, Azure, Google) and connected to your software (web servers, databases, etc) through a private link (most datacenters provide direct connections from colocations to public clouds).

PROS:

  • Most consistant and technologically effective solution.
  • Usually, WAF (Web application firewall) is included with the solution.

CONS:

  • Require deep integration between your applications and public cloud providers.

Which one to choose?

  • From our experience, most companies start with DDoS Mitigation Provider Platform, because it’s the fastest to deploy, and then set up the hybrid model.
  • Usually when companies experience urgent situations, they need a solution as soon as possible. We recommend choosing a DDOS mitigation provider platform as the fastest soluation.

Feel free to contact us so our engineers will analyze your particular situation and suggest the most suitable solutions and providers to achieve your goals.

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Here are the Facts

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Years of Experience
500
Networks Designed
2000
Servers Racked
10000
Servers Managed
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Security Breaches

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