All enterprises need to have mitigation solutions in place. Information security is vital in the workplace and DDoS has become more complex over time. Determine whether services are the best option for primary protection through this whitepaper.
When most people think of denial of service (DoS) attacks, they think of the large pipe-saturating
distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks aimed at the network layer. However, attacks on website
or application availability are not just volumetric in nature. Many attacks are designed to cause
resource exhaustion somewhere in the application stack, the application servers, middleware,
or back-end database.
Integrated on-premises solutions offer tight control and flexibility, but can be quickly overwhelmed by a large volumetric attack. Managed cloudbased services deliver protection from those largeattacks, but can be expensive if used for all traffic, all the time. By using a combination of on-premises security devices and a cloud-based scrubbing service to handle volumetric attacks, organizations maintain control, while spinning up cloud-protection services as needed to handle the largest volumetric floods.
Don't ignore DDoS; instead, take preventive action. With that in mind, IDC believes that hybrid defense scenarios (on-premises equipment married with cloud services) will continue to grow as organizations seek to parry advanced application and large-scale volumetric attacks and as solution providers and product vendors work to deliver joint solutions.
DDoS attacks seem to constantly be in the news, continually evolving and growing in complexity. You may have heard about the big, volumetric attacks that took down Donald Trump’s campaign website and Brazilian government sites during the Olympics. But while volumetric attacks still reign supreme, there are other, more insidious, low-level DoS attacks that can also damage your site, your applications, and your business. If you think you’re ready for a DDoS
attack—or that you don’t need to worry about one—make sure you’re not buying into some of these popular myths.