DDoS is the short form of Distributed Denial of Service. DDoS attack is a complex threat that your business can face. It is complex because there are many ways in which DDos attack can take place. The types of DDoS attacks used by hackers are volumetric attacks, application layer attacks and protocol attacks. The aim of DDoS attack is to shut a business down by sending huge amount of traffic which either brings down the network or the website.
The top 5 DDoS providers (survey Toptenreviews)
The ratings are given to the DDoS providers depending on the protection features provided by them. The major features to evaluate DDoS Mitigation provider are as below
Protection for Volumetric, Application layer and Protocol Attacks
The DDos Mitigation provider needs to have adequate tools to mitigate attacks which are volumetric, application layer and protocol attacks.
The volumetric attack is done by sending huge volume of traffic to a network or a website which is enough to destabilize the network bandwidth or crash a website. The attack is commonly done by hackers taking control of army of infected computers and they direct the traffic to the network or website to crash it.
Application layer attack targets the HTTP and SMTP protocols which manage the web browser and email services. This application layer attack targets the application interface and behaves real or human behaviour, which makes these types of attacks hard to detect.
Protocol attacks are generally use TCP/IP protocol. The attackers use fake IPs to send huge number of open requests, when your server tries to query back, it never gets any response because the IPs are fake. These requests are done by fake IPs to consume a lot of your server resources to bring down the network.
How to select a DDoS Mitigation Provider?
Your DDoS Mitigation provider must ensure 100% uptime guarantee SLA to protect your online services for any DDoS threats. The provider needs to ensure that their protection services comprise of three parts methodology, strong infrastructure and deployment.
You need a provider who can provide all three protection layers. They need to have a strong, rock solid network that can handle huge amount of bandwidth and traffic, a variety of protection methods to suit your business and site design, and fast, responsive deployment techniques customizable for your particular needs.