DDoS Mitigation


Denial of service (DoS) attacks are some of the most common and the most difficult types of attacks to defend against. It takes very little skill or resources for someone to launch a denial of service attack against almost any target. And if you are not prepared, you stand little chance of being able to defend your application against such an attack. If your business depends on the ability of your customers to reach your website or use your web application, then it is imperative for you to be prepared. You do not want to wait until you are under an attack to decide how you will defend against it.
There are two primary types of denial of service attacks. Network or volumetric attacks target layers 3 and 4 of the network stack. Application attacks target layer 7 of the network stack. The former works by sending a high volume of traffic against the target in an effort to overwhelm the network and prevent legitimate requests from getting through. A UDP or SYN flood is an example of a volumetric attack. Application DoS attacks, on the other hand, target the application layer such as the web server. It does not try to overwhelm the network, but rather will use techniques to exhaust the application server’s resources causing it to crash. An HTTP GET flood is an example of an application layer attack. Both types of attacks have the same goal which is to make your website or application unavailable to your customers.
Nearly all denial of service attacks today are distributed, meaning that the attack originates from many different sources rather than a single source. This makes defending against the attack much more difficult because the source of the attack may be hundreds or even thousands of hosts located anywhere on the Internet. The diagram below shows how DDoS attacks work.

DDoS-Attack-Graphic

Tectonic Security provides a managed DDoS mitigation service that prevents DDoS attacks from ever reaching your network and servers. This service requires no investment in hardware or changes to your network. It is an “always on” solution that ensures that your application will not suffer any downtime in the event of an attack. We will handle the setup and configuration, and will manage the service so that you can focus on your core business.
Our managed DDoS mitigation service provides the following benefits:
  • Reduced business disruptions through the interception and mitigation of attacks against your website or network
  • Improved customer satisfaction and protection of your reputation and brand value
  • Cost savings because you don’t need to hire full-time IT security resources to mitigate attacks
  • 24 x 7 monitoring and mitigation of network activity to proactively eliminate both layer 7 and and layer 3 – 4 DDoS attacks
  • A single point of contact for the handling and resolution of attacks
  • Weekly reports of security events and proactive configuration updates to provide maximum protection
  • Peace of mind that comes from knowing your website and applications are protected by our managed DDoS mitigation service