This blog series explores the various options for DDoS protection and help organizations choose the optimal solution for themselves. The first part of this series covered the premise-based DDoS mitigation appliance. This installment will provide an overview of on-demand cloud-based solutions. Subsequent chapters will also cover always-on and hybrid solutions.
However, DDoS protection is not a one-size-fits-all fixed menu; rather, it is an a-la-carte buffet of multiple choices. Each option has its unique advantages and drawbacks, and it is up to the customer to select the optimal solution that best fits their needs, threats, and budget.
This blog series explores the various options for DDoS protection deployments and discusses the considerations, advantages and drawbacks of each approach, and who it is usually best suited for.
Evasive malware has become a key threat to businesses’ sensitive data. Stealing and selling sensitive data on the Darknet is a lucrative business for hackers, who increasingly rely on evasive malware to penetrate corporate networks.
A study by Verizon found that over 50% of data breaches involve the usage of malware in some capacity. Indeed, some of the largest and best-known data breaches on record, such as Target, Anthem Health, The Home Depot and the U.S. Federal Office of Personnel Management (OPM) were the result of evasive malware running undetected in the network over long periods. These organizations all have large security teams, massive IT budgets and multi-layered anti-malware protections. And yet, in each of these cases these defenses were all circumvented by evasive malware.
In the past five years, we have watched a rapid evolution in both sophistication and scale of DDoS attacks. Long gone are the days of the traditional Denial of Service (DoS) attack. Now, threat actors use massive IoT botnets to enslave millions of devices into global scale DDoS attacks. They confuse defenses by launching short multi-vector attacks in bursts, they multiply the force impact of their attacks by using TLS/SSL, and even destroy systems with Permanent Denial of Service (PDoS) attacks.
DDoS protection pricing is all over the map, and can get fairly complex. However, there are a few key questions to ask in order to make sure you’re not paying too much.
As DDoS attacks grow more frequent, more powerful, and more sophisticated, many organizations turn to DDoS mitigation services to protect themselves against attack. DDoS protection vendors range in all shapes and sizes, from dedicated DDoS mitigation providers to CDN vendors who add website DDoS protection, to ISPs who resell DDoS protection as an add-on. As a result, the quality and cost of such service can vary wildly, and many customers end up purchasing protection packages that are either inadequate, or too big for their needs, resulting in unnecessary costs.
Using rate limiting for website protection has significant drawbacks when it comes to your business. Here are four ways rate limiting is costing you money, and what you can do about it.
There’s no point in being coy about it: if you use rate limiting to protect your website, then you’re probably losing business because of it.
Many DDoS mitigation service providers claim to have cloud ‘signaling’ capabilities between on-prem detection and cloud scrubbing centers. In practice, many of these marketing claims only pay a lip-service to true hybrid signaling. These three questions will help you assess whether your cloud signaling is just blowing smoke.
Previously we looked at increasingly popular multi-CDN strategies, and how best to secure them. This part takes a broader look at CDNs in general, and how bringing back your security from the ‘edge’ can improve the overall security of your web applications.
Bringing back your security from the ‘edge’ of the CDN has many advantages – particularly in multi-CDN deployment scenarios. We take a look at the various deployment models for creating a centralized security protection layer, and when each should be considered.
Adopting a multi-CDN approach can be great for performance, but can also create some complex security challenges.