DDoS mitigation typically involves coordinated activities that proactively detect and protect the intended target and networks from a DDoS attack. This is done by passing network traffic addressed to the target through high-capacity network resources that scrub the data for any malicious characteristics. As a rule, DDoS mitigation should occur in the background and continue to allow legitimate traffic to access your services at network speed.
The key to effective DDoS mitigation lies in separating incoming traffic into known human traffic and bot-generated traffic. This is done by utilizing threat intelligence to compare incoming signatures and examine traffic attributes. Best practices for DDoS mitigation include employing anti-DDoS technology and having an emergency response plan.
Multi-level DDoS protection, performance scalability, and broad deployment flexibility are key parts of that plan and help protect your critical applications and networks. The A10 Application Delivery Controller (ADC) and Threat Protection System (TPS) product lines are critical for effective DDoS mitigation. Plus, they protect against the growing threat of DDoS attacks and provide an environment that is highly available and secure.
Learn how A10 helps organizations mitigate a DDoS attack.