For the DDoS minded, it has been an interesting turn of the new year, and really interesting in the past few weeks. Newer and bigger attacks have been on the rise for a while, as mentioned by many analysts, and the media is writing more and more stories on DDoS, as they begin to affect ordinary people more and more...
Recently I was talking with the CIO of a sizeable hosting company and during our discussion about his security practices I asked him what his company does to mitigate DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attacks...
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A10 Thunder® TPS product line of Threat Protection Systems provides high-performance, network-wide protection against distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks, and enables service availability against a variety of volumetric, protocol, resource and other sophisticated application attacks.
Organizations are increasingly dependent on the availability of their services and their ability to connect to the Internet. Downtime results in immediate revenue loss. One of the largest persistent threats to service uptime is Distributed Denial of Service Attacks (DDoS). The networking industry and business analysts are seeing a trend in increasing DDoS attacks.
These attacks are occurring more frequently and with greater volumes and increased sophistication. Legacy DDoS protection solutions suffer from the following fatal limitations that have made them ineffective at protecting against these attacks:
- Lack of flexibility
- Inability to scale
The A10 Networks® A10 Thunder™ Threat Protection System (TPS) has been designed from the ground up to address these problems and protect services and connectivity from the next generation of threats...
DG (commissioned by A10 Networks®) conducted a survey of over 120 North American IT/Security decision makers to gain insights into Enterprise capabilities to deal with the rise of multi-vector DDoS attacks. The study assessed how DDoS attacks impact these enterprises, steps to address such threats, effectiveness levels of existing protection solutions and perceived barriers to increased protection, desired capabilities, investment focus and desired vendor characteristics.
For a multitude of industries—be it finance, healthcare, or e-commerce—DDoS attacks continue to threaten data privacy and business operations. Every year, attack mechanisms are growing more sophisticated to bypass existing firewalls, costing significant company revenue in IT resources and damaged brand recognition. With recent threats increasing in scale, cloud-based, commercial solutions are simply not enough. For enterprise data centers, sufficient DDoS protection relies on hybrid defense architecture, which can often be complicated and expensive to implement.
With the advent of global IoT-powered botnets, DDoS is a serious threat that is escalating to new levels of sophistication, volume and payload. As organizations develop Internet-dependent digital lines of business, and move large portions of infrastructure and applications to the cloud, the need to prevent devastating network outages caused by DDoS attacks is increasingly critical.
Internet Service Providers are facing more and more powerful DDoS attacks on a daily basis. Traditional security devices are susceptible to state attacks and incapable of detecting and mitigating layer 7 attacks. The A10 Thunder TPS dedicated DDoS mitigation solution will help ISPs meet their SLA obligations.
Data centers are experiencing DDoS attacks on a daily basis. Because the collateral damage of an attack on one tenant affects all tenants, the stakes are high and the costs of downtime are even higher. DDoS attacks are now responsible for one in five outages, so the new reality in security includes deploying dedicated DDoS mitigation devices to fend off this growing threat.
Today’s gaming providers need highly granular and versatile DDoS mitigation to be always "on." A10 Thunder TPS provides a high-performance, versatile and highly configurable DDoS solution that delivers network traffic insight and granular DDoS mitigation in this demanding environment.
Server availability to fulfill requests and responsiveness to clients are essential for computing transactions, especially for Web-based transactions. Outages are not tolerated and 99.999% uptime expectations are now normal...
Today, service providers such as cloud providers, Web hosting services, Internet Service Providers (ISPs) as well as large enterprises, require an environment that is highly available and secure, as the Internet is the main, if not the only way to channel an organization's services to its customers. Over the last few years, distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks have grown dramatically in frequency, size and complexity. While organizations have existing security strategies in place that mitigate a range of existing security threats, they are clearly not prepared to address this new breed of DDoS attacks, which leverage large distributed "botnet" networks of compromised "zombie" machines to simultaneously launch attacks using compliant protocols that are very difficult to detect and even harder to mitigate. It is clear that additional solutions are needed to complement existing security infrastructure in a layered defense model...
DDoS attackers can target gaming platforms that often use a combination of tools and tactics to try and find the weakest link and shut you down. A10 Networks Thunder TPS can protect you from multi-vector DDoS attacks to ensure your applications remain online and gamers stay in the game.
A hybrid defense strategy against multi-vector DDoS attacks. A10 Thunder TPS performs on premise protection, and has the ability to signal to Verisign’s DDoS protection platform when traffic levels start to exceed the Internet bandwidth thresholds of the A10 Thunder TPS.
DDoS attacks are devastating because of their large-scale impact. The large botnets send tenacious service requests and a high number of large data packets, all with the goal to render a service unavailable. The scale of traffic volume or service requests requires a defense solution with a lot of horsepower to analyze the voluminous traffic and take appropriate action. That said, it is important to validate your solution's performance in your own environment to ensure predictable operations in the real world. in this video A10 Networks and Ixia discuss the importance of performance for mitigating DDoS attacks.
DDoS attacks have evolved into bigger, more frequent, and more devastating multi-vector DDoS attacks. Most enterprises have existing DDoS security solutions that are unable to handle the volume and complexity of multi-vector DDoS attacks effectively and affordably.
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With increasing frequency and scale, some of the world’s largest data center and network operators are suffering from crippling Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks. Virtually every commercial and governmental organization today is largely - if not entirely – reliant on its online services, and service availability is completely at risk from the rising tide of DDoS attacks. If you are concerned about the possibility of major service outages due to DDoS attacks, you should ensure that your vendor can scale to mitigate the largest multi-vector attacks at your network’s edge..
Professional-grade DDoS attacks can now be launched with point-and-click toolkits and even easier mobile apps and online services. The lower barrier to entry has increased the number and frequency of these attacks. This whitepaper surveys the tools used today to launch DDoS attacks and how to defend your network against them.
A10's Application Delivery Controllers (ADCs) are a great way to transparently scale multiple security gateways, improving speed and availability, without forcing a compromise between performance and security.
This white paper highlights key A10 Thunder and AX Series ADC technologies to enhance secure gateway deployments (such as firewalls, Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) and more) including:
Over 3,000 enterprises and service providers have chosen A10 for their Application Delivery, Security and Next Gen Networking needs. A10 has risen to become the number 1 market share leader in Japan and number 3 worldwide. Multiple solutions and benefits have driven A10's impressive growth; this white paper maps out why A10 is the preferred choice.
The discovery of denial-of-service (DoS) cyber-attacks in 2000 marked a critical and historic point in cybersecurity. Every industry fights these basic concepts today, but they’ve evolved into distributed-denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks. This white paper explores how DDoS strategies help threat actors obfuscate attack sources and empowers them with a near limitless army of botnet machines. The result? Endless attacks from every region, every source and against every layer.
DDoS attacks are devastating because of their large-scale impact. The large botnets send tenacious service requests and a high number of large data packets, all with the goal to render a service unavailable. The scale of traffic volume or service requests requires a defense solution with a lot of horsepower to analyze the voluminous traffic and take appropriate action. That said, it is important to validate your solution’s performance in your own environment to ensure predictable operations in the real world.
A10 Networks' application networking, load balancing and DDoS protection solutions accelerate and secure data center applications and networks of thousands of the worlds largest enterprises, service providers, and hyper scale web providers.