When you conduct business on the Internet, cyberattacks are what you fear the most. And when we look at the profile of the victims of these types of attacks, we can conclude that nobody is safe from these cyber crimes. The DDoS attack is one of the most common and devastating cyberattacks. Therefore, a protection at all times is necessary to protect your network and data. Here is what you need to know about this type of attack.
What is a DDoS attack?
A DDoS attack (Distributed Denial of Service attack) is what we call in French a denial of service attack. It is a computer attack that aims to prevent users from accessing an online service. It can consist of flooding a network to prevent its operation, disrupting or obstructing the connection. Unlike DoS attacks, DDoS attacks come from multiple sources and are aimed at the same target. Attacks of this kind have already targeted and caused significant damage to companies such as CNN, Yahoo, Amazon or eBay. To prevent this, a ddos protection will be useful.
Solutions to protect yourself
To prevent cybercriminals from reaching your servers, you must of course set up a protection system. DDoS protection, cleaning center as well as the use of SYN cookies are some of the solutions. The first one, DDoS protection, allows you to mitigate the attacks thanks to the implementation of several layers of filtering. When you put it in place, no malicious traffic likely to cause an attack reaches the server. The second option, the cleaning center, consists of setting up a buffer server that filters and cleans the traffic. When you face an attack, malicious requests are no longer able to reach the targeted servers.