DDoS Protection

Alexander Abgaryan
CEO, Senior DevOps

One of the most unwanted messages that the owner of a commercial website can receive is that the system is not responding to user requests. The most probable cause, in this case, would be a DDoS attack. This situation can cause huge financial and reputational losses.

What is a DDoS attack?

A DDoS attack is carried out by sending a huge number of false requests to an Internet resource. If the attack is successful, the denial-of-service to normal traffic occurs as the system stops responding to customer requests. Due to this, the Internet service suffers great losses. Such an attack can be carried out by competitors or other adversaries. Currently, creating a DDoS attack using special bot programs is not difficult, so every site should be reliably protected.

DDoS Protection Services

In order to be protected against DDoS, you should use special services that have proven in practice to be reliable. Such services will recognize malicious requests and filter them out, allowing only useful traffic to reach the system.

Among the options available on the market, we most often choose Cloudflare. This company offers service packages at a fixed cost per month, regardless of the level and number of attacks that will have to be stopped. For large systems, you should purchase a package with a maximum level of protection.

Amazon also has its DDoS protection, it’s called AWS Shield. Like Cloudflare, it gives a free option of services, but it will not be able to stop large-scale attacks. For better protection, you need to purchase the AWS Shield Advanced package.

AKAMAI service also stands out from the many offers on the market, it is capable of protecting from all types of DDoS attacks on systems and network structures.

It is worth noting that in addition to ensuring security, such companies usually provide a CDN (Content Delivery Network) service as well. This useful service caches the static content of the site, and stores the cached pages on its servers, transferring them to the users in response to requests, thereby increasing the page loading speed.

Are you protected from DDoS attacks?
Please, contact us for advice and security checks on your site.

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