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Building a Wall to Prevent DDoS Attacks

Posted on 8.28.2016

Enterprises are waking up to a harsh reality - at some time in the future, they will likely be the victim of a DDoS (distributed denial of service) attack.

DDoS attacks overwhelm networks with huge amounts of data and they can degrade service significantly, often forcing websites and services offline completely. In the second quarter of 2016 global incidences of DDoS attacks increased dramatically according to multiple reports, and what’s worse, the increase in their frequency seems to be accompanied by an increase in their volume — attacks peaking at multiple hundreds of Gigabytes per second are now quite common.

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Web professionals, of course, are actively seeking out solutions (there are numerous vendors offering protection/mitigate from DDoS including Radware, Akamai, DosArrest, Fortinet, Incapsula, Cloudflare and many, many others) and establishing processes that will mitigate the impact and limit exposure, and everyone seems to have an opinion on the matter.

Managed cloud and dedicated server hosting provider Server Mania, for example, is the most recent to comment on the rise of distributed denial-of-service attacks. The company, commenting on NexusGuard’s Q2 2016 DDoS Threat Report, suggests that the sharp increase demonstrates the need for DDOS protection as standard for all web and infrastructure hosting.

“DDoS attacks are a risk for businesses of all sizes. Huge attacks are commonplace, and effective attacks are so easy to launch that they pose a risk to every business with an online presence,” explained ServerMania CEO, Kevin Blanchard, “That’s why we believe DDoS protection should be included with infrastructure hosting plans as standard. All ServerMania hosting plans include DDoS protection capable of mitigating all known types of DDoS attack.“

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