DDoS Protection – Yes, There is Such a Thing as Too Much Web Traffic

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Web traffic. It’s the holy grail for countless enterprises that rely on an Internet presence as an integral part of daily operations. But there are forces at play on the digital frontier that thrive on maliciously delivering so much traffic to a targeted site that it becomes overwhelmed to the point it ceases to function. Welcome to the world of Denial of Service (DoS) attacks. Global Digital Forensics introduces a security offering to help businesses thwart potentially crippling DoS and DDoS attacks.

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a Denial of Service or Distributed Denial of Service attack (DoS, DDoS) can bring a normally thriving and vibrant business to its knees.

Just like when Mother Nature shakes her fist at a coastal city and a hurricane surge breaches a protection levee, a Denial of Service or Distributed Denial of Service attack (DoS, DDoS) can bring a normally thriving and vibrant business to its knees. Fortunately for businesses however, getting protected against a DoS cyber onslaught isn’t going to take the US Army Corps of Engineers, the National Guard, or any of the other vast resources demanded to deal nature’s wrath. Global Digital Forensics has introduced a DoS security offering to combine the core ingredients necessary to proactively, and if necessary reactively, deal with a DoS attack, without breaking the bank or a client’s IT department to do it.

What is a DoS or DDoS Attack?

Joe Caruso, founder and CEO of Global Digital Forensics. explains it like this, “A DoS attack, or Denial of Service attack, is when an enormous amount of “junk” traffic is forced on to a targeted web server by a hacker, or hackers, to achieve such overcapacity that legitimate traffic is denied access to the site. Now, while a successful DoS attack can be orchestrated and executed with very few computer systems, Distributed Denial of Service attacks (DDoS) bring a turbo charger with a nitrous boost to the race. A DDoS attack can be launched by controlling a massive zombie army, or botnet, which are made up of previously compromised systems under hacker control. The crazy thing about zombie systems and botnets is the users of the systems the hackers control are typically totally unaware their systems are being used for nefarious purposes. And to give you and idea of how massive a botnet can be, there are known spam botnets out there that are millions strong. You can just imagine the surge of requests a botnet that large could flood any targeted site with. Amazon, VISA, Sony, PayPal, eBay and countless other huge industry names, as well as government agencies like the FBI and the CIA, have been successfully shut down for a period of time by DDoS attacks. But as threats evolve, so must protection, and that’s where we come in.”

How can Clients Get Protection Against Denial of Service Attacks?

“As first line responders for corporations, businesses, schools, hospitals and government agencies of all sizes over the years, we have formed affiliations and partnerships with industry leaders in many areas of cyber security. Recently, we added DoS protection services under the Global Digital Forensics cyber security umbrella as well. We see what customers need and hear what they want first hand, and affordable, controllable and robust protection against DoS attacks is usually perched pretty high on everyone’s wish list, but finding an effective program that delivers real DoS attack protection has always been a real hit or miss affair. And in this game, any miss is a big miss. Our DoS protection program is a proven “instant-on” cloud-based system that put’s vigilance, flow control, monitoring and remediation together into one offering, making it a practical, cost effective solution to contend with the ever present danger of DoS attacks.”

“Our clients will not only have tremendous insight into the traffic their site receives through the GDF security portal, but the ability to set and fine-tune baseline parameters, and hundreds of other customizable settings, to warn of any sudden spikes in near real time. Once established parameters are exceeded and suspicious traffic is identified, a team of DoS specialists will be instantly notified, they will investigate the situation and determine the best steps to take to remediate the problem, all done without impacting the regular flow of business. This allows us to customize the response and recommendations for the particular situation at hand instead of trying to force a square peg into a round hole with a one-size-fits-all response approach. And for added reliability, the system is run through six different servers in three different geographic locations.”

While absolutely no solution can prevent every conceivable DoS attack method, especially those yet to be conceived and released into the wild, clients can count on substantial and proven protection from DoS threats with the GDF DoS protection program.

*Global Digital Forensics is a recognized leader in the cyber security field. To speak with a cyber security specialist about the GDF DoS protection program or any other cyber security concerns, including cyber intrusion/data breach emergency incident response and/or customizing a security plan tailored to suit your unique needs, call 1-800-868-8189 anytime 24/7, or visit http://www.evestigate.com for more information.

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