Top Five Recommendations for Mitigating the Effects of DDoS Attacks - Slide 5

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A brute-force or flooding-type of DDoS attack is relatively easy to identify, though it requires high performance and sophisticated real-time analysis to recognize and block attack traffic while simultaneously allowing legitimate traffic to pass.

Detection of the more insidious application-layer attacks requires a thorough understanding of the typical behaviors and actions of bona fide customers or employees accessing the applications being protected. In much the same way that credit card fraud detection may be automated, on-premise DDoS defense systems establish legitimate usage profiles in order to identify suspicious traffic and respond accordingly.

According to Corero Network Security (CNS: LN), a leader in on-premises Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) Defense Systems for enterprises, data centers and hosting providers, for all the pain and suffering DDoS attacks have caused, there are a number of best practices that companies can implement to reduce their risk. The most effective defense against DDoS attacks requires expert preparation of defensive resources, ongoing vigilance and a rapid, organized response.

“The cat-and-mouse game between IT administrators, criminals and hacktivists has intensified in 2011 as the number of application-layer DDoS attacks has exploded. Coupled with an increase in political and ideological hacktivism, companies have to be extremely diligent in identifying and combating attempts to disable their websites, steal proprietary information and to deface their Web applications, ” said Mike Paquette, chief strategy officer, Corero Network Security.

This slideshow features Corero’s top five recommendations for mitigating the effects of DDoS attacks.

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