Five Ways to Protect Against DDoS Attacks - Slide 7

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As cyber crimes get more sophisticated, businesses must be able to constantly adapt to these new security threats. While there are no methods or tools that can completely prevent DDoS attacks from happening, having a security “insurance policy” in place is the first step in ensuring that you are completely prepared. The ability to quickly suspend this new level of attack is tantamount to protecting company data as well as your business as a whole.

Distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks are able to take out an entire site in a matter of minutes. Firewalls and traditional tools like intrusion detection and prevention systems cannot always mitigate the security risks associated with these threats.

New techniques and technologies in DDoS attacks can be more aggressive than their DoS predecessors and require a different kind of approach to network security. This slideshow features some of the tricks and tools, identified by Jim MacLeod, product manager at WildPackets, that can be employed to hinder the flow of a DDoS attack.


Related Topics : Network Security, Unified Threat Management

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