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    Six Ways a Multi-tiered Security Strategy Benefits Businesses

    Distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks have been on the rise in recent years. These attacks can easily elude and overwhelm most common defenses, paralyzing their targets. Investing in some type of dedicated DDoS defense is now a must for many businesses. The best way to effectively deal with these attacks is with a multi-tiered defense. This includes on-site detection and mitigation devices, combined with the power of an off-site scrubbing center.

    Vann Abernethy, senior product manager of NSFOCUS, and Jeff Lyon, founder of Black Lotus, present six ways a multi-tiered security strategy benefits businesses.

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    Click through for how a multi-tiered approach to security offers effective end-to-end protection.

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    They allow for immediate, automatic identification and reaction to short, frequent attacks, while delivering the power to deal with even the most massive assaults. The front-line system will generally handle smaller attacks (under 2 Gbps, such as small floods or application-layer attacks), but can off-load the traffic to the scrubbing center in the case of larger attacks.

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    They keep a DDoS attack away from your core network and security products to prevent stress and allow them to continue doing their jobs. Some DDoS attacks are actually smokescreens for other activities, so avoiding the burden of a massive packet-per-second (PPS) load helps keeps you protected.

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    They provide you with a world-class specialized team of experienced DDoS defenders to help mitigate even the most complicated attack 24/7.

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    They decrease downtime and strain on website infrastructure, even in the case of specialized attacks (e.g., application-layer). The traffic is re-routed to the scrubbing center and only clean, legitimate traffic is allowed to pass through to the website.

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    They provide a specialized service for service providers to add to their portfolio, and give enterprises the peace of mind that their customers and partners can still access goods and services.

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    They create an automatic safety net that helps with response time in case of an attack. You will take comfort knowing that someone is on the case almost immediately.

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