Whether a business has its website hosted in a secure, powerful VPS server hosting plan, or uses on-premise servers to host the website, distributed denial-of-service attacks can be crippling. According to a recent report from the Hosting News, knowing the weapons at a company's disposal is critical to fighting against DDoS threats.
The report said businesses should have an intimate understanding of how their firewalls, switches, routers, application front-end hardware, intrusion prevention systems, testing platforms, black holing, sink holing and clean pipes techniques can help them prevent a DDoS attack.
According to the report, each of the systems and techniques listed above can powerfully defend companies from DDoS attacks if the organization understands how to use them well.
Having just one powerful line of defense is not enough to fight against a DDoS attack, the report said, because hackers will simply switch to threaten another part of the network. As a result, aligning security systems to cover the entire network is critical, according to the report.
A recent report from FreshBusinessThinking.com establishes the difficulty of protecting against DDoS threats by pointing to recent attacks by cyber criminals that have put major businesses, and some government sites, out of service.