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Organizations today are interacting more than ever with their customers, employees and partners through websites and applications. This increased web presence represents a high value target for today’s advanced denial-of-service (DoS) and distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks. With DDoS attack remediation averaging $500,000 or more, organizations need fast, simple and effective protection that can scale to block the largest, and most advanced, attacks.
The Managed IT Security Services marketplace is complex and constantly evolving, StrataCore can help you source the best IT security solution for your specific business needs.
Managed DDoS Protection services provide organizations with a simple and effective solution to mitigate the growing threat of DoS and DDoS attacks. Combining highly-scalable infrastructure with in-depth, 24x7 security operations centers (SOC), a high capacity and resilient Managed DDoS Protection service can stop even the largest network – and application – layer DDoS attacks before they reach your applications.
Managed DDoS Protection allows your organization to defend your web presence, preserve sales revenue and safeguard your brand.
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Some of the features of Managed DDoS Protection:
Complete protection - receive network traffic-flow visibility, threat detection and complete mitigation for volume- and stealth-based attacks
Proven effectiveness - stop attacks that common security measures like firewalls, load-balancers, and intrusion protection and detection services (IPS/IDS) can’t
Simplicity and savings - save time and resources with an industry-leading DDoS-protection solution implemented and managed by security professionals
Proactive updates - stay one step ahead of evolving attacks with layered protection measures that are consistently monitored and updated
Understanding Managed DDoS Mitigation Services
There are few basic features of DDoS protection services that every company should have. First, DDoS services should always-on and should never-off be able to prevent or mitigate a DDoS attack. Second, DDoS services must always be able to respond to attacks in a reasonable amount of time. Lastly, DDoS attacks should ideally be prevented by a comprehensive and diligent defense strategy. By understanding the characteristics of DDoS attacks, you will have a better idea on how to best secure your company's network from such attacks.
One of the greatest characteristics of managed DDoS protection services is their ability to work as a real-time solution. If an attacker can spoof his IP address and connect to your server, security services will be unable to detect it since it will happen in the real-time.
This means that if the attacker does not get through the first layer of your security system, he might still be able to bypass the next one and attack your server at your office. In such cases, it is highly advisable to have DDoS mitigation services working in real-time. With real-time protection, your security service provider can quickly detect and thwart attackers before they do significant harm.
As mentioned earlier, managed services work best when implemented as a comprehensive security solution. Many companies that offer managed DDoS protection services are aware that prevention is better than cure. Some may even resort to hybrid services (managed attacks plus mitigation) to ensure that their servers do not fall prey to DDoS attacks.
These hybrid solutions usually work in two ways. First, the attacker is often dissuaded for several hours by the increased response that the security service company has made to its request.
Second, at the same time as the attacks are taking place, DDoS mitigation services are making use of their own man-made software to try to stop the attack. This software, which is called a "rogue antivirus" application, can pretend to be another malware application (such as a Trojan horse or some other rogue program) and thus gain access to data centers.
Once it is in possession of data, it spreads its malware throughout the system. It may even change system settings, causing damage to critical system files, or causing data centers to crash. Managed services that utilize this type of technique should be taken seriously.
Another major problem that some people see with managed services is that they are not always-on. Some malicious attackers rely on attacks taking place while people are online. If the Internet is open, the bad guys can send their messages across and wait for the victim to log onto the web.
This means that while many people are trying to take precautions against DDoS attacks, they are also unwittingly letting DDoS criminals know where they are located.
For this reason, many companies are finding it necessary to hire proactive measures against DDoS attacks. Managed DDoS mitigation services employ the use of multiple resources that help to prevent attacks while simultaneously trying to repair any damage that has already been done.
The best ones will have an experienced team that can respond to requests for assistance in real-time. The service provider will also work to isolate the cause of the attack and mitigate against it before it causes too much damage. This is one of the most important things that anyone can do in terms of network security.