Denial-of-service (DoS) attacks are on the rise and have evolved into complex and overwhelming security challenges. Although DoS attacks are not a recent phenomenon, the methods and resources available to conduct and mask such attacks have dramatically evolved to include distributed (DDoS) and, more recently, distributed reflector (DRDoS) attacks—attacks that simply cannot be addressed by traditional on-premises solutions. HOSTING Advanced DDoS Protection, provisioned as a service at the network edge, matches the sophistication and scale of such threats, and can be used to mitigate DDoS attacks of all forms and sizes including those that target the UDP and ICMP protocols, as well as SYN/ACK, DNS amplification and Layer 7 attacks.
As technology advances DoS attacks will only increase in complexity and magnitude. Traditional on-premises DoS solutions simply can not adapt to the wide range of new attack vectors, and are rendered completely ineffective for attacks that exceed an organization’s network capacity. HOSTING Advanced DDoS Protection is designed to mitigate and keep pace with the changing threat landscape. HOSTING’s partner in DDoS protection, CloudFlare, is an operator of one of the largest global networks on the Internet, and leverages its aggregate network capacity across 86 points of presence and uses the learnings from attacks against any individual customer to protect all customers on the network.