Working on the internet can often be a seemingly trouble-free environment to the point that we often take it for granted. We should always keep in mind that there are people who are bent on disrupting these services. One of the attacks that can disrupt a service called DDoS attack. This article describes our uses of Corero to stop these types of attacks. Remember, having a managed VPS does not mean that your server is impervious to such attacks. VPS users have more control their environment and security configuration.
What is a DDoS Attack?
A DDoS attack typically comes from multiple devices with the attent of hitting a particular target on the internet. The main problem with a DDoS attack is that it can appear to be legitimate traffic. So, the protection software/service must be able to distinguish the difference and mitigate a detected attack in order to allow for normal traffic to continue.
What is a DDoS attack? DDoS stands for Distributed Denial of Service. Basically, this type of attack aims to flood a system so that it cannot provide its service. The service might be a web hosting service, or even a particular website.
To mitigate these attacks and provide a secure environment for your website, InMotion Hosting uses Corero. They provide best-in-class real-time, DDoS attack protection that will help keep your website up and available for all of your visitors.
How does it work?
Security services that protect networks from attack will rarely provide all the details in how it operates. Otherwise, they may inadvertently provide how their services can be circumvented. A service like Corero either operates directly at a location or through a virtual link that allows it to monitor incoming traffic. This information is closely analyzed in order to protect the service from attacks without affecting server performance. DDoS attacks are identified by the software/hardware and then mitigation solutions are either enacted or provided. Corero provides software or hardware solutions that can be scaled up as needed. The service also provides analytics and forensics using the traffic data that is monitored. Want to learn more about DDoS Attack types? Check out Corero’s Glossary of Terms: Common DDoS Attack Types.