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Ultimate Guide To DDoS Protection: Strategies And Best Practices
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Whoopty
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Whoopty,
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5/31/2016 | 8:13:58 AM
More work to do
It is good to see that there are legitimate strategies in place for organisations in dealing with DDOS attacks these days, but I feel like a lot more needs to be done. It's still far too common to try and use monstrous sites and services and to find them unusable because of a dedicated attack.

 
RyanSepe
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RyanSepe,
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5/31/2016 | 10:48:18 AM
Most efficient
"Mitigation: Your detection solution needs to be able to trigger automated mitigation, directing traffic to a scrubber appliance or service."


I have found this to be the most efficient means of mitigating a ddos attack. Unfortunately it is also the most costly. Another method is utilizing your ISP at the top of the pipe but again depending on how large the attack it may not be sufficient.
Kaiying Fu
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Kaiying Fu,
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10/11/2016 | 3:28:43 AM
Re: Most efficient
I completely agree, the scrubbing of traffic needs to be automated. There are a ton of other fixes people have that are inadequate when you think about how web attacks are often delivered in a cocktail. Moving away from shared hosting, trying their hands at iptables scripting, CDN load balancing, and as the author has pointed out, flow monitoring. These are all great to avoid downtime, but what about data theft and malware introduced through secondary attacks?

If automated traffic scrubbing is the most efficient in successful DDoS mitigation, and the problem is cost, we need innovation in how such services are provided. Yes it has traditionally been very costly. Depending on your business's needs however, paid protection could be more affordable if the price model switched from per feature pricing to traffic-based pricing.


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