Distributed Denial of Service attacks are bad news for businesses. They can drastically impact your company and create a slew of headaches: downtime, lost sales, customer support issues – just to point out a few. Regardless of your industry – whether you run an ecommerce website, own a small business, or work within a corporation or government entity – a DDOS attack can put a screeching halt to your website’s performance. Even take your organization offline. Now, more than ever, it’s crucial to have monitoring systems in place to stop these threats before they affect your business.
We, at Rivalhost, are leaders in DDoS Protection. As a company, we’ve been hard at work ensuring our clients’ websites are safe since 2001. Any true web hosting company needs to have a background specializing in network security. Here at Rivalhost, our number one priority is 99.99% Uptime. We understand that your customers depend on you, and you need a reliable solution as well. We have heavily invested in state-of-the-art infrastructure and data centers that have been built from the ground up with security in mind. We employ sophisticated DDoS monitoring systems, environmental controls, redundancy systems, disaster prevention and protection, and on-site physical security. Needless to say, you’re in good hands.
A distributed denial-of-service attack (DDoS attack) is an attempt to make a computer resource unavailable to its legitimate users. In general terms, DoS attacks are implemented by either forcing the targeted computer(s) to reset, or consuming its resources so that it can no longer provide its intended service or obstructing the communication media between the intended users and the victim so that they can no longer communicate adequately.
Today’s many types of attacks fall into two main categories:
Flooding attacks. Saturates and consumes network bandwidth and infrastructure. Examples: ICMP, UDP or TCP Syn Floods.
Harder to detect than Volumetric Attacks. Targets specific applications of services where they exhaust resources.
Examples : HTTP or DNS attacks.
Our system takes a layered approach that enable us to block both types of attacks
There are many hosting providers. Most do not incorporate any level of enterprise-level DDoS protection. In fact, most hosting providers are not able to provide this level of service because they not only lack the required skills and technology, but choose not to invest resources in these areas. There focus is selling “space” – not dddos protection and network security. The important thing to remember is that you do not have to be the targeted party for a DDoS attack to take you offline. If your hosting provider has you set-up on a shared server with no DDoS protection systems in place, an attack on any site hosted on that server can bring you down. This is when things can become a nightmare. If your site happens to be targeted and your host does not have the capability to handle the threat in-house, what happens is they either contract out the work to a 3rd party DDoS management company – which will require DNS changes and often takes days just to get the ball rolling – or worst yet, your host may demand that you be removed from the network to protect other customers. Either situation is unacceptable when your business or organization demands an online presence.
If our detection system determines that an attack has been identified, suspicious network traffic is routed to our system and we begin deploying threat-specific countermeasures to bring it down. Our sophisticated threat analysis system is able to correctly identify and separate good traffic from threat-based traffic. This means you can rest assured that legitimate visitors will have no trouble accessing your site and services, while the illegitimate traffic will be siphoned away.
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