Lockdown protection: Mitigating a DDoS attack

The cyberthreat distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack occurs when a hacker attempts to make a machine or network resource unavailable to the targeted users. For instance, the host connected to the Internet can have its services interrupted or suspended, causing an indefinite stoppage of operations.

A DDoS attack is usually done by flooding the intended system with incoming malicious messages or superfluous requests, causing an overload or shutdown that denies service to legitimate users.


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When the perpetrator uses a multitude of compromised systems, usually thousands of unique IP addresses, to attack the target, the act is classified as a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS). Over the years, DDoS attacks have been rising because they are effective, cheap to execute, difficult to stop, and can impact a potentially large network of users.

It is important then to understand the components that are essential in DDoS protection, to wit, web application protection, infrastructure protection, and DNS protection.


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SiteLock®, a web security solutions provider, offers comprehensive protection from all types and forms of DDoS threats.

The company’s cloud-based security services allow businesses to run smoothly and in uninterrupted fashion, even in the event of attacks. Its robust network capacity also addresses the size, complexity, and volume of DDoS attacks, while minimizing false positives that can also adversely impact operations.

Operating since 2008, SiteLock has helped its clients by providing a wide range of web security services, such as DDoS protection, firewall development, and automated detection and remediation of malware threats and other related scams. Visit this website to learn more about its services.