In computer security, a Denial-of-Service attack (DoS attack) is an attempt to make a computer resource unavailable to its intended users. Typically the targets are high-profile web servers where the attack is aiming to cause the hosted web pages to be unavailable on the Internet. It is a computer crime that violates the Internet proper use policy as indicated by the Internet Architecture Board (IAB).
A DDoS Attack or distributed denial of service attack can happen to any online entity, at any time. By overwhelming your DNS infrastructure, malicious attackers can impair your website, tarnish your company’s reputation, and impact your bottom line. So what are your company’s risks and how can you mitigate them?
Every user’s first interaction with your website begins with a series of DNS queries. Poor DNS performance can lead to slow page loads, dissatisfied customers, and lost business. However, you can improve results, contain costs, and make better use of valuable IT personnel by leveraging a cloud-based DNS service.
Whether you are a seasoned expert or just beginning to look into how DNS can improve the performance of your businesses’ services, let this quick guide to DNS terminology be your comprehensive one-stop shop.
Few hosting providers today offer sufficient protection from DDoS attacks, so those that can implement robust DDoS attack
protection will be able to more efficiently protect their hosted infrastructure and gain a competitive advantage in the marketplace. They’ll also be positioned to create incremental revenue streams from high-value, managed DDoS attack protection services.
In this fraud alert paper, we’ll highlight the current trends in today’s phishing schemes, with a particular focus on the latest threats emerging from China. Then we’ll offer some ideas and best practices for applying technology to protect both yourself and your customers.
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Download our 10 Steps to Mitigate a DDoS Attack in Real Time Infographic to help you address current attacks and learn how to build a solution that will help you mitigate risk, lower management costs, and stay protected in the future.
In this installment of a series of white papers about the true cost of DDoS attacks, StamSOC (Staminus Security Operation Center) will discuss the history of the attacks, the wide reaching impacts, and the true costs associated with DDoS attacks.
Welcome to the future of 24/7, any-time, anywhere access to digital content - where dynamic publishing solutions are the mantra. Is your organization ready for this brave new world of digital content distribution? This whitepaper explores how to prime your organization to leverage rapid digital content consumption as a key to business intelligence.
This white paper outlines the application threat landscape; explains why next generation firewalls are ill-equipped to stop web attacks; and provides six essential requirements for protecting web applications.
Distributed denial-of-service attacks may be organized by type into a taxonomy that includes network attacks (layers 3 and 4), session attacks (layers 5 and 6), application attacks (layer 7), and business logic attacks. Each type may be matched with the best F5 technology for mitigating that attack. This paper explains how taken together, the F5 BIG-IP portfolio of products provides effective anti-attack technology for each layer of the taxonomy and can also defend against specific attack tools, network reconnaissance, and low-bandwidth asymmetric attacks.
This white paper examines the DDoS threat spectrum including conventional network attacks, HTTP and SSL floods, and an emerging wave of low-bandwidth threats, plus the new threat vectors likely to target emerging service platforms.
This whitepaper utilizes end-user interviews to better understand their DDoS defense plans, where they discovered a clear knowledge gap around the Denial of Service attacks in use and the defenses needed to maintain availability. The paper provides detail on the attacks in use, suggests realistic defensive architectures and tactics and explains the basic process required to have a chance of defending against a DDoS attack.
In Forrester's 15-criteria evaluation of the emerging managed security services provider (MSSP) market, SilverSky was identified as a leader. Forrester identified the 10 most significant providers in this category and researched, analyzed, and scored them. SilverSky was given high ranks for business and technical value, SLA adherence, security services, and threat intelligence and analytics. Download this industry research paper now to learn why SilverSky is the MSSP you should be working with today.
McAfee Data Center Security Suite for Database delivers all the capabilities needed to secure your databases for reliable SOX compliance, with minimal impact on system performance or the productivity of your IT organization.
Databases store companies’ most valuable information assets, but in most cases they’re poorly protected. It’s important to secure databases as well as or better than other systems in the enterprise. But it’s not that simple.
Download this white paper and learn how to use a progressive, three-step approach to build trust, monitor activity and tailor protection to your enterprise and build an adaptive application control framework.