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).
DDoS attacks against high-tech firms have started to take a dangerous turn. It’s called DDoS smokescreening — attackers using DDoS as a distraction while they insert malware or viruses to pilfer money, data and intellectual property.
Businesses rely on SharePoint availability and performance. This infographic shows the impact of SharePoint slowdowns, challenges with delivering SharePoint and recommendations for an effective SharePoint deployment.
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. Unfortunately most large organizations aren't ready for this brave new world of digital content distribution remaining woefully unsearchable while languishing behind departmental silos. This whitepaper explores how your organization can 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.
Stopping denial of service attacks is imperative for business continuity, but the complexities of these attacks makes protecting the service infrastructure that much harder. Read this white paper to understand why McAfee recommends an integrated and layered approach.
Botnets and DDoS attacks are perceived as being malevolent and unstoppable. Fortunately there are companies like Arbor Networks, who are dedicated to analyzing and stopping botnets and DDoS attacks on a global basis.