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Why DDoS Protection is important

Businesses heavily rely on their online presence and digital services, the threat of distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks is more significant than ever before. These malicious attacks can cripple your website, applications, and network infrastructure, within minutes resulting in devastating consequences for your business operations, revenue, and reputation. Which is why it’s extremely important for organisations to continue to enhance their Security.

What is a DDoS Attack?

A DDoS attack is a type of cyber-attack that aims to make an online service unavailable by overwhelming it with a flood of internet traffic from multiple sources. This traffic can come from a network of compromised devices, known as a botnet, or from a multitude of different IP addresses. The sheer volume of traffic generated during an attack can overwhelm the targeted system, causing it to slow down or completely crash, rendering it inaccessible to legitimate users.

The consequences of a successful DDoS Attack

The repercussions of a successful  attack can be severe and far-reaching for businesses:

Service disruption and downtime: An attack can render your website, applications, and online services unavailable, causing significant disruptions to your business operations and productivity.
Financial losses: Downtime can result in a lost sales, revenue, and customer dissatisfaction, leading to long-term financial consequences.
Reputational damage: A successful attack can tarnish your brand’s reputation, eroding customer trust and loyalty.
Data breaches: In some cases, these types of attacks can be used as a smokescreen to infiltrate your systems and steal sensitive data.
Regulatory fines: Depending on your industry and the impact of the attack, you may face regulatory fines and penalties for non-compliance with data protection and cyber security regulations.

How does DDoS protection work?

Given the severe consequences of a successful DDoS attack, implementing protection measures is no longer an option – it’s a necessity. A comprehensive DDoS protection solution and attack defense plan can help you:

Detect and mitigate attacks: Advanced DDoS protection solutions can quickly identify and mitigate attacks, minimising the impact on your business operations.
Ensure business continuity: By preventing service disruptions and downtime, DDoS protection helps maintain business continuity and ensures your online presence remains accessible to customers and stakeholders.
Protect revenue and reputation: By mitigating the risk of financial losses and reputational damage, DDoS protection safeguards your bottom line and brand image.
Comply with regulations: Many industries have strict regulations around data protection and cyber security, and implementing protection against these attacks can help you meet these compliance requirements.
Stay ahead of evolving threats: DDoS attacks are constantly evolving, and a robust protection solution can adapt to new attack vectors, ensuring your defenses remain effective.
DDoS protection is no longer an optional investment – it’s a critical component of your cyber security strategy. By implementing protection measures, you can safeguard your business operations, revenue, and reputation from the devastating consequences of these malicious attacks.

What does FullProxy recommend?

With a variety of products available on the market it can sometimes be hard to navigate the right solution to use. So, as Fortinet and F5 certified specialists here are some of our top product recommendations that can provide you with comprehensive protection.
Fortinet offers a  suite of products to safeguard organisations against the threat of Distributed Denial of Service attacks which include:

FortiDDoS ,designed to detect and mitigate volumetric, protocol, and application-level DDoS attacks.
Fortinet’s Next-Generation Firewalls (NGFWs), which incorporates DDoS protection capabilities like SYN cookies and TCP reset mitigation.
FortiWeb Web Application Firewall (WAF) not only secures web applications from various threats but also mitigates application-level DDoS attacks.
FortiADC Application Delivery Controller enhances resilience against DDoS attacks by offloading and distributing traffic effectively.
Not only this, but F5 also offer up a nice product selection to defend your organisation against DDoS:
F5 Distributed Cloud- A Cloud-based service to detect and mitigate multi-vector and application-level DDoS attacks.
F5 Advanced Web Application Firewall (AWF) – Mitigates application-level DDoS attacks targeting web applications.
F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) – Load balancing and traffic management solution to distribute traffic and mitigate SYN floods, UDP floods.
F5 BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM) – Network firewall with DDoS protection capabilities like SYN cookies, TCP reset mitigation.

As you can you see the variety of products and solutions is vast however, FullProxy can help you implement managed DDoS Protection, book a call with us today to find out more about the options of DDoS Protection available to you!


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