Businesses are moving ever more services to the Data Centre or the Cloud, making them highly dependent on network availability. The potential impact of any outage has also increased, the inability to connect to the Internet results in immediate revenue and reputation impact.
A key consideration for all clients within a data centre is security, not only physical security but also against one of the greatest threats to service uptime, Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks.
Industry analysts report that DDoS attacks are occurring more frequently, with greater volumes and increased sophistication.
What is DDoS?
A Denial-of-Service attack is an attempt to make a computer or network resource unavailable to its intended users. Distributed DoS attacks occur where a large number of compromised PC’s flood the bandwidth or resources of a target system, denying service to legitimate traffic.
DDoS attacks are constantly increasing in size, complexity and frequency, the most effective approach to counter this, is to address it at a network level. IBRS constantly monitors all Internet facing connections to identify and redirect any DDoS traffic, this allows us to maintain normal service for our customers even whilst attacks occur.
Multi-vector Application & Network Protection
Detect and mitigate application and network attacks
Deep packet inspection (DPI) for rapid response
High Performance Mitigation
Against high volume attacks in excess of 100Gbps
Process millions of packets per second
Multi-site deployment for resilience
Capacity to add nodes as traffic rates increase
Rapid Traffic Analysis & Threat Identification
Entire IBRS network monitored for instant protection
Enhanced traffic ‘scrubbing’ per client, service or IP
Impact of DDoS Attacks
DDoS attacks can rapidly impact your business, some of the issues that you may face include:
Lost revenue: Down-time and slow web page responses may lead to lost sales
Brand damage: Negative consequences are immediate and long lasting
Competition: Service outages will drive customers to the competition
Customer loyalty: Trust is damaged, losing repeat customers
Adverse publicity: Social networking means bad news travels fast
Financial Costs: Overage charges, emergency fees, new equipment, staff overtime etc
Repeat attacks: Are much more likely, usually very soon!
IBRS DDoS Mitigation Service
Our sophisticated solution provides a host of features to detect and mitigate multi-vector DDoS attacks with unprecedented performance scalability and deployment flexibility. We support a huge set of features to validate, block or rate-limit the traffic entering our network, service availability is maintained whatever attack type is employed, volumetric, protocol, resource or even application-level attacks.
IBRS customers with equipment and services deployed ‘On-net’ automatically benefit from 24×7×365 DDoS monitoring and analysis. In the event that an attack is identified, traffic will be routed away from the core network, ensuring that there is no loss or degradation of service as a result of an attack on a ‘neighbour’. This is a standard benefit for all On Net customers, however, in the event that it is your specific server which comes under attack, then this will result in your traffic being dropped in order to protect the network.
The premium DDoS mitigation solution ensures that legitimate traffic will always be delivered even whilst under attack. DDoS traffic is routed through the A10 TPS platform and is ‘scrubbed’, to remove the malicious traffic. The resultant clean traffic is delivered to your service at all times, ensuring that your solution is not impacted in any way.