According to the latest State of the Internet report by Akamai, there has been a 54% increase in the number of DDoS attacks since the first quarter of 2013 – and two-thirds of those attacks targeted customers in the Americas. DDoS attacks threaten businesses in all industries and could mean lost revenue, downtime, and even damage to your brand. In order to protect our customers’ businesses, we have state-of-the-art DDoS Attack Protection that can help detect, mitigate and report DDoS attacks.
A denial-of-service (DoS), or distributed denial-of-service (DDoS), attack is an attempt to make a computer resource unavailable to users, by temporarily or indefinitely interrupting the services of the host connected to the Internet. DDoS attacks usually target high-profile web services, banks, credit card payment gateways, but in the end are unpredictable and could strike anywhere.
There are two main categories of DDoS attacks: Volumetric and Application Layer attacks. The former “floods” all available network bandwidths and infrastructure, while the latter exhausts the resources of more targeted and specific applications of services. If your business has had the misfortune to experience either one of these types, however, than you’ll know that they both cause devastating consequences to your bottom line.
Our DDoS Protection System includes:
- Detect and block emerging application-layer DDoS attacks
- Deploy a turnkey solution to stop threats
- Accelerate responses to DDoS attacks to prevent legitimate services from going down
- Prevent illegitimate botnet communications by leveraging real-time security intelligence
- Mitigate volumetric attacks
- Block illegitimate traffic from costing you money in bandwidth charges
While other protection options often include high costs and/or downtime, our DDoS Protection System can be deployed to any host in our network, without the need of DNS changes, and can be quickly implemented, avoiding significant downtime and loss of revenue. In addition, our system offers real time analytics and reporting and is available at a variety of protection levels and pricing structures, allowing you to choose the amount of protection your business needs.
With Liquid Web’s mitigation system, you can take control of your website’s traffic and protect yourself against DDoS attacks. The frequency of these attacks in the Americas, not to mention the steady rise we’ve seen over time, demonstrates how important it is to be prepared. Have you, or someone you know, been affected by these increasing DDoS attacks? Let us know! We’d love to hear your story and see if we can help.
If you’d like to learn more about DDoS attacks and how you can take steps to protect your website, LiveChat or call our team at 1-800-580-4985.