DDoS is evolving, is your business protected?
“It is time to have DDoS protection considered as part of Business Continuity planning, just the way redundant Internet connections and backup datacenters are planned for and funded” – Gartner
The first DDoS attacks in the late 1990′s typically involved an incredible volume of fragmented traffic overflowing every component of your infrastructure, resulting in a ‘Denial of Service’. The amount of free information, DDoS tools and services available on the Internet make it relatively easy to completely shutdown a company’s online services.
These DDoS attacks can come from different sources: “hackivists” (connected individuals with a certain grudge against your business), competitors, extortion from criminals or even some kid doing it for fun. To combat those attacks special anti-DDoS appliances were invented to learn from and prevent further attacks. Today’s online criminal is more sophisticated. They analyse the vulnerabilities in your platform to find slow and CPU intensive elements then construct a tailored attack on your platform.
Typical victims for DDoS attacks are online businesses, carriers, services providers and of course government bodies. For a business the cost of a DDoS attack is multi-faceted:
- loss in revenue
- loss in prospects
- loss in service quality and customer confidence
- loss in market share
- severe and long lasting reputational damage
Have you considered the financial impact of your business being offline for, say, 24 hours? Is it part of your Risk Management strategy?
So how does your company become DDoS future-proof?
Anti-DDoS services alone cannot be considered a robust attack mitigation strategy. These services are limited to learning specific platform attack methods and devising a blocking strategy, however, the lack of knowledge of your infrastructure makes it impossible for them to offer a complete protection of your IT environment. Jitscale can analyse your business requirements alongside your complete platform infrastructure and use that information to both redesign and then fully support your platform 24/7/365.
Jitscale effectively becomes your specialised partner in fighting even the most sustained DDoS attack, allowing you peace of mind that your business will receive the maximum protection should you become a target of these cyber criminals.
At Jitscale we not only fix the problems of today, we prepare your business for the problems of the future.