What we do
Faster Networks partner with industry leaders to enact reliable, protective solutions for Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) Protection.
Our solutions defend your network from targeted attacks and are the best defence against malicious cyber warfare.
Our DDoS protection services in detail
We ensure digital assets stay protected
Faster Networks partner with industry-leading software vendors to provide real-time mitigation of DDoS attacks while allowing legitimate traffic to flow seamlessly.
DDoS attacks can be mitigated by minimising the available surface area for attack thereby limiting options for entry. Our vendors employ DDoS solutions as a preventative measure before they reach your infrastructure. The protection is fast, reliable and scalable and features:
- Integrated cloud and on-premises application & network security solutions powered by global threat intelligence
- Cloud DDoS Protection Service or Network Appliance
- Global Threat Intelligence
- Defence against comprehensive network layer attacks (layer 3/4)
What are DDoS Attacks?
DDoS is a Distributed Denial of Service Attack. It uses sets of computers and personal devices from all over the world to coordinate sending access requests to a single website or Application with the intention of overloading the systems capabilities to respond to the requests. Sometimes an overloaded server will suffer a hardware failure and shutdown completely as a result.
If the attack came from a single computer (DoS Attack), you could easily identify the attack via the IP making the requests and block it from your system, but because DDoS attacks use a set of computers and personal devices (sometimes hundreds) it is often harder to identify if this is a coordinated attack or just a coincidence.
DDoS Attack Mitigation
With this type of attack being successful in the past, the securities industry has investigate it thoroughly and have identified many different ways to both:
1) Identify when an attack is occurring and
2) Mitigate the effects of the attack so it is mostly harmless.
Most of the mitigation techniques require real-time monitoring of your servers to determine how busy they are working and look for load spikes that could indicate the start of an attack.
Once a load spike has been detected the monitoring systems need to determine how best to respond. If the load spike is real traffic, like a booking system with a new release, then the system needs to have mechanisms to allow as much of this real traffic to progress as is possible without slowing down the servers performance significantly. If, however, the load spike is an attack designed to overload the server, then the system needs to prevent the attacks from progressing with minimal disruption to real traffic. Either way, the server should not fail.
Our vendors employ DDoS solutions as a preventative measure before they reach your infrastructure. The protection is fast, reliable and scalable. As part of our service, we report on any identified attacks so you can be aware of security concerns before they become a problem.