Tuesday, July 23, 2024

IPC bats for DDoS mitigation as cyberattacks continue to rise

Cyberattacks of all kinds have been steadily growing over the years on a global scale, according to IP Converge Data Services.

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Moreover, more than half of the world?s cyber crimes are distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks. A DDoS attack refers to a method of bringing down a website by flooding it with a large volume of malicious traffic, causing the site to be overwhelmed and go offline.

?Falling victim to these attacks have financial implications, among others. What makes the threat even bigger is the fact that there is no way to prevent DDoS attacks. The only answer is protection,? said Ni?o Valmonte, IPC director for product management and marketing .

But in the face of increasing volume and sophistication of DDoS attacks, how can a company protect itself? ?Enter DDoS mitigation.

DDoS mitigation is a calibrated response against malicious attacks mounted by botnets, or infected computers being controlled by cybercriminals. Enterprises have been shoring up their defenses by either investing in equipment, or engaging the services of DDoS protection providers. But which one is best?

Some companies opt to set up their own dedicated DDoS mitigation appliances and integrate this with their existing systems. This allows the company to configure this setup to their specifications, as well as exercise full control over their data.

However, recurring capital expenditure can pose a substantial impact on the company bottom line; an appliance is not just a “plug-and-play” machine, it also involves having trained and skilled staff to operate it, having the sufficient bandwidth to work in, as well as upgrade requirements in hardware and software every few years.

DDoS mitigation appliances don?t provide that ?magic bullet? solution against the ever-evolving nature of DDoS attacks. Machines can work up to a point, but it still needs human intervention by programmers and other IT experts to ensure that it maximizes its effectiveness against attacks. ?

On the other hand, ?a DDoS mitigation service center offers the addition of human know-how and technical experience on top of the use of appliances. Outsourcing this crucial defense of data also allows for a more cost-efficient way of managing the company?s resources; a DDoS mitigation center has all the necessary equipment, bandwidth and expert personnel to counter attacks, however big, sophisticated and sustained it may be, all packaged at a more reasonable cost.

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