DDoS attacks: Prevent your company from being the next target
For many of today’s companies, one of the most important assets is their infrastructure and web applications. From a simple web site with information, an essential site such as an online store or a robust infrastructure of various devices such as routers, firewalls, servers, switches, databases and applications.
Today crime has moved to cyberspace and every day there are more attacks on infrastructure and web applications in all kinds of industries. Distributed Denial of Service Attacks (DDoS) have become the most common in the last decade and the main threat for businesses in all sectors that have a presence on the internet.
Broadly speaking DDoS attacks aim to block and infiltrate web devices and applications by flooding routers and servers with bogus requests. It is usually done from different locations and networks to “maximize” the effectiveness of the attack.
How does a DDoS attack work?
Routers and web servers have a limit of requests that can be received and served simultaneously. In addition, the link through which you connect to the internet also has a bandwidth or capacity limit. When the number of requests entering the infrastructure exceed the capacity limits of any component, the service will be affected.
The main objective of the attackers is to completely paralyze the operation of the router and server, deny the service to new requests from people who want to enter and finally make it “go down or offline”.
Many of the attacks also aim to damage the reputation of a company or the services it provides.
The most common targets of DDoS attacks are online stores, online casinos or any company that depends on providing services through the internet; in other words, it could well be your company or ours.
What types of DDoS attacks are there?
Attacks on the infrastructure layer
Attacks on layers 3 and 4 are classified as attacks on the infrastructure layers. These attacks, in general, are high in volume and aim to overload the capacity of the network server or the application.
Attacks on the application layer
Attacks on layers 6 and 7 are classified as attacks on application layers. These attacks tend to be more sophisticated and generally smaller in volume compared to attacks on infrastructure layers.
How do I avoid being a victim of a DDoS attack?
Fortunately, there are ways to avoid these attacks. A large amount of attacks are directed to outdated systems, as they are more vulnerable. Others target small and medium-sized companies that do not invest in cybersecurity, so the attack has more serious consequences.
However, the best option to avoid being a victim of these cybercriminals is to hire a protection and mitigation service against DDoS attacks such as Navégalo Cybersecurity. This division provides data and application cybersecurity services and solutions to clients globally, protecting their critical information.
The main objective is to protect companies of all sizes against DDoS attacks, so that their operations remain online 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The benefits of contracting this service is that it incorporates monitoring mechanisms, it is managed by qualified personnel, all of whom have experience working in this field.
DDoS attacks can affect any company and the consequences will depend on what preventive measures have been taken. If they are correct, it will be imperceptible; but if instead they are null, your infrastructure and web applications may be “down” for the duration of the attack, causing you tremendous financial losses.
Protect your company and business with our cybersecurity solution, and remember that the best measure to avoid attacks is to be protected and ready.
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Tyson Ennis, MBA