What is DDoS Mitigation?
DDoS mitigation is a method of enhancing the overall performance of a business's data center capabilities through the implementation of various IT strategies behind stopping DDoS attacks such as server consolidation, server virtualization and service oriented architecture (SOA) in an effort to increase processing efficiency, network availability and business scalability.
There are multiple methods for thwarting a distributed denial of service attack, and an effective attack mitigation strategy will include more than one. Networks can employ connection-limiting controls, which slow down or stop new connection requests in the event of an attack. Rate limiting is another method of throttling malicious behavior by users.
When a business implements a data center optimization strategy, it is not only optimizing IT resources and cutting excess expenditure costs, but also better suiting itself for the challenges of operating in a global business environment. By utilizing IT hardware and software to its fullest extent and efficiency, companies have the ability and flexibility to grow. Server consolidation helps by minimizing the number of active servers a data center employs. Often, data centers have many under-utilized servers performing business IT functions. The processes these servers perform can be consolidated into fewer servers, still operate at the same level of performance, and save on the costs of running additional servers. For enterprises and other larger organizations, the consolidation of multiple data centers into fewer optimized data centers is also an option for added efficiency. Within consolidated servers, the process of virtualization can also be employed to divide single servers into multiple virtual layers that can then be used to perform the tasks of several servers.
Guidelines For Choosing an Attack Mitigation Service
Below is a list of key DDoS attack mitigation guidelines that should be considered when choosing a
DDoS mitigation service.
While no DDoS mitigation strategy is foolproof, organizations can go a long way toward mitigating the short- and long-term damage caused by DDoS attacks by choosing the right vendor, implementing a hybrid DDoS attack mitigation solution that provides ample coverage, analyzing real-time and post-DDoS attack data, verifying vendor DDoS attack support levels, and understanding key regulatory initiatives.