Radware established the Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) score for measuring DDoS attacks which takes into account the length of the campaign, amount of attack vectors and the complexity of each attack vector.
Radware’s emergency response team came up with a scoring mechanism called APT score to help assist in the measurement of DDoS attacks. APT stands for advanced persistent threat and the reason why Radware came up with score is because in the past denial of service world what Radware saw was DDoS attacks that were quick and they were very short and either the tech was blocked or it wasn’t. What we have today are DDoS attack campaigns which last a longer period of time, the attack vectors are more complicated and there are multiple attack vectors. The advanced persistent threat (APT) score comprises all of these various components into it.
For instance, we take into account how long the campaign was, how many attack vectors there were and how complicated each attack vector was. For example, a SYN flood is considered not such as a complicated attack vector whereas a dynamic HTTP flood might be something that is more complicated so our score will go up and if the duration was longer this will also increase the advanced persistent threat score which is scored out of 10.
Now the reason we actually need the score is because we wanted to portray to our customers that with Radware we see this trend of DDoS attack campaigns on the rise. It started around 2013 and it’s been increasing ever since. DDoS attack campaigns are more advanced and are more organized. Groups like Anonymous and all other cyber attack groups have gotten together and when they select a target they want to make sure this target comes down and that service availability will be impacted on the customer’s side. This means that if you have any kind of security device on the network, in our case we use the
DefensePro, eventually the attackers may find a way to bypass it. This is true with all security devices so what you need is a team to back you up. The emergency response team at Radware has expertise and understands what attack vectors are happening in real time and is able to analyze these attack vectors and come up with a
DDoS protection solution together with the customer to mitigate the DDoS attacks.
DDoS attacks or malware outbreaks can create unwanted emergency situations. Radware offers a
DDoS service that includes a 24/7 emergency response team to help respond to these emergencies, neutralize the security risk, and better safeguard operations before irreparable damages occur. If you’re being hit with DDoS attacks and are in need of emergency assistance,
Contact us with the code "Red Button".