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How to prevent damage from DDoS attacks

Hackers want to disrupt your business, harm your company’s reputation, and keep your organization from performing its mission. If they succeed, they win, and you lose. By being prepared for DDoS attacks and working with Prolexic to eliminate vulnerabilities before an attack, you can prevent DDoS hackers from damaging your brand and interfering with your organization’s mission.

A range of industries is commonly targeted by DDoS attackers – financial services, e-Commerce, online gaming, travel and hospitality, healthcare, media and telecommunications, government agencies, and cloud-based software and services. Organizations in these industries and others with much to lose from a website outage need to have a plan in place for DDoS prevention and mitigation.

Can all DDoS attacks be prevented?

DDoS prevention comes in multiple forms. Often simply engaging Prolexic to provide your DDoS protection services, and displaying the Protected by Prolexic logo can prevent a DDoS attack. Experienced DDoSers know it is a waste of their time to try to outsmart the ever-ready and highly trained DDoS mitigation experts in our Security Operations Center.

Many DDoSers have learned that their attacks against Prolexic clients will quickly be rerouted through our high-capacity global network to our scrubbing centers, from which only clean traffic will be sent back to our client’s network.

While Prolexic can’t prevent all DDoS attacks, but we can protect you from them, allowing your website to continue serving customers even while under attack.

DDoS prevention and mitigation planning

There are a number of ways to prevent the worst effects of a DDoS attack or mitigate them completely. Beyond having the right protective systems in place and ensuring sufficient overflow capacity is available, much depends on an active, well-informed incident response.

We help our clients plan and prepare so that their organizations are ready to respond calmly and effectively if they ever become the target a DDoS attack. Learn more about preventing chaos during a DDoS attack in the white paper Plan vs. Panic Making a DDoS Mitigation Playbook Part of Your Incident Response Plan.

DDoS prevention, detection and effective mitigation

The following Prolexic services can help prevent damage from DDoS attacks:

Want to learn more? Visit the Prolexic Knowledge Center for detailed customer case studies, attack reports and more, or call us at + 1 (888) 368 2923.

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