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:
- DDoS detection and monitoring
- DDoS protection and mitigation
- Anti-DDoS intelligence
- Network protection
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.
Alliant Credit Union
Prolexic DDoS protection keeps more than 50,000 daily users onlineDOWNLOAD CASE STUDY >>
Fragrance and Beauty Products Retailer
A DDoS attack takes down this popular site for 24 hours. Prolexic restores in 5 minutes.DOWNLOAD CASE STUDY >>
Leading Online Jewelry Retailer
A DDoS attack took down the site of a premier jewelry retailer for nearly three days.DOWNLOAD CASE STUDY >>
Online Options Trading
Financial services firm avoids extortion attempt. Prolexic keeps web site up during vicious Layer 7 attack.DOWNLOAD CASE STUDY >>
When others couldn't mitigate the latest DDoS attack, a "daily deal" web site called Prolexic: problem solved in 2 hours.DOWNLOAD CASE STUDY >>
A Leading Content Rating Organization
A 9 million packets per second DDoS attack brings down web site before Prolexic steps in.DOWNLOAD CASE STUDY >>
Spa and Wellness Firm
Prolexic quickly stops a combination Layer 4 and 7 DDoS attack after a host's mitigation capabilities falls short.DOWNLOAD CASE STUDY >>
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Web site building and hosting services firm
Prolexic mitigates Layer 4 UDP flood peaking at 6.2 Gbps. Protects 6 million Yolasites.DOWNLOAD CASE STUDY >>
Online Movie Subscription Service
After seeing all traffic route to Prolexic, hackers pull the plug on DDoS attack.DOWNLOAD CASE STUDY >>
IPG Holdings Limited
Prolexic mitigates Layer 7 GET floods targeting payment processing platform.DOWNLOAD CASE STUDY >>
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Financial Services Firm Global eSolutions
Prolexic mitigates Layer 3, 4 and 7 attacks against Forex trading platform.DOWNLOAD CASE STUDY >>
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Prolexic fends off Pandora DNS amplification attacks for popular cyber security blog.DOWNLOAD CASE STUDY >>
e-Commerce Provider of Printed Promotion Items
Prolexic mitigates two-week Layer 7 DDoS attack campaign.DOWNLOAD CASE STUDY >>
Global Blogging Site
Prolexic protects freedom of speech for 30 million users targeted by six-month political DDoS campaign.DOWNLOAD CASE STUDY >>
Online Credit Card Site
Prolexic mitigates Layer 4 DDoS attacks against Ixaris site, EntroPay.com.DOWNLOAD CASE STUDY >>
e-Commerce Web Site
Prolexic mitigates 25-40 Gbps Layer 3 DDoS attacks against online auto parts retailer.DOWNLOAD CASE STUDY >>
Timepieces e-Commerce Site
Prolexic keeps World of Watches ticking after DDoS attack flood site.DOWNLOAD CASE STUDY >>
Prolexic mitigates 16-hour Layer 7 DDoS attack on software distribution site.DOWNLOAD CASE STUDY >>
Henyep Capital Markets
Prolexic keeps Henyep accessible and trading through multiple SYN, GET and ICMP flood attacks.DOWNLOAD CASE STUDY >>
Australia’s #1 Job Search Website
Prolexic keeps Seek.com.au online and incident-free for millions of job seekers.DOWNLOAD CASE STUDY >>
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Prolexic keeps Americaneagle.com and its customers generating revenueDOWNLOAD CASE STUDY >>
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Prolexic ensures Clickpoint! Media's online services are available and incident-freeDOWNLOAD CASE STUDY >>
University Federal Credit Union
Prolexic's mitigation services now protect credit union with US$1.6 Billion in assetsDOWNLOAD CASE STUDY >>
Prolexic mitigates 70 Gbps SYN flood DDoS attack for popular ink retailerDOWNLOAD CASE STUDY >>
Arab National Bank
Builds strong DDoS defense to serve online banking customers and e-trade siteDOWNLOAD CASE STUDY >>
OnCourse Systems for Education
Prolexic succeeded where two other mitigation firms failedDOWNLOAD CASE STUDY >>
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