Man, Machine and DDoS Mitigation: A Case for Human Cyber Security Expertise

Can automated DDoS mitigation appliances alone stop today’s large, brute force DDoS attacks from bringing down your website? The answer is no. Attackers can overwhelm and sidestep static devices in several ways. In Prolexic’s experience, all the tools available today to fight against DDoS attacks are missing the most important part of the solution – the experience of an expert security engineer. Human eyes and creativity will continue to prove to be the best method to mitigate attacks launched by live attackers.


“DDoS attacks are live and dynamic – often with a human attacker at the helm planning and executing attacks and counterattacks in real-time in an effort to outwit the DDoS mitigation effort. As such, the signatures, bandwidth, encryption and size of DDoS attacks can change constantly while the attack is ongoing.”

“Unfortunately, no automated system currently exists that can identify every DDoS attack and adjust the defense in real-time each time the attacker modifies a signature.”

In this white paper, find out why you need human cyber security expertise in today’s DDoS threatscape:

  • Understand the current and future DDoS threatscape
  • Learn the capabilities and limitations of specific types of DDoS mitigation appliances
  • Find out how live attackers overwhelm automated systems
  • Understand the weaknesses of the new breed of intelligent DDoS mitigation devices
  • Avoid blocking legitimate traffic when under attack
  • Learn about Prolexic’s Security Operations Center

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