Defending against increasingly sophisticated DDoS attacks

In today’s technology-driven business world, high-profile cyber attacks on governments, corporations and financial markets are becoming increas-ingly common. As the threat of security breaches continues to grow, the types of attacks are becoming more diverse and complex. Distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks occur when hackers overload servers with requests, rendering the network unavailable to its intended audience. Traditional DDoS attacks are now giving way to more sophisticated DDoS attacks that stress applications by initiating open-ended sessions or conversations. Because of these developments, many companies are not equipped to prevent DDoS attacks and are at risk of experiencing unplanned downtime, reduced revenue and damaged reputation.

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Managed DDoS protection from IBM
Defending Against DDoS attacks