DDoS, short for Distributed Denial of Service, is a type of DOS attack where multiple compromised systems — which are usually infected with a Trojan — are used to target a single system causing a Denial of Service (DoS) attack. Victims of a DDoS attack consist of both the end targeted system and all systems maliciously used and controlled by the hacker in the distributed attack.
In a DDoS attack, the incoming traffic flooding the victim originates from many different sources – potentially hundreds of thousands or more. This effectively makes it impossible to stop the attack simply by blocking a single IP address; plus, it is very difficult to distinguish legitimate user traffic from attack traffic when spread across so many points of origin.
When a DDoS attack occurs, it overloads the targeted system with too much traffic, causing it to go down. This can cause you downtime and be costly for your business.
At GigeNET we specialize in DDoS Protection and filtering out attack traffic, while still allowing the clean traffic from your customers and users through to your system(s). Learn more about the types of DDoS attacks and how they work.
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