DDOS Attacks and Prevention with NetworkFort
What is a DDOS attack?
A Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack is a method of hacking that targets multiple sites at once by flooding them with data. DDOS attacks can be very dangerous to your business and cause irreparable damage in just minutes. They’re also easy to prevent if you know what they are, how they work, and how you can protect yourself from them.
A distributed denial of service (DDOS) attack is a coordinated effort to overwhelm the bandwidth or resources of an online service with traffic in such a way that the service is rendered unusable for legitimate users. The target may be any type of network-based application, but most often involves attacking websites and web servers. DDOS attacks can be broadly categorized by their methodologies:
- Spamming: This type of cyber attack involves sending large volumes of unsolicited messages to multiple recipients with no apparent reason other than to flood the recipient’s inboxes with spam emails.
- Brute force: Brute force attacks involve using automated software tools (e.g., distributed denial-of-service tools) which attempt thousands upon thousands of parameter combinations until they find one that works on a particular system; this may take hours or days depending on how many combinations are attempted at once.
How does a DDOS attack work?
A DDOS attack is a type of distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) that involves the flooding of a server with traffic. The goal is to overwhelm the server with too much data, making it unable to provide service for legitimate users.
The term “distributed” refers to how the attack spreads across many sources at once rather than just one point; this makes it harder for an administrator or other technical staff member on-site to identify and prevent attacks themselves, as they’re coming from multiple places instead of just one centralized location.
Preventing DDOS attacks
- DDOS attacks are a type of distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack. In this type of attack, multiple computers are used to send large amounts of traffic to a specific host or network with the intent to overwhelm it with data.
- DDOS attacks come in many forms, but they all share one thing in common: they use botnets as their main tool for sending malicious requests across networks. Botnets are groups of computers that have been infected by malware and used for criminal purposes such as spamming email addresses or spreading viruses over the internet.
- To prevent being targeted by malicious actors using botnets, you need to know how they work so that you can protect yourself from falling victim again!
Know what you need to know about DDOS attacks
As a business owner, you should be aware of the risks of DDOS attacks. DDOS stands for “distributed denial of service” and refers to an attack where hackers try to make your server or website unavailable by flooding it with so many requests that it can’t respond.
The most common types of attacks are:
- SYN floods – when the attacker sends SYN packets (a type of TCP packet) without waiting for a response from any host on the receiving end; this results in all hosts on one side closing all connections except for one or two listening ports/services
- UDP flood – similar to SYN floods but with UDP instead
If you’re looking to prevent a DDOS attack, you need to be proactive and secure your network. NetworkFort keeps your organization safe from malicious independents and attackers. It uses artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms to protect you from the currently prevalent threats. Providing a high-class solution to counter encrypted attacks, NetworkFort ensures an enterprise-wide defense mechanism. Making sure that all of your devices are patched and up-to-date, using good password practices on every system and network device, it uses strong encryption techniques like TLS or IPSec, etc.