Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) Attacks as an Advanced Threat

July 10, 2013
http://arbornetworks.tv/AdvancedThreat The Internet is a global network with worldwide access. Given the amount of people online, there are bound to be many unscrupulous users out there. Malware, viruses, spyware, botnets, and DDoS attacks are all unpleasant realities of the day. And businesses, corporations, government institutions, and more are all at risk. DDoS attacks usually come from botnets, which are distributed networks of compromised computers, basically forming an army of computers meant to bombard your system with traffic. These controlled devices are aimed at a specific target by hackers in order to overwhelm the target's system. DDoS attacks have become more complex and more dangerous. In fact, DDoS attacks are now being used as a smokescreen to divert system resources and IT professionals' attention to the DDoS attack while hackers sneak into the backend and steal or damage data. This means that DDoS attack don't just cause downtime; they're also a means to long-term damage. While cloud protection is necessary, on-site hardware solutions are crucial to DDoS defense solutions. Arbor Networks offers various solutions, putting years of research and experience behind all of their products. Stay protected. Click the link above to learn more.
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