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DDoS: A Comparison of Defense Approaches

Published: 13 November 2014

ID: G00268154

Analyst(s): Anton Chuvakin, Patrick Hevesi

Summary

Distributed denial of service attacks have risen in complexity, bandwidth and number of occurrences targeting enterprises. Organizations must architect their defenses with both cloud and on-premises defenses along with integrating DDoS responses into the current incident response process.

Table Of Contents

Comparison

Analysis

  • Introduction
    • Distributed Denial-of-Service Costs
    • Unique Attributes of DDoS Attacks
  • DDoS Attacks Today
    • Brief Attack Taxonomy
    • Commonly Seen DDoS Attack Types
    • Application-Layer DDoS
    • Attack Motivations
  • DoS Defense
    • DDoS Defense Triad: Resilience, Detection, Mitigation
    • DDoS Resilience
    • DDoS Detection
    • DDoS Mitigation
    • DoS Defense Architecture
    • DoS Defense Layers and the Shared Nature of DDoS Defense

Guidance

  • Recommendations
    • Scenario 1 — Large Enterprise With Mission-Critical Website
    • Scenario 2 — Large Enterprise
    • Scenario 3 — Enterprise
    • Scenario 4 — SMB or Small Enterprise
    • Scenario 5 — Cloud-Hosted Website
    • Additional Recommendations

The Details

  • Vendors by Layer Details
    • A10 Networks
    • Akamai/Prolexic
    • Arbor Networks
    • Check Point
    • Corero Network Security
    • F5 Networks
    • Juniper Networks
    • Neustar
    • Radware
    • RioRey
    • Verisign

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