Don’t let the DDoS attack interrupt your business operation for reputational and financial loss. Use cloud-based denial of service protection to prevent getting hacked.
The latest research by Incapsula shows DDoS cost $40,000 per hour to the business.
Some of the following tools can help you with the DDoS cost estimation.
- Cost of a DDoS attack by Akamai
- DDoS downtime cost calculator by Incapsula
- Calculate your DDoS attack cost by Neustar
DDoS attacks are unpredictable, and some of the latest attacks are ridiculously dangerous. It was in a range of 300 to 500 Gbps.
Attackers can use many techniques to DDoS your online business.
- UDP fragment
- DNS, NTP, UDP, SYN, SSPD, ACK flood
- CharGEN attack
- TCP anomaly
So not just layer seven protection but you got to ensure your web application is protected by layer 3 and 4 too.
Let’s look at the following cloud-based solution for small to large business to enable DDoS protection in minutes.
AKAMAI is one of the industry leaders in providing security & CDN. Lately, AKAMAI has set the record to mitigate 620 Gbps attack.
AKAMAI’s KONA DDoS Defender can help you to stop the DoS/DDoS attacks from an edge of the network.
KONA is built on AKAMAI intelligent platform to provide website protection, and attack response is available by the 24×7 global security operations center.
Cloud-based solution mitigates all types of known attacks including encrypted traffic. AKAMAI network is well geographically located with 1300 network locations in more than 100 countries.
AKAMAI does provide infrastructure protection to the entire data center as Prolexic routed or connect product.
Cloudflare provides necessary DDoS protection under FREE and PRO plan. However, for advanced DDoS protection (layer 3, 4 & 7), you must be under Business or Enterprise plan. The good thing about the pricing is it is based on flat-rate, that means no matter how big attacks, you will always pay the same fixed fee every month.
Cloudflare network is present in 165 data center with over 25 Tbps capacity capable of handling any distributed denial of service attacks.
- Layer 3, 4 & 7
- DNS amplification
- DNS reflection
AppTrana provides instant protection against vulnerabilities identified & ensures round the clock protection against DDoS & emerging security threats.
- Infrastructure Protection (Layer 3 & 4).
- Website Protection (Layer 7)
- Fully Managed DDoS protection with 24×7 monitoring and unlimited custom rule updates by security experts in real time based on alerts and vulnerability risks found on site to ensure availability of the website.
AppTrana’s Global Threat Intelligence platform ensures protection is continuously on, accurate and up to date with defense against the latest threats.
AppTrana DDoS protection is available in AppTrana Advanced and Premium plans. You can get it started with the trial plan to enjoy the services of application scanning, web application firewall, and CDN. Onboarding happens in a few minutes with zero downtime during the transition.
SUCURI is specialized in providing a cloud-based security solution for all types of websites including WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, Magento, Microsoft.Net, etc.
DDoS protection is included in both – WAF & website security platform plan. If you are looking for comprehensive security, then you may be interested in the Website security platform which helps to protect from online threats including DDoS mitigation.
- Malware cleanup/detection
- Security monitoring
- Performance optimization
- Brute force attacks
- Zero-day prevention
- Bad bot and much more
SUCURI can detect and block layer 3,4 & 7 attacks. Some of the frequent attacks one you might have heard about it:
- DNS amplification
- Simple service discovery protocol
- HTTP flood
- User datagram protocol
You can get it started with as low as $19.88 per month.
Anti-DDoS Pro by Alibaba can mitigate high-volume attacks up to 10 Tbps and support all protocols TCP/UDP/HTTP/HTTPS.
You can use Anti-DDoS to protect not just hosted in Alibaba but as well as hosted on AWS, Azure, Google Cloud, etc. If your application is hosted in China then there are very few CBSP can offer security protection and Alibaba is one of them.
It is not just about mitigating the risk, but Alibaba Anti-DDoS solution can help to track the source of attacks. Charges are based on usage, and you are in full control to customize the strategies for your business to reduce the cost.
AWS Shield Advanced
Managed DDoS by AWS called Shield is available to all applications running on AWS at no additional cost.
However, if you are looking for advanced protection from a network, transport to an application layer, then you may subscribe to Shield Advanced.
Shield advanced got many advantages over shield standard, such as:
- Detection – inspect network flow and monitor application-layer traffic
- Attack mitigation – sophisticated automatic mitigation against the large size of attacks including blocking bad traffic
- Support – access to 24×7 DDoS response team
- Analysis – post-attack analysis
Check out the FAQ for more information on AWS Shield.
With over 65tbps of total capacity, StackPath can stop large-volume of attack traffic to keep the application available for your users. It covers pretty much all the methods and capable of blocking attacks globally.
An overview of their network.
- 45 edge locations
- More than 3600 peering partners
- 28000+ ASNs
If you are hosting application on Google Cloud, then give a try to Cloud Armor. The only limitation is that it works only with Google Cloud HTTP(s) load balancer.
You’ll benefit from Google experience to protect their services like Gmail, YouTube, Search, etc. Some of the benefits of Cloud Armor are:
- Protection against infrastructure and application
- Create custom rules
- IP and Geo-based access controls
- Powerful logging on Stackdriver
Incapsula offers comprehensive protection to mitigate any types of DDoS attacks from layer 3, 4 & 7.
- TCP SYN+ACK, FIN, RESET, ACK, ACK+PSH, Fragment
- HTTP, connection, DNS flood
- Brute force
- Ping of death
- And much more…
It’s available as always-on or on-demand to detect and mitigate all attacks. Incapsula network consists of 44 data centers with over 6 Tbps capacity. If you are under attack and need emergency support to mitigate the risk in minutes, then you can contact the “Under Attack” team.
The above cloud-based solution provider would be a good fit for blogger, e-commerce & small-to-medium business; however, if you are looking for the enterprise/data center level, then the following are few known names.
- ARBOR Networks
- F5 Silverline
So, don’t pay DDoS ransom or be a victim of attacks instead use the cloud-based solution to protect your online assets.