The modern battle against ddos attacks ( distributed denial of service attacks ) has become wide spread, the days where high risk business models were the only targets for “ddosers” are long gone. Cyber threats are a daily concern for network operators and end users equally.
The diversity of the attack vectors and the ever evolving techniques requires a solution present at the data center Edge, this is the reason at Racknation we have deployed a robust protection scheme available for all our clients.
All RackNation services can be combined with DDos protection right from the start or after deployment depending on the client needs.
Understanding your needs is basic
Racknation offers different types of mitigation services, in conjunction with our premium ddos scrubbing centers in locations like: Miami, Dallas, Washington & Rumania we are able to offer 24×7 traffic divertion for clients prone to constant ddos attacks.
Mitigation for layer 3 and layer 4 attacks under this protection scheme provides mitigation in exactly 1 second, posing no threat to the destination server. If the attack vector used by the attacker results in a traffic leak; Racknation has deployed inline mitigation via RioRey mitigation appliances.
For clients with web only applications looking for layer 7 protection, we recommend remote ddos protection via a WAF (web application firewall). In this model we provide an ip address to be used as the public front end which will protect your web server on the back. Mitigation is completely transparent and immediate for the client.
Both application and website protection is done via exclusive partnership with DDos mitigation Provider DOSBUFFER , Dosbuffer operates mitigation clusters based on RioRey mitigation appliances as well as inhouse developed sflow analyzers.
How to implement mitigation?
When selecting one of our Cloud Servers or Dedicated Servers packages, be sure to check the option that says “DDos protection”, you will be able to select 24×7 protection or the WAF ddos protection using a remote protected ip address. Any of the mentioned methods can be implemented in a matter of minutes.
The WAF method is the preferred method if your server is only running Web services, if you are running other protocols like SMTP, DNS, NTP of similar select the option that says 24 x 7 protection.
We also offer Emergency DDos protection Services in case you are currently under attack and require a quick solution to protect your environment.
How does RackNation’s DDos mitigation work?
DDos mitigation is composed by a series of carefully synchronized tools which combined react to the traffic anomalies presented while under attack, a typical scenario is listed step by step on the list below:
The scenario described above is the typical hybrid approach which is the best practice in the industry, we don’t rely entirely on the mitigation scrubbing centers, we use them to carry the heavy weight in case the attack reaches a high bandwidth or high pps level, all in all the mix of the scrubbing center and our inline mitigation appliance provides leverage as well as the possibility to have a clear sight on the attack vector, which is critical in order to achieve a reliable mitigation and to maintain our clients much needed uptime.
In the case of very high risk environments we offer the option of 24 x 7 divertion, where clients traffic is only announced via Dosbuffer scrubbing centers and then filtered by our inline RioRey appliance.