DDoS Attacks on rise
In February 2019 a new type of botnet attack called Cayosin hit DDoS defences around the globe. Cayosin was assembled from elements of Mirai, Qbot and other malware. The intriguing factor was that Social Media like YouTube & Instagram but not the dark web, was used to advertise Cayosin as a DDoS Service. New research from Kaspersky, DDoS attacks in Q1 2019, show that all DDoS attack statistics increased during the last quarter, for example:
The total number of attacks climbed by 84%
- The number of attacks which had a duration of over 60 minutes during Q1 doubled
- Segment of extremely long attacks posted a massive 487% growth
- It can be concluded that many new and smart versions of updated older Botnets were found to have brought the systems down
With data like the above, how can you ensure that the DDoS Mitigation Solution you have deployed is resilient enough to tackle any kind of new or existing DDoS attack vector?
DDoS Mitigation Gaps
When relying on a DDoS Mitigation Solution, one should remember that unlike other automated security devices e.g. Firewalls, IPS etc. DDoS Mitigation must be manually configured and fine-tuned to protect your online network from DDoS attacks. It can also be noted that a pre-configured Mitigation Solution is continuously challenged by
Misconfigured DDoS mitigation policies
Changes to the production environment
New and Improved attack vectors
The above 3 points can create DDoS Mitigation Gaps that need a proactive approach to detect, fix and close.
The DDoS Radar®
Acts as a detector to continuously 24/7 identify DDoS Mitigation Gaps. It then alerts the companies with a user-friendly report, to proactively work with the Mitigation Vendor to fix DDoS mitigation gaps identified (Figure 1) . DDoS Radar® goes beyond the hassles and limitations of traditional DDoS Penetration Testing. The DDoS Radar® proactively ensures that your DDoS Mitigation Solution always works for you. The only way to accomplish this level of protection without disrupting your ongoing business operations, is with the DDoS Radar®.
Figure 1: Snippet of DDoS Radar Report. IP Addresses have been blinded for security purpose.
The DDoS Radar is an essential component of any DDoS Mitigation Solution and ensures your DDoS Defences are working against new and existing DDoS Attacks 24/7.