Since an attacker's motivation is not always clear at the beginning of a DDoS attack, we recommend carefully studying and analyzing the course of each attack and evaluating the possible consequences.
As you know, quality is very rarely cheap. The protection StormWall offers is no exception: we invest thoughtfully to achieve high quality of our DDoS protection service while keeping fair prices - far from the highest on the market. Thanks to the chosen strategy, we offer a very favorable price-quality ratio.
The focus today is not so much on information security (defense against all threats associated with the company's information systems), but on cybersustainability - the ability to minimize the impact of cyber threats on the company and maintain efficiency under the conditions of all kinds of negative impacts caused by different digital environments.
It is very important to clearly define what signs can be used to identify legitimate requests so that the anti-DDoS provider can accurately identify the beginning of an attack on the application and defend against illegitimate requests. Application developers and their customers should have an idea of how a DDoS defender thinks and acts, and ensure up front that it can detect and disable bots.
Owners of Internet resources, trying to protect them from DDoS attacks, often make mistakes that undo their efforts and investments in protection. Perhaps, most dangerous in this case is that organizations that bought a DDoS protection are under the illusion that they are automatically on the safe side.
In late 2021 and early 2022, we faced very strong DDoS attacks. These attacks suddenly stopped on January 11, 2022, shortly after the Internet in Kazakhstan was shut down by local authorities in connection with mass protests in the republic. However, after the Internet started working again in Kazakhstan, the attacks resumed. We have analyzed the characteristics of the attacks observed at the end of last year and in the first half of this year and have come to the following conclusions.
Many companies that have protection against DDoS attacks believe that they are now invincible. In fact, that's not entirely true, to say the least. Even if your protection really works after being connected and has successfully repelled several subsequent DDoS attacks, it is by no means a fact that it will also repel attacks that may occur today or tomorrow.
StormWall has integrated a new feature HTTP ACL into its cloud DDoS protection services. It will help improve the quality of traffic filtering of a wide range of Internet applications, from ordinary websites and web services to applications running through the API, applications from mobile devices, various gadgets and other systems connected to the Internet.
According to the study, the number of DDoS attacks on the financial, retail, gaming and education sectors increased significantly in 2021 compared to 2020.
We have never made a secret of the fact that we write our own software to clean up traffic, and that it all works on the x86 platform. Once again, the cleanup system is updated. This time the update is global, the platform for the cleaners is changing.
Have you ever moved a rack of server and telecommunications equipment inside the datacenter without inconveniencing your business or your customers? We assure you - this is a very exciting activity!
Who are the DDoS attackers hidden in the virtual network? We can distinguish three main categories of hackers who use the same methods for different purposes.
In the first half of December, StormWall specialists recorded a flood of DDoS attacks with a capacity of more than 1 Tbit/s, which lasted for several days. Essentially, the hackers attacked companies from the entertainment industry, online retail, publishers and the fintech sector, especially crypto services.