DDoS attacks (Distributed Denial of Service) are among the most dangerous weapons of cybercriminals, warned security expert David Holmes at a conference organised by Exclusive Networks. Such attacks can block online services or web shops for days.
Traditional firewalls and intrusion detection systems are usually not able to ward off complex attacks, including DDoS attacks with SSL encryption, which makes them invisible to firewalls. In addition, attackers often combine several attacks at the network, session and application level. An effective approach to protect businesses and organisations from such attacks is the combination of cloud-based security services with DDoS defence systems that are implemented in the data centre of the enterprise. (Source: F5 Networks, Inc./bs)