A Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack is when illegitimate Internet traffic is sent to a network or website in an effort to flood a Network’s Infrastructure and/or exhaust a server’s resources. The result is that legitimate websites visitors’ requests cannot be fulfilled by the overwhelmed network or webserver.
DDoS attacks are the easiest, yet most damaging attacks that block everyone from using your services. Websites and applications face cyber threats daily by cyber attackers who want to exploit any IT infrastructure vulnerability.
These attacks target your network’s application layer by sending HTTP traffic load with malicious intent. When an HTTP request comes to the server, to send a response, the server performs multiple tasks such as load files, querying the database, computing the request, preparing the response, etc. With such a huge amount of traffic, the server gets overloaded, and exhausts infrastructure resources and ultimately goes down.
These attacks bring down the service by exhausting intermediate resources like state table capacity, load balancers, firewalls, and TCP handshakes.
These attacks focus on eating up all the network bandwidth to block the normal traffic. This is done by sending massive data packets to your network using amplification methods, botnet, or spoofed IP addresses.
We compile an inventory of assets to attack and confirm the assets to be attacked with you, before the DDoS Stress Test begins.
We perform stress testing at various layers, from the web app layer (Layer 7) down to the network layer (Layer 3). Our DDoS Stress Tests are announced (or unannounced) as previously agreed with your IT staff.
We assess the findings of our DDoS Stress Tests and analyze the results.
We compile a report with our findings and recommendations for remediation and defense.
Authorization: DDoS Stress Test is strictly controlled and requires authorization from the hosting provider.
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