How to Prevent DDoS Attacks
One of the most common cyberattacks is distributed denial-of-service (DDoS). With an increase in strength and frequency, DDoS attacks have been on the rise. These attacks disrupt normal business operations by causing website and application downtime and even knocking them offline. To combat sophisticated DDoS attacks, websites and web applications require the resilience and intelligence of a scalable network.
Hackers of all levels can use a DDoS attack, including professional hackers and so-called “script kiddies”. DDoS attacks are essentially a blunt weapon. They send tons of traffic to stop a target server from operating or a website is operated by an organization. The attack can still be very effective. This attack is very popular because it is extremely cost-effective. Many DDoS-for-hire groups are active on the dark internet. These groups can mobilize a large botnet army with compromised devices. These attacks can cause financial loss or damage to a brand’s reputation. They are also used to distract from a more serious attack on the victim’s infrastructure.
Different types of DDoS Attacks
There are basically three types of DDOS attacks:
- Protocol DDOS attack this DOS attack occurs at the protocol level. This includes Synflood and Ping of Death.
- Application layer DDOS attack: DDoS attacks are carried out against Apache, OpenBSD, and Windows to attack the server.
- Volume-based DDOS attack this DDoS attack also includes ICMP floods and UDP floods. It also includes floods that are performed using spoofed packets.
Comodo cWatch Protects Against DDoS Attacks
To protect yourself from DDoS attacks, you can go in for Comodo cWatch that is one whole solution providing all the necessary measures to protect your website from DDoS attacks, malware infections, and other such threats.
Available with a powerful firewall, this web security tool is capable of eliminating application vulnerabilities and protecting web applications and websites against advanced attacks like Denial-of-Service (DDoS), Cross-Site Scripting, SQL Injection, and many more. The Comodo WAF, which includes vulnerability scanning, malware scanning, and automatic virtual patches and hardening engines is fully managed by customers in the Comodo Web solution.
The Comodo web security tool cWatch provides more than a firewall. It also offers the following key features:
- Cyber Security Operations Center (CSOC). Comodo’s CSOS employs certified security analysts who monitor, analyze, and defend customer applications, databases, websites, and servers. The CSOC uses Comodo cWatch technology and a modern facility to detect and analyze threats and then takes the appropriate actions.
- Secure Content Delivery Network (CDN). The ComodoCDNThis network of servers distributed around the world is designed to improve the performance of websites and web apps by delivering content from the closest server to the user. It has been proven to increase search engine rankings.
- Malware removal, prevention, and scanning: These services allow organizations to take a proactive approach to protect their brand and business reputation from malware attacks and infections. Comodo cWatch Web can identify malware and provide the tools and methods to remove it. It also helps prevent future attacks on the network.
- PCI ScanningComodo cWatch Web offers online merchants, businesses, and other service providers who handle credit cards online an easy and automated way to comply with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard. It protects payment cardholder data from security breaches by performing network and application scans to identify and fix security flaws.
- Security Information and Event Management (SIEM). Advanced intelligence is provided by the SIEM, which can draw on data and events from over 85M+ endpoints as well as 100M+ domains.