• Definition
    Denial of Service Protection

    An IT defense strategy implemented to provide a business network with security against denial of service attacks, which harm the network by flooding it with additional requests, ultimately slowing or completely interrupting traffic.

    Denial of service protection offers businesses a way to guard against the threat of attacks that hinder the functionality of a network by disrupting the availability of network resources. When a network falls under a DoS attack and is flooded with malicious traffic, network service could be interrupted for long periods of time, making business-critical information unavailable. Along with guarding against standard attacks, businesses should also provide their networks with Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) Protection. DDoS employs a host of compromised computers to launch a large-scale attack on company networks. For common victims of DoS attacks, such as online businesses, service providers and service carriers, damages from attacks can be felt as loss of revenue through network downtime, and tainted business reputations. For these reasons in particular it is important that companies have proper denial of service protection implemented as part of their network security measures.