The Complete DDoS Protection Offering – DDoS Security Orchestration, Automation & Response (SOAR) with On-prem and Cloud DDoS Protection.

In the ever-evolving landscape of cyber threats, Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks remain a significant concern for organizations. To combat the increasing sophistication of these attacks, a comprehensive approach to DDoS protection is essential. This blog explores why combining on-premises and cloud-based DDoS mitigation with DDoS SOAR (Security Orchestration, Automation, and Response) forms the most complete DDoS protection solution.

Understanding the DDoS Threat Landscape

Before delving into the combined approach, it is crucial to understand the DDoS threat landscape:

Scale and Impact: DDoS attacks can disrupt online services, damage reputations, and result in significant financial losses.

Variety of Attack Vectors: DDoS attacks come in various forms, including volumetric attacks that flood network bandwidth, application layer attacks that target specific services, and multi-vector attacks that combine multiple techniques.

Changing Attack Patterns: Attackers continuously adapt and modify their tactics, making it challenging to predict and defend against their next move.

The Role of On-Premises DDoS Mitigation

On-premises DDoS mitigation is essential for several reasons:

Low Latency: By mitigating attacks at the network edge, on-premises solutions ensure minimal latency for legitimate traffic, preserving the quality of service.

Immediate Traffic Scrubbing: On-premises DDoS mitigation appliances can scrub malicious traffic at the network perimeter before it reaches your internal infrastructure, in addition it does not require any scrubbing diversion which adds a delay.

Privacy: On-premises mitigation allows organizations to retain control over sensitive data, ensuring that it never leaves the network.

The Role of Cloud-Based DDoS Mitigation

Cloud-based DDoS mitigation complements on-premises solutions in several ways:

Scalability: Cloud-based mitigation services can absorb massive traffic volumes during large-scale attacks, preventing network saturation.

Specialized Expertise: Cloud providers often have dedicated security teams with deep expertise in DDoS attack mitigation.

Global Reach: Cloud providers have distributed scrubbing centers worldwide, allowing for a geographically diverse defense against attacks.

Cost-Effective: Pay-as-you-go pricing models offered by cloud providers reduce the cost of maintaining on-premises capacity for large-scale attacks.

The Role of DDoS SOAR

DDoS SOAR adds orchestration, automation, and response capabilities to the combined solution:

Automated Attack Detection: DDoS SOAR solutions continuously monitor network traffic and automatically detect deviations indicative of DDoS attacks.

Immediate Mitigation: When an attack is detected, DDoS SOAR can automate the orchestration of on-premises and cloud-based mitigation measures, ensuring immediate and effective response.

Intelligent Decision-Making: DDoS SOAR uses threat intelligence and analytics to make informed decisions about traffic diversion, filtering, and response actions.

Streamlined Workflows: Incident response workflows are optimized, reducing the need for manual intervention, and speeding up response times.

Cyber Controller Plus – Radware’s Approach to join on-prem and Cloud SOAR solution

Cyber Controller Plus is Radware’s SOAR console enables you to create and manage a complete DDoS attack life-cycle orchestration, including automation and customized playbooks to define the best security strategy to your organization, integration with third party detectors and centralized management.

Why a hybrid DDoS solution is crucial – and how Radware’s DDoS SOAR – Cyber Controller Plus helps you to archive the complete DDoS protection solution out-there:

Multi-Layered Defense: The combination of Radware’s on-premises DefensePros and CloudDDoS protection solutions, orchestrated by Cyber Controller Plus, creates a multi-layered defense with a continuous security approach. On-premises solutions intercept and filter out malicious traffic at the network perimeter, while cloud-based services offer scalability and global reach. This multi-layered approach ensures that attacks are thwarted at different points in the network, reducing the risk of service disruption.

Real-Time Detection and Automated Response: Cyber Controller Plus acts as the central command center, continuously monitoring network traffic for signs of DDoS attacks. When an attack is detected, it orchestrates an immediate and automated response. This real-time detection and automated response minimize the time window during which an attack can disrupt services, enhancing the organization’s resilience against DDoS threats.

Scalability and Flexibility: Radware’s CloudDDoS protection provides the scalability required to handle large-scale attacks. When an attack exceeds the capacity of on-premises DefensePro devices, Radware cloud can absorb and mitigate the excess traffic. Radware’s orchestrator – Cyber Controller Plus coordinates this scaling, ensuring that the network can adapt to changing attack volumes. This scalability and flexibility are essential for countering the ever-increasing size of DDoS attacks.

Adaptability and Efficiency: Cyber Controller Plus uses threat intelligence and analytics to adapt to evolving attack patterns. They make informed decisions about traffic diversion, filtering, and response actions. Automation streamlines incident response workflows, reducing the need for manual intervention and enhancing efficiency. This adaptability and efficiency are critical in staying ahead of attackers and maintaining service availability.

To learn more about Radware’s complete DDoS protection using – Cyber Controller Plus, go to the Radware website, register and search for “Cyber Controller Plus”.

Idan Edry

Idan Edry is a product manager in Radware’s security group, responsible for orchestration and service provider solutions. Idan has over 15 years of experience in networking and security, network operations center (NOC), pre- and post-sale support and solution architecture. He is highly focused on delivering Radware customers product efficiency, a heightened customer experience (CX) and optimal levels of security.

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