DDoS protection refers to the strategies and methods used to stop distributed denial of service attacks on a network. A distributed denial of service attack uses multiple users and computers launch a campaign which can slow or eventually stop a network from functioning.
As DDoS attacks become more popular among online collectives, having a robust DDoS protection strategy becomes crucial for organizations. DDoS protection methods such as Anti-Dos, Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS), Network Behavioral Analysis (NBA), IP reputation tools and Web Application Firewall (WAF). Complimentary load balancing solutions and application delivery controllers are critical to network performance and security. A combination of these DDoS protection methods helps protect a network from the threat of distributed denial of service by destructive users. DDoS attacks can negatively affect business by taking networks offline for extended periods, compromising user trust and decreasing performance. Improper protection, or inadequate protection, can have a lasting impact on an organization.