Landing: What is a DDoS attack?


A distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack uses multiple infected devices to target and overwhelm the resources of a single network, application or service, denying access to legitimate users.

Infected equipment could include personal or business computers, servers or even Internet of Things (IoT) devices - which was the case in the DDoS attack on Dyn.

Hackers use those Trojans to turn the devices into an army of botnets. When triggered, they act as zombies to overwhelm a target and cut off legitimate Internet traffic.

Take a look at the video below to see how this type of cyberattack works.



How can SDN Communications help?

Our Managed DDoS Protection works to identify malicious traffic on your Internet pipe and take action against it through mitigation or countermeasures. We can show you how we do that and offer reporting so you know exactly what’s going on.

It’s an overly simple answer to a complex cybersecurity process and may leave you with some questions. That’s okay – we’re happy to discuss it further.

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