How Secure Cloud Technology Mitigates DDoS Attacks
As a business owner, you have a lot to lose. From your invaluable client data and revenue streams to your brand reputation with loyal customers, every business needs internal protections in place to keep operations running. However, Distributed Denial of Service attacks (DDOS) tend to bottleneck business in more ways than one.
If left unmonitored, your IT infrastructure could be vulnerable to serious DDoS threats – which can affect several parts of your business. Learn more about how DDoS attacks are carried out, before contacting a Managed Service Provider to implement a secure cloud technology infrastructure.
What Is a DDoS Attack?
If you aren’t familiar with what a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack is, it’s an attempt to reduce the availability of a platform, such as a website, to its end users. Attackers will typically accomplish this by swarming their target website with mass volumes of data. Eventually, the system or website will get overwhelmed with these buckets of data, at which point it’s forced to go offline to stop the attack short.
DDoS attacks come in a couple different forms. They can be carried out as infrastructure layer attacks, which work by overloading a network with mass amounts of data, as previously mentioned. Application layer attacks, on the other hand, hone in on a specific part of a platform, such as a homepage or login portal. When attackers use an application layer strategy, they most commonly direct a high volume of HTTP requests towards a specific portion of an application, rendering it inaccessible. If left unchecked, the fallout of a DDoS attack can affect several parts of your business.
How Your Business Could Suffer
In short, a DDoS attack has the potential to damage both your financial standing and brand credibility. If your customers can’t access your services and products, your revenue is in jeopardy – and when end users notice operational mishaps such as a downed website, it can hurt your business’s authority.
Another important item to note is that oftentimes, DDoS attacks are just decoys for a more complex network attack. While your IT team is busy handling a DDoS breach, the door is left open for attackers to intrude your network or damage it with aggressive malware. To quell this multidirectional nature of DDoS attacks, we at OC Cloud 9 suggest incorporating cloud technology into your IT infrastructure.
Mitigate DDoS Attacks with Cloud Technology
As cyberthreats become more and more advanced, businesses are finding increased difficulty in handling threats such as DDoS attacks. By partnering with a trusted managed services provider (MSP), you can proactively protect your operations against such threats. Here are some of the ways cloud technology wards off DDoS attacks:
MSP Filtering Capabilities
Established MSPs typically carry advanced filtering tools for DDoS, alongside high-end routing and automated tools. When combined, these assets serve to quickly nix malicious web traffic before it reaches your shared enterprise network. Filtering techniques are designed to protect against any form of DDoS attack, whether it’s aimed at your network or application layers. Furthermore, advanced network architectures ensure that your site is available even during a targeted DDoS attack, helping to greatly reduce costly downtime.
Industry Knowledge & Continuous Monitoring
When you hire on a professional service of any sort, you’re paying for their expertise. In the same way, MSPs offer knowledgeable teams to monitor attacks and respond before any serious damage is done to your network. A tech may notice an anomaly in your web traffic, for example, in which case they’d reroute your traffic through a separate network path. MSPs don’t just watch your online activity – at OC Cloud 9, we actively protect your invaluable data streams from malicious cyberthreats.
Your Trusted DDoS Protection Partner
Vulnerable IT infrastructures leave your business vulnerable to online threats, putting your revenue streams and credibility in jeopardy. Rather than rolling out the welcome mat for cyberattackers, consider partnering with us at OC Cloud 9 to protect your data, finances, and overall brand health amongst your end users.
Meet the OC Cloud 9 Team
OC Cloud9 and Orange County Computer, Inc. have a proven track record of satisfied clients with seamless transitions into private cloud solutions. Our beginning-to-end process ensures your business needs are met through extensive research, design, deployment, and implementation of your cloud services.
Learn more about our solutions by visiting our Learning Center, or speak with a member of our Cloud Solutions Team any time at our Orange County office by calling 949-699-6619.