A Distributed Denial of Service attack is the equivalent of your website being flooded with hundreds, thousands, or even tens of thousands of simultaneous visitors all attempting to access your site at once. This can cripple websites, especially those that have only one server. Or aren’t prepared to handle such a high amount of traffic. In fact, a recent DDoS attack on hacker news took down the site and knocked it offline for several hours. As the site admins worke to mitigate the impact of the attack and remove malicious content that was being host by the site.
Why an On-premises solution isn’t enough
If you’re running a website, you know how important it is to have dependable access. You may be aware of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks and know that there are certain threats that could have devastating effects on your website and even your business. That’s why it’s so crucial to make sure that there are measures in place to protect yourself from any cyberattacks that can knock down services or even destroy them completely.
Cloud-Based DDoS Solutions
The first part of getting protection is to sign up for a cloud-based DDOS protection service. The second step is implementing it, which requires knowledge of what options are available and how they work. We have experience in working with some of these providers. So if you’re interest in one, just let us know and we can help you get set up. If you aren’t sure which provider to go with, let us know. We can put together an analysis of your situation to help pick one out.
What happens if I get hack?
The best thing you can do to protect yourself is to monitor what is happening on your website. Most hosting companies offer some type of monitoring or security solution. These solutions can help you keep track of what’s going on with your site and if it hack. It’s also wise to make sure that you are using a strong password for your FTP account and that you change it periodically.
Preventative measures you can take to avoid getting hack
Use a password management tool like LastPass. It has a feature that’s unique to its platform that allows you to lock down an account if it detects someone else is trying to log in. Also, make sure your software is up-to-date; hackers target older versions of programs because they know users might not have updated them in years. If your software isn’t patching regularly, you could be leaving yourself open to some vulnerabilities.
Get protect today!
Depending on how serious your DDoS attack is, you’ll want to react quickly and methodically. If you don’t know where your security weaknesses are? Or what kind of protocol you should use, hire someone who can help.
Haltdos cloud-based DDoS protection solutions automatically scan and detect malicious traffic, allowing you to concentrate on growing your business and not worry about potential threats. Protect yourself against denial of service attacks today!