What is DDoS Protection?
DDoS protection is a security solution that detects and defends against denial-of-service threats.
DDoS protection limits the impact of the attack by preventing malicious traffic from reaching its target while yet allowing regular traffic to pass to conduct business as usual.
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What is a DDoS attack ?
Distributed-denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks are sophisticated attacks designed to flood the network with superfluous traffic. A DDoS attack results in either degraded network performance or an outright service outage of critical infrastructure.
From a high level, a DDoS attack is like an unexpected traffic jam clogging up the highway, preventing regular traffic from arriving at its destination.
Frequently Asked Questions
A denial-of-service (DoS) attack floods a server with traffic, making a website or resource unavailable. A distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack is a DoS attack that uses multiple computers or machines to flood a targeted resource.
No, it won’t stop the DDoS. The DDoS will continue on the host it is targeted at currently. Back to the target in a moment.
When a full-scale DDoS attack is underway, then changing the server IP and DNS name can stop the attack in its tracks.