Distributed denial of service attacks target not only financial institutions and gaming networks but also spread its attacks across all industries and company sizes. A DDoS major role is to disrupt the connections between two machines, thus preventing access to a service. It may lead to many different problems such as: ineffective services, inaccessible services, interruption of network traffic and connection interference.
IT statistics stated that distributed denial of service attacks (DDoS) have resulted in serious disruptions for over 15 years. And also showed that about 40% of companies and organizations are not ready to face such attacks. In addition to their inability to recover business services. Those unprepared companies are at a higher risk of business interruption than others. The first step towards being secured against attackers is to have a response plan. Companies who ignore to regularly test DDoS mitigation processes amplify the risks of an attack.
If the security team of a company tests the automatic switchover. This means when the company is attacked and switched its network traffic to a contracted cloud-based DDoS mitigation service provider, then the problem can be solved on an early stage. So, we can say that DDoS prevention refers to the collective tools, processes and methodologies that enable a network to be protected from the attacks and intrusions. It is a security technique that the optimal computing operations continue even under a DDoS attack.