The threat is real... and mounting
One of the most common ways to bring down a business network is a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack. DDoS attacks can take websites and servers down either by slamming the site with data, or by flooding an application server with requests that appear valid but are not.
The Internet of Things has opened up more attack pathways to business networks. Smart businesses now understand that overall network protection is no longer just about protecting the front gate, but reaching beyond local attacks to the original source of these opportunistic take-downs.
"In 2017 alone 41% percent of medium sized organisations experienced DDoS attacks that cost them valuable time and money. Increasingly attacks are becoming smaller and attackers more effective. Australia is now one of the top 10 most attacked countries in the world."
- Netscout Arbor's 13th Annual Worldwide Infrastructure Security Report
But do you really have to worry
about DDoS Protection?
You may question if a DDoS attack would really affect your business. Could there really be impacts on you?
If your business depends on critical applications (any channels used to generate contracts, sell goods or any other service directly impacting the bottom line) there really could... And since an attack can take down systems and leave customers without critical applications, it may also contribute to:
- Failure of phone, email and customer service systems
- Failure to deliver SLAs to clients
- Reputation damage
- Loss of business
Not many providers can boast DDoS protection as standard with their business Internet. We do. And because Vocus DDoS protection occurs at the network level, traffic related downtime is one less thing for you to worry about. DDoS mitigation infrastructure in all of our International PoPs, means that DDoS traffic is dropped before it traverses our International Backhaul network and makes its way to you. We also maintain infrastructure in our Australian and New Zealand PoPs to mitigate any local DDoS attacks. Some businesses argue the value of this. They learn the hard way that if the network goes down, fast, unlimited business Internet is like a Ferrari without petrol.
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The Vocus DDoS Solution
As one of ANZ’s most significant Internet transit providers, Vocus understands the impact of DDoS attacks. We continue to expand our DDoS detection and mitigation infrastructure through our investment in the Vocus Threat Detection System (TDS) and Threat Prevention System (TPS).
Threats are identified by the TDS as the attack enters our network – typically before they even reach Australia, immediately notifying the Vocus Network Operations Centre (NOC). The TPS is designed to automatically respond to emerging threats, providing tools for our NOC to respond to alert situations. Furthermore, DDoS traffic can be optionally scrubbed to present clean traffic to your network.