DDoS Protection Needs To Be Verified and Measured
DDoS attacks can severely cripple business-critical applications and bring business operations down, impacting revenues and the brand. They put large strains on companies' global networks and their upstream ISP networks. Cloud-based Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) mitigation services or an on-site mitigation strategy are two methods employed by companies to stop or lessen these unpredictable attacks.
Both internal and external network visibility is essential to understanding and ensuring that your user experiences are not impacted in the event your network experiences a DDoS attack. The first step in remediation is for you to continuously identify potential DDoS threats that impact your users and secondly to monitor how effective your internal mitigation or cloud-based mitigation services are performing during these attacks. ThousandEyes DDoS monitoring performs both of these DDoS attack responses and visualizes the impacts, while recording performance data that can be shared in real-time with internal IT teams or external mitigation services personnel, enabling detailed collaborative forensics.
DDoS Mitigation Service Monitoring with ThousandEyes
ThousandEyes tracks the activation of a DDoS mitigation service using DNS or BGP to detect whether traffic is being routed as expected. Using ThousandEyes, you can measure whether deployed mitigation techniques are successful and identify specific devices or scrubbing centers that affect performance.
DDoS Mitigation Service Monitoring with ThousandEyes
DDoS attacks can severely degrade the performance of your applications and networks.
Most organizations deploy mitigation strategies such as on-premises appliances, cloud-based mitigation services, and cooperation with upstream Internet service providers.
But these tactics sometimes fail to filter traffic as intended, or they may introduce large performance penalties to legitimate traffic.
ThousandEyes tracks the activation of a mitigation service using DNS or BGP to detect whether traffic is being routed as expected.
In addition, ThousandEyes provides deep insight from an end-user performance perspective into whether the deployed mitigation techniques are successful.
The data collected is very granular, allowing you to identify specific devices or scrubbing centers that are affecting performance.
You'll get visibility from cloud agents in over 100 cities around the world that actively probe your application and network infrastructure to reveal performance characteristics.
This gives you a perspective of not only your own network, but also the networks of your DDoS mitigation providers and upstream ISPs.
You'll get rich metrics and visualizations that uncover web server and network connection issues.
So you can determine if specific parts of your infrastructure are under strain.
The path visualization singles out interfaces and links that are congested or a dropping packet whether within your environment or outside of it.
And DNS and BGP views can help you understand how traffic is being routed before and after handoffs with your mitigation provider and ISPs.
When you're dealing with a DDoS attack, you need detailed data at your fingertips.
Easily customize geography and network-specific alerts, so you can be notified when the delay in your mitigation provider exceeds a critical threshold.
Or alert on route changes that indicate that your mitigation service has been activated or turned off.
Getting set up is quick.
Simply select your target applications and desired cloud agent locations and get detailed performance data in just a few minutes.
Use cloud agents for DDoS monitoring with a free 15-day trial of ThousandEyes.
Understand DDoS Attacks From an Outside-In Visual Perspective
With ThousandEyes, network path visualization makes it possible to track a DDoS attack:
- Quickly locate packet loss, high latency links and overloaded scrubbing centers that impact your application performance
- Clearly track the impact of DDoS attacks to see what is being stressed: DNS, ISP networks, edge routers or an overloaded application server
- Identify underperforming elements within your cloud mitigation provider, such as overloaded scrubbing centers or misrouted traffic
- Easily correlate this information against baseline traffic behavior, compare time periods and save data for later forensics
Monitoring DDoS Attacks and Mitigation
About This Webinar
DDoS attacks are becoming more frequent and powerful, with the ability to shut down a website or, sometimes, major Internet services. Monitoring your network for potential threats allows you to be immediately notified of service interruptions and evaluate mitigation strategies. Join us to learn how you can proactively monitor your critical assets and choose the right mitigation technique.
In this webinar, we will discuss:
- Different types of DDoS attacks
- How to monitor your network and identify DDoS attack patterns
- DDoS mitigation techniques and their impacts
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