Amazon Stops Record Breaking DDoS Attack!

ZDNet has reported that Amazon prevented a record breaking DDoS attack on their Amazon Web Services in mid-February. The DDoS attack peaked at a staggering 2.3 terabytes per second, easily beating the previous recorded DDoS attack at 1.7 terabytes per second. This case study can be applied to teach us how small businesses can prevent DDoS Attacks.

What is a DDoS Attack?

A DDoS attack, or a Distributed Denial of Service attack, is targeted at web services and websites. DDoS attacks send many requests to a web service or website, flooding the web service’s or website’s capability to handle the increased traffic. This causes either the web service or website to fail, no longer being accessible.

How can Small Businesses Prevent DDoS Attacks?

DDoS attacks can take down your website, taking away your customer’s ability to reach and buy from your small business online. Customers may also be unable to contact you or see your offerings. Depending on the type of small business you are, a DDoS attack against you can also take down your customers’ or clients’ websites as well.

By following the guidelines highlighted below, your business will be at lower risk of falling victim to a DDoS attack!

How to Prevent Falling Victim to a DDoS Attack
How to Prevent Falling Victim to a DDoS Attack

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