DDoS attacks have been around for a long time. What makes them so powerful?
What are the best methods for protecting one's network from DDoS attacks?
DDoS Attacks are insidious invasions of network domains that make them unavailable to the constituencies that the network serves.
First, they make network resources unavailable to customers, prospectors, partners, employees, contractors, patients and others why may depend on the network services.
Second, they may be ruses, designed to take primary firewall defenses offline and opening the network up to more nefarious types of attacks that place malware into the network through the less then optimal defenses that come into play when the primary defense is taken off line.
They are hard to detect in that they use normal, well formed, traffic requests to flood the targeted network until the overwhelm devices and applications. It is not as if they are using recognizable malformed packets. These are normal traffic requests like those that come from legitimate requests.
I'm researching DDoS solutions, and have been looking at F5 and Radware. Are there any other solutions I should be considering? Please also share insights from Gartner.
If you have a CDN, does it mean you don't have to worry about DDoS attacks or will hackers still succeed in carrying out DDoS attacks? I'm a VAR/System Integrator and I don't see any problem if you have Cloudflare.