DDoS Mitigation

The Truth About DDoS

The perception of DDoS is typically based on very large attacks that grab the headlines, after taking down a high-profile target with immense volumes of junk traffic. These attacks are rare, with maybe only one or two occurring globally in any single year. The rarity of these largest attacks can lead to a sense that DDoS is not so much of an issue for most organizations.

However when viewed through the lens of a real-time, always-on, DDoS protection system, the picture is in fact, very different - attacks are actually happening on a daily basis, at scale and across the globe. In reality, the vast majority of DDoS attacks are small (less than one gigabit per second) and short (less than ten minutes in duration). Only one or two percent are classed as large.

Without dedicated always-on DDoS protection in place these daily attacks, which impact business continuity and result in slow applications and failed services, can get attributed to some other IT issue. When in fact, they are preventable.

OpenCape has partnered with Corero to deploy their SmartWall® Real-Time DDoS Protection across our Network.  We have installed inline appliances at the edge of our Network to deliver 24/7 visibility and mitigation

Corero SmartWall® leads the industry with real-time, automatic, protection that keepsvDDoS attacks at bay, without any of the downtime associated with other solutions. vSmartWall uses a patented, innovative and automated, multi-stage detection and mitigation pipeline to ensure the highest possible efficacy. Protection is achieved while maintaining line-rate performance, to ensure legitimate traffic is not impacted by damaging false positives, or a significant increase in latency.

Unlike other DDoS protection solutions, which rely on header-based 5-tuple flow information, SmartWall’s Deep Packet Inspection looks into every bit of the packet header, plus the first 128-bytes of the payload, to deliver the most advanced DDoS attack detection, with surgical mitigation.

OpenCape has committed to make this service affordable for all-sized customers on our network.  Download our co-branded white paper here or reach out to us at 508-362-2224 to learn about pricing.