DDoS protect

As you take advantage of cloud services to move more data and applications online, distributed denial of service attacks (DDoS attacks) become an increasingly dangerous threat. A DDoS attack targets a website, web application or other online service and seeks to render it unavailable by overwhelming it with traffic from multiple sources. Mitigating these threats requires fast, simple and effective DDoS protect capabilities to defend your online presence, preserve revenues and safeguard your brand.

As a global leader in cloud security solutions that make the Internet fast, reliable and secure, Akamai provides sophisticated DDoS protection with Kona DDoS Defender.

DDoS: protect your organization with Akamai

Akamai‘s Kona DDoS Defender delivers simple and effective DDoS protect capabilities that reduce business risk and maintain availability during attacks. Kona DDoS Defender leverages the highly scalable Akamai Intelligent Platform™ and Akamai’s in-depth security expertise to provide highly effective DDoS protection against even the largest and most sophisticated attacks.

Kona automatically deflects network-layer DDoS traffic and absorbs application-layer DDoS traffic at the network edge, preventing attacks from reaching the application origin. Kona DDoS Defender uses adaptive rate controls to mitigate attacks within seconds and combines automation and people-driven capabilities to detect, analyze and respond to the newest attack vectors as soon as they appear. Akamai’s 24x7 Security Operations (SOC) Center coordinates attack response with your security team to help maintain normal business activities during a DDoS attack.

Akamai DDoS protect capabilities enable you to:

  • Reduce risk by quickly and effectively mitigating DDoS attacks.
  • Maintain performance and availability during attacks with a platform that has the scale to deflect or absorb even the largest attacks, and that is backed by industry-leading SLAs.
  • Mitigate the most sophisticated attacks the help of Akamai’s highly experienced SOC staff.
  • Reduce the costs of DDoS protection by leveraging Akamai’s cloud security platform.

Stop DDoS and protect your infrastructure with comprehensive capabilities.

Kona DDoS Defender capabilities include:

  • Dynamic DoS and DDoS protection against range of potential attack types. Network-layer attacks such as UDP and SYN floods are automatically deflected, while application-layer attacks such as HTTP GET and POST floods are absorbed at the network edge.
  • 24x7 support from Akamai’s Security Operations Center. Akamai experts communicate and coordinate with your onsite staff to troubleshoot abnormalities, augment adaptive rate controls, perform real-time analysis of ongoing attacks, tune new rules and tune existing rules, and mitigate zero-day Layer 7 attacks with custom rules.
  • Real-time visibility into security events and the ability to drill down into attack alerts to understand what is being attacked and by whom.

In addition to Kona DDoS Defender, Akamai provides a leading web application firewall (WAF) and highly effective web application security technology.

Learn more about Akamai’s defenses against DDOS. Protect your organization with Kona DDoS Defender.