Look inside our SOC, where DDoS attacks are detected and mitigated. See the advanced DDoS protection tools that we use and learn how our SOC engineers escalate alerts and block changing attack vectors in real time.
No other company can match the DDoS protection that Akamai delivers every day to our customers with best in class DDoS protection.
Akamai’s cloud security solutions are backed by multiple independent globally distributed networks to provide defense in depth for critical applications and infrastructure. These include DDoS protection for:
Our global DDoS mitigation network is comprised of six scrubbing centers located strategically around the world to protect Internet-facing infrastructures against all known types of DDoS attacks at the network, transport and application layers. Our DDoS filtering techniques, advanced routing, and anti-DoS hardware devices remove DDoS traffic close to the source of the botnet activity.
For non-routed DDoS protection, as well as DNS protection, our more than 175,000 servers and 1,300 network locations in more than 100 countries can maintain website availability and performance during DDoS attacks leveraging our globally-distributed architecture.
It’s simply not enough to rely exclusively on automated anti-DDoS tools or bandwidth reserves for DDoS detection and protection. That’s what really separates Akamai from other DDoS mitigation service providers. Since 2003, our DDoS mitigation staff has successfully mitigated some of the world’s largest and most sophisticated DDoS attacks. With more than 100 security experts holding more than 200 cloud security certifications, the Akamai global Security Operations Centers (SOCs) operate five locations around the world to better support our customers 24/7/365. Each SOC provides you with the best DDoS protection at all times, with local language support.
Our SOCs are staffed with engineers around the clock and respond in real-time. The skills and always-on availability of our SOC engineers are critical because many DDoS denial of service attacks are concerted efforts by live attackers and, as a result, the characteristics of the DDoS attack can change during the attack.
Success against the most sophisticated DDoS hackers can only be achieved by responding in real time and supplementing automated anti-DoS tools with eyes-on-glass human expertise. Our staff use their expertise to distribute DDoS attack loads and combat novel and hybrid attacks.
We have mitigated some of the largest DDoS attacks launched in the world, including a record-setting 1.3 Tbps attack, and a 700,000 request per minute application layer attack, the kinds of attacks that typically bring down websites, along with low and slow encrypted Layer 7 attacks that cripple applications. And this is really important – because of this immense anti-DDoS bandwidth, it means that we can provide DDoS protection services for multiple clients and fight multiple DDoS attacks at once.
Our cloud-based DDoS protection solutions mitigate DDoS attacks at every layer including Layers 3, 4 and 7. We even have a proven solution against encrypted attacks that vandalize HTTPS traffic in real time. Often DDoS attackers who see traffic has been re-routed through our DDoS mitigation network quickly abandon their attacks – they know they do not have the capacity to overcome our DDoS protection.
If you use our DDoS detection and system monitoring services, you will have the peace of mind that we will monitor, detect and begin to mitigate all types of DDoS attacks immediately. By combining the best of automated technology and human expertise with the assurance of our always-on DDoS protection, we can respond to and stop DDoS attacks faster.
Our SOC personnel detect DDoS denial of service attacks by monitoring your network traffic at multiple levels, passing through multiple networks at multiple locations.
Upon detecting network traffic anomalies, our SOC personnel perform impact analyses and notify you of conditions that could threaten your networks. You can also view your network traffic at any time using the Luna portal.
When warranted, the SOC provides a clear recommended DDoS mitigation action plan, which may include switching to immediate DDoS protection by re-routing your network traffic through our global DDoS mitigation network, or setting up new filtering rules.
Quite simply, the DDoS attacks that often overwhelm others – either in size or speed – are mitigated by Akamai experts successfully – and fast.
Regardless of what you need to protect - websites, data centers, infrastructure or DNS, we have a cloud security solution to fit your needs.