For enterprises confronted with massive distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks, finding solutions that offer DDoS protection is critical to protecting revenue, productivity, reputation, and user loyalty.
Hackers stage DDoS attacks by hijacking unprotected computers and installing malware. Using hundreds of thousands of these "zombie computers" or "bots", perpetrators target a single website or web based application, flooding it with an enormous amount of traffic and causing the target to become unavailable to legitimate users.
DDoS protection has become more difficult in recent years as DDoS attacks have grown increasingly sophisticated. DDoS attackers have shifted their focus from the network and transport layers to the application layer, where DDoS protection is harder to maintain. The size of attacks has grown exponentially too, and most enterprises lack the capital resources to scale their security programs to provide adequate DDoS protection. That's why so many organizations have turned to Akamai for highly scalable cloud-based enterprise solutions for DDoS protection.
Akamai provides DDoS protection for some of the biggest brands in the world, many of which are targeted by DDoS attacks on a regular basis. Akamai Kona Site Defender delivers a multi-layered defense that effectively protect websites and web applications against the increasing threat, sophistication and scale of DDoS attacks.
Kona Site Defender provides unmatched web and application protection delivered through an intelligent platform with more than 210,000 servers over 120 countries. Network-layer DDoS traffic is deflected and application-layer DDoS traffic is absorbed at the network edge, while mitigation capabilities are implemented natively in-path, protecting against attacks in the cloud before they reach the customer origin. With a highly scalable Web Application Firewall (WAF) offering protection against application-layer attacks in HTTP and HTPS traffic, this powerful Akamai solution provides all the DDoS protection enterprises need to maintain web performance and availability.
To provide enterprises with superior DDoS protection, Kona Site Defender includes: