A distributed denial-of-service attack, or DDoS attack, is an attempt to overwhelm a website or online service with traffic from multiple sources in order to render it unavailable to users. As organizations increasingly move more data and business processes online, the scale and frequency of denial of service attacks continue to rise. To defend against a DDoS attack, organizations need simple, fast and effective protection that can guard their web presence, protect their brand and secure their revenues.
Kona DDoS Defender from Akamai provides a highly effective cloud security solution to stop the threat of a DDoS attack. Combining the security expertise of a 24x7 security operations center (SOC) with Akamai’s highly scalable Intelligent Platform™, Kona DDoS Defender ensures that organizations can continue to provide the best online experience for users even when the business is under attack.
Scale is the key to Akamai’s effectiveness in preventing a DDoS attack. Akamai’s globally distributed Intelligent Platform has the capacity to process 15 to 30 percent of global web traffic on a daily basis and offers the scalability required to handle even the largest DDoS attack. When an attack occurs, Kona DDoS Defender automatically deflects a network-layer DDoS attack such as a UDP or SYN flood, while providing application security against DDoS attacks such as HTTP GET and POST floods by absorbing them at the edge of the network, preventing the attack from reaching the application origin.