There are many types of DDoS attacks, each with its character and methods of fighting. One of the productive ways is using Virtual Data Room. So, how it can handle DDoS?
What is DDoS?
Constant access to a website of any direction is one of the most important factors in its development. This is especially true of online stores and sites that sell certain services for money online. Every second of such a service brings money to its owner, and its unavailability, on the contrary – leads to unsold sales or services, as well as damage in the form of a decline in reputation and reduction of users of services in the future.
One of the most dangerous threats is virtual DDOS attacks. Indirect damage from one such attack can amount to hundreds of thousands of dollars a day. DOS-attack (Denial of Service) and DDOS-attack (Distributed Denial of Service) are types of attacks by an attacker on computer systems. Their purpose is to create conditions under which legitimate users of the system cannot access the resources provided by the system, or this access is difficult. Therefore, Protection against DDOS attacks is especially important for online stores, news resources, and other companies whose activities involve constant user access to the resource.
A DDOS attack can also be used as a cover to run other malware, with which an attacker can steal sensitive data, which is then sold to competitors.
There are four main stages to launching a DDoS attack:
- Choice of agents. The attacker chooses the agents who will carry out the attack. Based on the nature of the vulnerabilities identified, most machines for use as agents have been compromised.
- Compromise. An assaulter uses holes in the security and vulnerabilities of hardware machines to implement an attack code. The attacker also takes the necessary measures to protect the code from identification and deactivation.
- Communication. An assaulter communicates with any number of handlers to determine which agents are running, when to schedule attacks, or when to update agents. Such collaboration between attackers and handlers can be carried out by means of various protocols, such as ICMP, TCP, or UDP.
- Attack. The attacker initiates the attack. Intruders use available bandwidth, and each of them sends a large number of packets to the target host or network to immediately overload their resources.
How Virtual Data Room can prevent DDos?
The general principle of protection is to analyze behavior and filter out suspicious IP addresses at the firewall level. The more complex the algorithm used by the attacking program, the more difficult it is to detect parasitic traffic and the falser positives that block access to the resource for real users.
There are many solutions to interfere with DDoS attacks in a business environment. One of them is using online data room. The software provides a secure workspace and data repository for business transactions. Data Room providers need to collect data flow samples. This data is needed to determine the true source of the attack. From the saved data stream, the provider will be able to determine which of the clients sent malicious traffic. So, Data Room is distributed and backup system that will not stop serving users even if some of their elements become inaccessible due to the attack.
Besides, Data Room is also suitable for increasing the efficiency of your data organization by allowing an exact analysis of the activities in the Data Room. In this way, conspicuous strategic or operational undesirable developments can be identified and risks can be better controlled.