DDoS Protection

Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks threaten businesses with downtime that can damage their brand and even lead to financial losses. With the many IoT device-powered botnets and for-hire DDoS services, the threat of an attack is greater than ever. F5 provides DDoS protection that makes sense for your architecture.

DDOS ATTACKS

Businesses of all sizes run the risk of being hit with a DDoS attack. The common goal ofthese attacks is to make your application or network unavailable but attacks themselves can differ.

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VOLUMETRIC

Attacks that consume all available bandwidth across the network link that connects an application to the Internet or other networks.



APPLICATION

Attacks that mimic legitimate application requests but attempt to overload web server resources such as CPU or memory.

COMPUTATIONAL

Attacks that attempt to exhaust infrastructure resources, such as firewall state tables, leading to crashing or degraded performance.

WHAT DEFENSE MAKES SENSE?

When considering what protection model is best for your business think about ease of deployment based on where your applications are hosted—in the cloud, on-premises, or a mix of both. Also consider your number of in-house experts and the level of hands-on management you prefer. Your solution can evolve over time as Application Infrastructure Protection needs change.

ON-PREMISES

Maintain direct control of DDoS mitigation by owned and operated devices but remain vulnerable to large attacks that overwhelm bandwidth capacity.



CLOUD-BASED

All traffic flows through F5 Silverline with 24x7 expert monitoring and mitigation of attacks.

HYBRID

Retain control of mitigation timing and techniques but have automated on-demand help from F5 Silverline for the large, bandwidth-consuming attacks.

CHOOSE THE RIGHT MODEL

A GUIDE TO DDOS PROTECTION

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