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ALSO CALLED: Distributed Denial of Service Attacks, Teardrop Attacks, Denial of Service Prevention, DOSA, Packet Monkey, Attacks, DDoS Attacks, DNS Attacks, Smurfing, Denial-of-service Attack, D o S Attacks, DoS Attacks, Smurf
DEFINITION: A distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack is one in which a multitude of compromised systems attack a single target, thereby causing denial of service for users of the targeted system. The flood of incoming messages to the target system essentially forces it to shut down, thereby denying service to the system to legitimate users.In a typical DDoS attack, a hacker (or, if you prefer, cracker) begins  … 
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Information Security Breaches Survey 2013
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Evolving Threats Demand New Approaches To Security
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2012 Cost of Cyber Crime Study: UK
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Cyber Risk Perceptions: An Industry Snapshot
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Information security breaches survey 2012
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2012 Security Outlook
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Malware Attacks Demand a New Malware Defense Approach
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Types of DNS Attacks Reveal DNS Defense Tactics
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EGUIDE: This E-Guide from SearchSecurity.com details different types of common domain name system (DNS) attacks, the unusual behaviors they invoke, and which defense tactics work best in the given scenario. View now to learn more!
Posted: 21 Mar 2013 | Published: 21 Mar 2013

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Security as a Service: Benefits and Risks of Cloud-Based Security
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DNS Firewalls and Defense Tactics
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EGUIDE: Gain an in-depth look at today's most popular domain name system (DNS) attacks and the defense tactics against them. In addition, uncover how a DNS firewall can help keep your organization safe.
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New UC Threats Leaving Your UC Platform Vulnerable
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WAN Security: Making the Right Choices for an Optimized WAN
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Leveraging Cloud Security to Weather Threatening Storms: How to Defend Your Perimeter from Today's Outsized Threats
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WHITE PAPER: With rapid growth and complexity of today’s threats, traditional perimeter defenses are no longer enough to keep pace. This resource explores the current threat environment and how leveraging cloud-based security services can be a proactive and effective means to protecting against ever-evolving, modern day threats.
Posted: 04 Apr 2012 | Published: 04 Apr 2012

Akamai Technologies

Akamai Shields Leading Retailer from Ddos Attacks During Critical Holiday Shopping Period - and Protects $10 Million in Revenues
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CASE STUDY: In this case study, learn how one online retailer was able to maintain online operations and protect $10 million in revenue by implementing Akamai’s DDoS Defender Security Solution and utilizing Akamai Intelligent Platform to deflect and reflect malicious attacks.
Posted: 04 Apr 2012 | Published: 04 Apr 2012

Akamai Technologies

Stopping application layer DDoS attacks: What you need to know
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EGUIDE: While a DDoS attack can be damaging to any organization, DDoS attacks specifically at the application-layer can be more ominous. Understanding these attacks are the first step to keeping your organization protected. In this e-guide, explore how DDoS is being used, what you can do to stop them, the future of the web threat landscape and more.
Posted: 27 Mar 2012 | Published: 27 Mar 2012

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Protecting the Enterprise Against Today's Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) Attacks
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WHITE PAPER: With today’s increasing reliance on the Internet, it is of utmost importance to ensure security and uninterrupted availability in order to maintain a competitive advantage. View this resource now to explore the risks of DDoS attacks, the latest DDoS attack trends, guidelines for a DDoS defense program and more.
Posted: 26 Mar 2012 | Published: 26 Mar 2012

Corero Network Security

Cisco CleanAir Technology
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Posted: 02 Mar 2012 | Premiered: Mar 2, 2012

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The real need for distributed denial-of-service protection: How to stop DDoS attacks
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EGUIDE: This expert E-Guide discusses the immediate need for DDoS protection services and what you put at risk by not protecting your organization today. Uncover how these attacks work, the damage they can cause and best practices to stop them.
Posted: 23 Nov 2011 | Published: 22 Nov 2011

Neustar®

The Business Case for Managed DDos Protection
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WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper provides a snapshot of the evolving DDoS threat, provides guidance on what to look for in a managed DDoS solution and presents a financial cash-flow analysis scenario of an investment in a managed DDoS protection service.
Posted: 18 Nov 2011 | Published: 17 Nov 2011

Neustar®

State of DNS Availability Report
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WHITE PAPER: This domain name system (DNS) availability report illustrates the risks and impact that site downtime can have on revenue generation, business continuity, customer loyalty and more.
Posted: 11 Nov 2011 | Published: 11 Nov 2011

Verisign, Inc.

FortiGate DoS Protection - Block Malicious Traffic Before It Affects Critical Applications and Systems
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WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes common DoS techniques, explains the technology integrated into every FortiGate consolidated security platform that helps in blocking DoS attacks, and offers suggestions on how to prevent an organization’s network from being used to attack another organization.
Posted: 01 Aug 2011 | Published: 29 Jul 2011

Fortinet, Inc.

Threat Analysis: Understanding and Combating DDoS Attacks
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WHITE PAPER: This analysis focuses on the types of attacks generally referred to as distributed denial-of-service, or DDoS, attacks. DDoS attacks are most often used to extort or damage businesses whose websites or online assets are a major source of revenue, are an indicator of brand value, or are critical to operations.
Posted: 31 May 2011 | Published: 31 May 2011

Dell SecureWorks

Features of a Comprehensive Application Security Solution
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Posted: 07 Jun 2010 | Published: 07 Jun 2010

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DENIAL OF SERVICE ATTACKS DEFINITION (continued): …  by exploiting a vulnerability in one computer system and making it the DDoS master. It is from the master system that the intruder identifies and communicates with other systems that can be compromised. The intruder loads cracking tools available on the Internet on multiple -- sometimes thousands of -- compromised systems. With a single command, the intruder instructs the controlled machines to launch one of many flood attacks against a specified target. The inundation of packets to the target causes a denial of service. While the press tends to focus on the target of DDoS attacks as the victim, … 
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