Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) Protection solutions are platforms that aim to protect or mitigate the threat of DDoS attacks for businesses. DDoS attacks are a popular method used by hackers to take down an organization’s website or company network. DDoS attacks involve hackers overwhelming a network with traffic, which normally comes from botnets, created from malware-infected endpoints.
These solutions prevent DDoS attacks through multiple processes. They filter and monitor incoming web traffic, to check if an abnormal amount of traffic hits a website. If this occurs, they will classify it as an abnormal event and direct the traffic away from the website. This allows companies to keep websites running while DDoS attacks are attempted and prevent websites from losing functionality. They will typically provide an admin console and traffic management dashboard, which companies to control the policies governing the DDoS solution.