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Organizations around the globe are instituting new work/learn-from-home policies on a massive scale. Now, more than ever, critical infrastructure such as internet circuits, routers, VPN gateways, and firewalls must remain available to ensure remote access to internal resources and services. The impact of unavailable or poor performing infrastructure includes lost productivity, decreased revenue and profits, and insecure environments now vulnerable to all types of cyber threats.
One Smart Question: Why Do I Need Arbor Edge Defense On-Premise to Protect My VPN Gateway From DDoS Attacks?
The VPN gateway (as well as other stateful devices such as firewalls and load balancers) are critical pieces of technology that enable work/learn from home scenarios. Relying exclusively upon a cloud-based DDoS protection service to protect the availability of a VPN gateway is risky, as these services will find it difficult to detect and stop such attacks...
DDoS attacks pose a significant threat to the availability of this critical infrastructure and services.
Remote users need these circuits to access internal network information and services. Due to the increased utilization of these circuits from legitimate remote users, even a small sized DDoS attack can impact the performance and availability of these circuits.
These devices, whether they be in the same box or separate, are used to secure the access for remote users. These devices are stateful and are susceptible to DDoS attacks; more specifically, TCP State Exhaustion attacks. Protect Your VPN
Services that reside inside the corporate network must be available for remote users to be productive. Application-layer attacks target these business-critical applications where they slowly exhaust resources. Once these resources are gone, the application goes down.
The NETSCOUT Solution
NETSCOUT's industry-leading Arbor DDoS Protection solution is a hybrid (cloud + on-premises), fully managed solution consisting of:
Arbor Edge Defense (AED)
An appliance (or virtual) that resides on premise, in front of firewall or VPN gateway to protect them and application services from volumetric (up to 40Gbps), TCP state exhaustion or application layer attacks.
A cloud-based DDoS attack mitigation service with over 14 global scrubbing centers and 11+TBps of mitigation capacity and manned 24x7 with DDoS attack mitigation experts. Arbor Cloud will be used to stop attacks that will saturate the internet circuits.
ATLAS Threat Intelligence
AED and Arbor Cloud are continuously updated with ATLAS Threat Intelligence which enables protection from latest DDoS and other threats.