Defending large networks against today’s DDoS attacks requires as much knowledge about your adversary as possible. However, knowing and understanding the adversary is only the beginning. You must also be able to operationalize that knowledge to adapt defenses to an attacker’s ever-changing tactics. This dynamic shift in attack tactics necessitates a smarter, faster, and more granular level of mitigation than has been required in the past. NETSCOUT’s Adaptive DDoS Protection was designed with these goals in mind.