For network operators, DDoS attacks are a daily occurrence. According to NETSCOUT® research, there is no sign of this changing as DDoS attacks continue to increase in frequency, size and most concerning – complexity. It’s imperative for network operators to detect and mitigate DDoS attacks as soon as possible to reduce impact on their own or their customers’ network/ online services. As this paper will discuss, there isn’t a silver bullet when it comes to DDoS attack protection; there are different methods to mitigate a DDoS attack – each having its pros and cons depending upon the nature of the attack.
Due to the dynamic, multi-vector nature of today’s modern-day DDoS attack, orchestrating these multiple methods of mitigation can be difficult. That is, until Arbor Sightline With Sentinel from NETSCOUT arrived.
With tight network integration and knowledge of an organization’s entire mitigation infrastructure including routers/switches using Flowspec, specialized products such as Arbor Threat Mitigation System (TMS) and even upstream service provider capabilities, Sightline With Sentinel can detect and intelligently orchestrate mitigations for all types of DDoS attacks, enabling an organization to optimize its mitigation infrastructure to its fullest.