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How Do Data Centers Fend Off Against DDoS Attacks?

According to the Uptime Institute, data centers upgrade to new IT equipment every three to five years. One of the main reasons for these regular upgrades is to prevent security attacks. New equipment creates a novel problem for hackers and rolls back their efforts to attack systems. However, data centers don’t sleep at that. They go the extra mile and put together a strategy to fend off distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks.

In this article, you’ll learn the two ways that data companies avoid DDoS attacks on their systems. If you’re part of an IT team, the information here will help you and your organization to examine their resources and determine if they’re susceptible to an attack. Keep reading.

Target Isolation

Although attackers are more inclined to hit an entire network and cause more damage, they can also target one of the PCs in your system. An IT team can protect the most likely targets (like the admin computers) using segregated hosting and network segmentation for the key resources like email and voice over Internet Protocol on the network. Such separation ensures that any DDoS attack will not hit any key resources.

Infrastructure Hardening

Hardening the infrastructure means making it difficult for a DDoS attack to happen by tweaking a myriad of technical functionalities. It could be anything from changing particular settings and removing unnecessary features to adjusting configurations and installing new security features. To make things clearer, here is a list of how you and your organization can harden your infrastructure:

  • Limit the number of devices accessing the internal network
  • Establish rate limits for the routers
  • Enable time-outs for half-closed connections
  • Drop packages that are either malformed or improperly formatted

A great organization is one that anticipates DDoS attacks and stays ahead of attackers by sealing all loopholes. Although you may never prevent 100% attacks, using strategies like target isolation and infrastructure hardening gives the IT team more time to roll back the effects and progress attackers have had on your system. Our professional data security experts can help roll out these DDOS attack prevention strategies. Contact Bluebird Network today for state-of-the-art IT equipment.

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