What are the characteristics of a good anti-DDoS protection ?

Distributed Denial of Service attacks infiltrate your network system and steal data, or destroy your business or organization. Anti-DDoS solutions have been developed to stop this cyber assault, but how can you know that you have the best anti-DDoS protection for your business ? Carefully evaluate your provider DDoS provider, taking into account the following points.

Great network and processing capacity

Your anti-DDoS protection provider must have a great network capacity and a higher processing capacity.

High capacities of network and processing strengthen your security. DDoS attacks exceeding the bandwidth or the forwarding rate of your provider can be fatal to the security of your network. For that reason, you should first evaluate the size and hardware capacity of your organization and then find an anti-DDoS protection provider whose available bandwidth and forwarding rate are of an acceptable level. Available bandwidth is measured in Gigabits per second (Gbps), and sometimes Terabits per second (Tbps). The forwarding rate is measured in Millions of packets per second (Mpps) and must reach at least 120 Mpps to overcome lower peak DDoS attacks.

Good anti-DDoS protection like Koddos prefer DNS routing, and the best are cloud-based protections.

Low time to mitigation

A good anti-DDoS protection offers you a very short time to mitigate. A DDoS attack can easily reach its target if mitigation does not occur within seconds after the attack has been detected.

Service Level Agreement and guarantees

The Service Level Agreement, or SLA, is a key resource that allows you to define the metrics, tasks and layers of security that your anti-DDoS protection supplier must provide in order to maximize the performance he offered. It is a contract that clearly sets out the specifics and objectives of the service to be provided, as well as the responsibility of each party.

You should never accept an uptime guarantee that is lower than 99,9%, your safety is at stake.