How does Denial of Service work?
A Denial of Service attack works by overwhelming a server or network with illegitimate traffic, so that legitimate requests cannot be processed. This can be achieved using a multitude of techniques, such as sending useless packets, overloading the network or exploiting vulnerabilities in software.
How is a DoS attack triggered?
A DoS attack can be triggered in a number of ways, for example by exploiting a security hole in the system, sending a large number of requests to a server or flooding a network with data packets.
How can you tell if you’ve been DDoS’d?
Signs of a DDoS attack include network slowdowns, slow response times and service outages. System administrators can also use network monitoring tools to detect DDoS attacks.
What is the risk for a company under DDoS attack?
DDoS attacks can lead to loss of revenue, reduced customer satisfaction and damage to the company’s reputation. What’s more, DDoS attacks can sometimes serve as a diversion for other, more dangerous types of computer attack.
Which attacks are considered DDoS?
Attacks that are considered denial-of-service attacks include SYN flood attacks, Ping of Death attacks, Smurf attacks, UDP flood attacks and DNS amplification attacks, among others.
Altospam Mailsafe applications
ALTOSPAM incorporates specific rules to prevent denial-of-service attacks. For example, the number of simultaneous connections from the same IP address is limited. What’s more, ALTOSPAM’s front-end position in your SMTP architecture prevents your server from falling victim.