Dealing with a DDoS attack.
While a DDoS attack may be targeting a specific site/server, the increased bandwidth usage can take down large networks.
This means it is vital for hosting companies to protect their networks as much as possible — a continuous job as techniques become more complex.
At UKFast, we have developed a DDoS Blockade system. This sits outside of the firewall to deal with traffic before it hits your solution. We identify any malicious requests, and set up a decoy page to respond to these. The decoy page responds with “everything is OK, and here is the page. The DDos Blockade absorbs all of this traffic, leaving your site to perform as normal.
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