Do not scramble to fight off Distributed Denial of Services (DDoS) attacks. Today's enterprises are relying on their Application Delivery Controller (ADC) as a first-line of defense against targeted network-layer attacks and application-layer attacks. ADCs act as a strategic point of control that is both network- and application-aware and able to defend against attacks. Smart organizations are using this technology to defend not only their network, session, and application layers, but also their business logic and database tiers as well.
This document examines various DDoS attack methods and the application of specific ADC technologies to block attacks in the DDoS threat spectrum while securely delivering applications and protecting the network, the session, and the user. It provides an overview of various attack types and specific technical insight on the application of ADCs to oppose and mitigate specific attacks and build a more complete and unified security platform.
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