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As 2020 draws to a close, it's critical to note how the global cybersecurity landscape dramatically changed this year amid the COVID-19 outbreak. Cybersecurity threats dominated headlines in 2020 as the global business world witnessed record-breaking cyber attacks across online platforms and services. The cybersecurity threats such as Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) are on the rise across industries disrupting businesses of all sizes worldwide. According to the 2020 Threat Intelligence Report by NetScout, more than 4.83 million DDoS attacks occurred in the first half of 2020. The report also highlights how attackers targeted healthcare, e-commerce, and educational services, among others, with multivector and faster attacks designed to take down victims' sites instantly.
DDoS attacks may turn out to be disastrous for online businesses and, if left unchecked, may adversely impact an organization’s bottom line and reputation. An intelligent anti-DDoS service is a critical element of a dynamic cybersecurity strategy that helps companies improve their security posture and safeguard against DDoS attacks. Alibaba Cloud Anti-DDoS is a world-class global DDoS protection designed to intelligently mitigate incoming malicious traffic and defend against sophisticated DDoS attacks. It is a comprehensive DDoS protection service that shields businesses against an array of malicious DDoS attacks, including:
Built on years of security expertise and know-how of advanced security technologies in DDoS protection, Alibaba Cloud helps global organizations of all sizes defend against attacks at all costs. Alibaba Cloud Anti-DDoS Service also ensures high-quality China Gateway acceleration and employs globally distributed scrubbing centers to provide a protection bandwidth of more than 10 Tbit/s globally.
Moreover, It offers comprehensive protection against volumetric attacks, protocol attacks, and application layer attacks by responding to these attacks based on various fine-grained protection policies, including policies for blocking TCP, UDP, and ICMP traffic; and policies for filtering packets based on packet characteristics. Unlike the traditional anti-DDoS security solutions, Alibaba Cloud Anti-DDoS service is more stable and easier to deploy. It relies on high-quality BGP networks and intelligent protection technologies to provide a more robust defense with higher availability.
Let’s look at the key reasons why businesses trust Alibaba Cloud to ensure secure network connectivity and business continuity.
It offers complete protection for systems running on the cloud or on-premise. Enterprises leverage intelligent traffic scheduling to route traffic based on cloud product-specific security events and DNS resolution records. By associating the cloud products with Alibaba Cloud Anti-DDoS Service, businesses automatically activate the DDoS protection whenever their cloud products come under attack.
Its intelligent protection engine runs smart algorithms to differentiate between malicious and harmless traffic to protect the system against a potential attack. The AI-based protection engine helps businesses ensure effective protection by:
Using Alibaba Cloud’s global network of scrubbing centers, the Anti-DDoS service distributes network traffic from across the world to the nearest center for filtering out malicious traffic at its source and maximizing the protection capacity. Access traffic from the Internet is given priority by the Anti-DDoS data center based on specific configurations. This mechanism helps to mitigate attack traffic and filter the traffic within the scrubbing center. Therefore, clean traffic is forwarded back to the origin server through port and protocol forwarding while ensuring stable access to the origin server.
Alibaba Cloud Anti-DDoS seamlessly integrates with existing installations, including those from other cloud providers. Users can deploy and get started with Anti-DDoS Service within 30 minutes, without installing any additional software or hardware. To enable DDoS protection for any cloud or non-cloud assets, users just need to add ports or domain names to their purchased Anti-DDoS Service instances.
Anti-DDoS service uses high-availability network defense clusters to avoid single points of failure (SPOF) and achieve rapid disaster recovery and redundancy, allowing for elastic scaling of processing performance and business continuity during unprecedented times.
Using Alibaba Cloud Anti-DDoS service for protecting your business, users, revenue, and brand image from the potential damage caused by DDoS attacks is an ideal long-term cybersecurity strategy. Its continuous usage optimizes protection accuracy by continuously learning from previous threats, strengthens IP defense by making it impenetrable, and minimizes the risk of being re-targeted using its intuitive protection engine.
It just takes 30 minutes to deploy the Alibaba Cloud Anti-DDoS service and strengthen your website's security posture and non-website services. Besides, it eliminates the ICP Filing requirement for overseas and cross-border lines to ensure high-quality China Gateway acceleration. Contact us today to get free support and deploy Anti-DDoS with up to 10 Tbit/s mitigation capacity.
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