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myracloud provides DDoS-proof DNS and HTTP/HTTPS services.
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After witnessing quite a few of these DDoS attacks against our customers, we have created a filtering/scrubbing solution called MyraCloud. MyraCloud uses intelligent routing algorithms to distinguish services such as HTTP and DNS, and to separate bad from good traffic. These algorithms allow us to instantly filter out unwanted traffic in the backbone already. This protects our customers, and the Internet itself.
By additionally using Anycast routing technology attack traffic is diverted to the nearest filtering/scrubbing center. This makes attacks on our infrastructure much, much harder. Anycast works by sending traffic to the nearest data center, instead of sending it half-way around the globe. Traffic is cleaned locally instead of potentially negatively affecting users globally.
myracloud is already deployed for a number of customer sites. Please contact us if you are interested in trying out MyraCloud.
DDoS means Distributed Denial of Service and usually refers to many devices (e.g. personal computers or servers) attacking a target through a network. There are many different types of attacks which can be used to exhaust resources. Because these resources are used up by the attacker(s) the service becomes inaccessible to legitimate users. Hence it is called “denial of service”, and since it is distributed, we call it “distributed denial of service” or short DDoS.
A DDoS usually targets a particular level of the OSI layer.
Well-known attack types on OSI layer 3/4 are:
- ICMP smurf (pinging broadcast addresses so that one packet is reflected by the network into many packets, very old and rarely used)
- SYN floods (overflowing the half-open connection table of the operating system)
- DNS amplification attacks (using open recursive DNS servers to amplify a small packet into a much larger one)
- Aggressive HTTP exhaustion (repeatedly requesting a resource from a web server)
- Less aggressive HTTP exhaustion (opening many parallel connection, and only sending bytes very slowly, but still using up all resources of the webserver)
- SQL injection attacks