Security 101: Thwarting DDoS Attacks

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Security 101: Thwarting DDoS Attacks

Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks vary more than the types of bread at a global deli. They are easy to launch and one of the biggest security problems on the network today because they stop your network from functioning. Learn more about this threat and how you can prevent it.

There are two types of DDoS attacks:

Network-centric attack, which overloads a service by using up bandwidth

Application-layer attack, which overloads a service or database with application calls

The outcome of these attacks are the same - They Stop Your Network. Chief Geek Jimmy Ray Purser illustrates how to mitigate these very easy to launch attacks in this special Security installment of Networking 101.

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