September 17, 2021

Defend your networks and servers with SEACOM's DDoS Protect solutions

Most large companies rely heavily on the internet to conduct business, whether it's through communication via email, collaboration via networking, generating revenue via e-commerce or storing sensitive data on servers. This does, however, mean that these companies are in danger of advanced cyber threats such as Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks. If your IT network is under a DDoS attack, call us now for assistance on +254 20 513 3170.

DDoS attacks are a form of threat that involves flooding a server or network with malicious data. The goal is to prevent genuine users from accessing the system. As this often causes a website to crash, it results in employees being unable to do their jobs and clients being unable to access the website and perform necessary transactions with a company.

Types of DDoS attack

DDoS attacks are one of the most formidable online threats used by hackers to bring down a company's website. In essence, it involves flooding a server or network with more traffic than it can manage, rendering a website or device inaccessible and unusable. There are three types of DDoS attack:

  1. State exhaustion - This type of DDoS attack attempts to completely consume the processing capacity of a network or server, as well as that of intermediary communication systems like firewalls.
  2. Application Layer - This attack uses requests that appear to be genuine and benign, but overloads finite resources like disk space or RAM, causing the server to crash.
  3. Volumetric Attack - By delivering a huge amount of data across the system, a volumetric attack attempts to maximize and surpass the bandwidth capacity inside the network or server. It causes a traffic jam, making it impossible for legitimate users to access the system.

Why it is essential for your company to have DDoS Protect

One of the major reasons DDoS security is a critical concern for large companies is because any disruptions to a company's websites or networks can be extremely costly. Due to the fact that DDoS attacks have become increasingly popular in recent years, SEACOM Business now offers DDoS Protect solutions to large companies in Kenya.

Our DDoS protection solutions automatically detect large increases in traffic and redirect it through a DDoS guard, separating legitimate users from malicious incoming data, requests for connections and fake packets. This ensures that only clean data is transferred to the servers. High-level applications, such as e-commerce sites and corporate servers, are therefore protected from any outages and crashes.

SEACOM Business DDoS protection

For the delivery and support of Arbor DDoS protection services, SEACOM Business has partnered with leading software companies. Our DDoS Protection includes the following key services:

  • DDoS attack detection and mitigation
  • Managed DDoS protection services
  • Hybrid protection
  • Cloud-based or on-premise protection
  • Network peering analysis
  • Network capacity management
  • Data filtering
  • Traffic monitoring and reporting
  • 24/7 support

These solutions provide complete security against targeted DDoS attacks, ensuring that a company's networks and servers are always up and running. For more information or to get a quote for these solutions, email us at or leave us a message.

SEACOM owns Africa’s largest network of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure, including fibre optic networks and subsea cables. We offer a wide range of industry-leading scalable ICT solutions for large companies that operate throughout the region.

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