May 13, 2022

What problems does DDoS Protect solve?

Businesses face a significant cybersecurity risk from distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks. They must be properly protected to mitigate these advanced attacks., which are referred to as "distributed" because they come from multiple IP addresses around the world.

The IP addresses of unsecured devices, such as personal computers and other web-enabled smart devices, are used by cybercriminals to launch these attacks. These IP addresses appear to be legitimate, but they are actually used by cybercriminals without the knowledge of the owners of the computers. Traditional security software fails to respond to these types of attacks due to the sophistication of this cyber threat.

A DDoS attack can range in severity from a network being temporarily shut down to a severe data breach in which all company data is infected with malware, tampered with, or stolen. Traditional antivirus software fails due to cybercriminals' inventive techniques in compromising older IT security systems. Traditional cybersecurity is no longer adequate in providing enterprise-grade protection against current attacks.

SEACOM Business, in partnership with NETSCOUT, provides advanced cybersecurity to corporate customers in Kenya. DDoS Protect is a product included in our cybersecurity packages. DDoS Protect uses the latest innovations to solve a number of challenges associated with distributed denial-of-services attacks, such as the ability to mitigate different types of attacks and prevent system crashes or data breaches.

DDoS Protect defends companies against a variety of DDoS attacks

DDoS attacks are classified into three types. Some argue that this is an oversimplification because some attacks are hybrids of different types, or because one type of attack is used as a smokescreen for another more serious one. Our DDoS Protect solutions defend against multiple types of attacks.

The most well-known is a volumetric DDoS attack. This method attempts to overwhelm the target site with a large amount of traffic, producing so much congestion that the site becomes unable to handle the sudden massive spike in demand. Legitimate users, such as company employees or customers, lose access when the target's server's bandwidth is used up.

The system goes into a state of unresponsiveness and shuts down. Volumetric attacks, however, can be easily detected by cybersecurity systems, which is why hackers tend to launch attacks at random intervals, using IP addresses from all over the world. This type of attack is frequently used to divert attention away from a simultaneous application-layer DDoS attack.

While a volumetric attack is deployed to disable a firewall that monitors traffic, an application-layer DDoS attack can be carried out at the same time. This type of attack targets specific apps on the company's cloud, such as API payment systems. Vulnerabilities in these apps are targeted, and these attacks can often go undetected until it's too late.

A protocol-layer attack is the third category of DDoS attack. This is a type of low-volume threat that occurs over a long period of time. Malware is used to send fake requests to the server, depleting network processing capacity because they are never completed. Uncompleted requests drain the network's resources over time as more requests come in. Protocol-layer attacks, like application-layer attacks, are difficult to detect with traditional cybersecurity software because the requests appear to come from legitimate users.

SEACOM Business DDoS Protect detects suspicious behaviour on all parts of the network, including applications and protocols. Machine learning technology can process huge data sets quickly and effectively by analysing traffic and usage patterns. DDoS Protect is able to determine whether IP addresses correspond to their source and has tools that provide comprehensive network infrastructure scanning.

Cloud-based cybersecurity protection

As a comprehensive cybersecurity solution that covers a company's private and public networks, DDoS Protect uses data filtering, networking analysis, traffic monitoring and reporting. DDoS Protect is the best defense against all types of DDoS attacks because it combines global threat intelligence with automated technology.

Kenyan businesses can choose the level of protection that best suits their needs and budget, making data security accessible to all. DDoS Protect provides enterprises with flexible packages that can be adjusted as business requirements evolve. NETSCOUT is a global leader in enterprise-grade cybersecurity and our partnership with them allows us to provide world-class DDoS protection to Kenyan companies. For more information or to get a quote for our DDoS Protect solution, email us at or leave us a message.

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