Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) Protection
DDoS attacks occur when multiple compromised devices are used to simultaneously flood a business or Internet Service Providers' (ISPs) network with traffic or server requests, rendering the system inoperable. DDoS cyberattacks cause significant damage to the finances, operations, and reputations of businesses worldwide.
DDoS is a growing business risk
More and more devices are connecting to the internet every day, exposing a huge number of endpoints that cybercriminals can weaponize by using them to launch DDoS attacks on a company’s network and hold it hostage for a ransom. DDoS attacks are projected to rise to 15.4 million per year by 2023.
The majority of attacks last up to four hours and, according to Gartner, the average cost of IT downtime is $5,600 per minute. Add it up and a DDoS attack could cost a business as much as $336,000 for every hour of downtime.
Minimize the risk of falling victim to a DDoS attack
Start taking defensive measures now with Quest’s DDoS Protection services. Quest can detect and mitigate DDoS attacks of any size and kind at the network edge, closest to the source of origin. This helps ISPs and businesses ensure that the performance of legitimate traffic isn’t impacted.
Our reliable infrastructure and experienced cybersecurity team can deflect any type of attack — volumetric, protocol, or application layer. Quest’s comprehensive, always-on DDoS Protection services secure websites, applications, and entire networks so organizations can avoid becoming the victim of an attack.
How DDoS Protection services work
Quest’s DDoS Protection services protect entire Internet Protocol (IP) subnets from DDoS attacks while also accelerating network traffic. This service mitigates attacks using Quest’s global network of Service Delivery Centers to employ two fundamental networking routing and encapsulation protocols, Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) and Generic Routing Encapsulation (GRE). All of your network assets—whether on-premises or in the cloud—are safeguarded.
- Connect: Using BGP route announcements to the internet and Quest’s Anycast network, customer traffic is ingested at a Quest Service Delivery Center closest to the source, not in your data center.
- Protect and Process: All customer traffic is inspected for attacks. Intelligent and automated mitigation techniques can be applied immediately after an attack is detected. Other functions, including load balancing, next-gen firewall, content caching, and serverless compute are also delivered as a service.
- Accelerate: Clean traffic is routed over Quest’s network for optimal latency and throughput. Traffic can be handed-off over GRE tunnels, private network interconnects (PNI), or other forms of peering to the origin network.
- Global Footprint: Quest delivers DDoS protection with integrated performance benefits using our entire network of Service Delivery Centers (SDC) across three continents. This is especially important for latency-sensitive applications like Voice over IP (VoIP) and custom online gaming protocols.
Quest’s DDoS Protection Features
Over 42 Tbps of DDoS network capacity • Mitigates most attacks under 10 seconds • Instant threat detection • Integrates via BGP routing and GRE encapsulation • Native integration with L7 services (CDN, WAF, Bot Management, etc.) • Always-on and on-demand options • Support for all IP services (TCP, UDP, IPSec, VoIP, custom protocols) • Advanced analytics