A Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack is a malicious attempt by a human or human created software to deny users access to a service of some sort through the use of a distributed, coordinated attack. The goal is to overwhelm the target's computer system and make it no longer available for service for the valid visitors. By flooding traffic to a target as quickly as possible, that will overwhelm the Internet connection and prevent valid visitors from accessing it.
It is important to know that some industries are more likely to be targets of an attack than others such as: gaming, technology, entertainment and finance. While there are many points of entrance that leave site vulnerable to such malicious attacks, there are ways to protect yourself. A great way to get help is by outsourcing to a managed DNS provider like Dyn who can redirect users to your site through load balancing features.
Dyn’s cloud-based Secondary DNS solution serves as a redundant complement to your existing DNS service to protect against DDoS attacks at the DNS layer. By implementing a Secondary DNS solution, businesses are ensuring online services remain available to their end users.Protect your business with Managed DNS