What is a DDoS attack

DDoS is one of the most frequent and fastest-growing categories of cybercrime. It’s the leading threat for businesses alongside ransomware.

Distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks is a method to disrupt online resources' operation, in which multiple compromised systems (for example, a botnet) flood the targeted system with fake traffic to overwhelm it and not let legitimate users and customers access. These attacks can be simple and broad or complex and orchestrated to affect the most critical customer touchpoints.

Frequently, this involves targeting ways to disrupt competitors' business processes - even offline ones. DDoS attacks can also be launched by cybercriminals as a smoke screen to other target attacks to a company's infrastructure. Most of these cyber crimes remain unpunished.

There are two types of targeted systems:

Network layer DDoS attacks are launched to disrupt web servers functioning via protocol vulnerabilities.

Application layer DDoS attacks target "weak points" of a website and require minimal resource consumption while focusing on bot requests' frequency.

How Active Bot Protection works:

  • Variti's technology puts all incoming traffic of online resources we protect through our nodes' distributed network to filter it from bots.
  • We analyze traffic in real-time to detect malicious activity anomalies and instantly prevent and mitigate DDoS attacks.
  • Based on behavior analysis, machine learning algorithms identify potential bad actors, validate and block fraudulent or unwanted interactions in less than 50 milliseconds.
  • Our solution works from the first request and filters traffic on all layers, including Layer 7, mobile and IoT apps, and API transactions.
  • Suspicious visitors are checked unnoticed.
  • Meantime, legitimate traffic is kept safe, letting real users enjoy all the services at full breath with no lags or downtimes.
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