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About stress test

Upon request, Variti provides personalized DDoS Simulation tests, to identify how a company would fare under a range of automated attacks. Variti has found that, majority of the time, companies are vulnerable against modern attacks, which are bypassing traditional methods of detection.

The scope of the test:

  • Determine the threshold of the load on the customer's web-services;
  • Determine the ability of current means of protection to withstand modern threats, including high-frequent and low-frequent loads at levels L3, L4, L7;
  • Prepare a report indicating the identified bottlenecks, as well as recommendations for their removal increase in traffic leads to overload and, respectively, to denial of service for some users.

Variti's innovative technology - Intelligent Active Bot Protection©

Variti's Intelligent Active Bot Protection© technology is focused on threats on application level, where the threats are more sophisticated and modern.

Variti currently uses this technology for DDoS mitigation (with focus on L7), anti-click fraud, protecting API of mobile applications and serve clients in the segments of media, e-commerce, financial, hosting providers. Our platform has been designed and developed by highly skilled engineers who have vast experience in DDoS mitigation and bot detection.

Services are provided based on its own software and infrastructure. Variti cleans the traffic of its customers and protects them against different types of network attacks, such as DDoS and various types of hacking attacks, thereby making its customers Internet services more accessible and safer for their users.

Services are performed in the form of a "cloud", to which anyone can be connected throughout the world.

Test set up and its phases

The total duration of testing does not exceed three hours. Date-time of test start and peak stress test load is determined with the client in advance.

To coordinate the parameters of the various stages of testing for the entire time of the tests, the client allocates technical specialists with the appropriate authority.

For operational coordination, the presence of at least one client specialist in the group created before testing is mandatory.

Testing is carried out in several stages. The start of each stage and the initial parameters of the load are coordinated with the dedicated specialists of the customer.

Phase 1 – Layer 7 testing

During this phase, the processing by the web resource of requests at the application level is checked:

  • low-frequency testing;
  • testing of statics;
  • testing the dynamics of GET requests;
  • testing the dynamics of POST requests;
  • combined testing methods.

During the testing, parameters of using keep-alive, timeouts and other available variables can change.

Phase 2 – Layer 3-4 testing

During this phase, the processing by the web resource of requests on the network and protocol level is checked:

  • UDP flood;
  • TCP flood (SYN / SYN + ACK / ACK, etc);
  • Generic TCP flood;

During testing, the flags of packages and other available variables can change.

Phase 3 - analysis of the data obtained, report preparation, demonstration of Variti platform

The specialists agree on the parameters of connection of the Variti service to the tested resource. Upon completion, the obtained parameters of availability, delays, the number of resource responses with error codes, etc. are compared.

Within three working days upon test run, Variti experts provide a list of infrastructural weak-points and improvement recommendations, based on gathered data analysis.

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