DDoS Mitigation - Best Practices for a Rapidly Changing Threat Landscape

Verisign offers best practices for countering distributed denial-of-service attacks.

Verisign: In a 2009 survey, 74 percent of enterprises said they had experienced at least one distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack during the past year. And those attacks have become harder to counter than in previous years. What can enterprises do? Verisign offers five best practices:

  1. Centralize data gathering and understand trends.
  2. Define a clear escalation path.
  3. Use layered filtering.
  4. Build in scalability and flexibility.
  5. Address application and configuration issues.

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