A Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack is an attempt to network resources unavailable. DDoS mitigation assistance is provided by Fusix in 2 ways:
- Blackholing: traffic to the target of the attack IP address /32 is re-routed to a blackhole (null routing), which results in disregarding of all traffic to these IP addresses. This technique removes Customer’s IP port congestion, but the target of the attack gets isolated from the Internet. Customers can use our Team!works Customer Portal to initiate the black-holing; or request an immediate assistance by Fusix Network Operations Center.
- Filtering: customers can use our Team!works Customer Portal to filter all UDP and/or ICMP traffic to IP addresses on their own network. For more elaborate attacks, traffic to the target of the attack is analyzed by the Fusix Network Operations Center, who then apply different filtering techniques to separate malicious and legitimate traffic. The result is that the malicious traffic is discarded, while the legitimate traffic is re-injected, so the service stays up. Filtering is provided on request by a skilled network engineer or can be automatically performed at an additional cost.