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DOS and DDOS Mitigations

Denials of service attacks are common in modern day systems and attackers are getting better and better with the methods and tools that they use in mitigating these kinds of attacks. These attacks are also known to target the systems that are currently serving a lot of incoming requests in an order to halt or disrupt normal business operations. As a result, the users of online applications and business systems on the internet are supposed to stay aware of the ever present threat of the denial of service attacks and the losses that comes with these kinds of internet attacks.

The attacks are known to stop the normal delivery of service to normal customers and a lot of the traffic from the applications and information systems that have been put in place for use by the online businesses will be redirected to places that it does not benefit anyone. This means that the computers that were presenting legitimate requests to the servers that are in charge of running the business will not be able to receive replies and this is the kind of disruption that interrupts the normal delivery of service for many users. Internet applications have also been known to be weakened or slowed down as a result of the DOS and DDOS attacks which are common and timed in such a manner that they will prevent the servers from communicating with the devices and customers that are looking for genuine services. The energy and computational effort of the servers will be redirected to handling the illegitimate requests during which time the genuine customers will have already stopped using the website as it will be out of service for the entire duration of the DOS attack.

Several mitigations and measures are available for the DOS attacks that are expended on modern information systems. One of them includes keeping the information system well backed up in order to ensure that no information can be lost during the attack and there are always backups to work with and redirecting the traffic from the servers of the business to other more powerful servers makes the DOS attack less effective as the IP addresses of the new server instances that have been started to act as a temporary measure will not be known to the attackers and this will mean that the business will still be running even when there is a currently active denial of service attack.

Distributing the computation requirements of any system also makes it possible for the business to counteract and handle the threats as they come in. This makes it possible for the online businesses and services to keep running and make service delivery as effective as possible which means that the customers will still get their service requests handled by the servers and the DOS attack will not have been noticed or perceived by the customers who still can transact business while the servers that are under attack get turned off for maintenance and an audit run can be done on the resources that were used.