Detecting DDoS Attacks

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It's very important to have one visual pane of glass where you can visualize all of the elements that make up your DMZ and your internet facing infrastructure to help diagnose issues and detect DDoS attacks.

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One thing that we're able to do or that we wanted to do was be able visualize. A lot of this is back to visualization, whether you're talking about planning, or operations, or specific segments of the network, it's visualization. What we wanted to do is be able to visualize the bandwidth coming in from our internet providers, the flow data coming in from our internet providers, what's happening with our load balancers, what's happening with our firewalls.

What we're able to do is actually get to a point where there were like 70 pieces of infrastructure represents to one pane of glass, and the operators got so skilled at understanding and interpreting this they could determine- Is it DDoS? If it is DDoS, is it directed at DDoS, or is it something that's actually going wrong with the application, the back end that's making it look like DDoS? It's very important, again, to have that one visual pane of glass where you can visualize all of the elements that make up your DMZ and your internet facing infrastructure to help diagnose those issues.

Written by Bob Pierpoint
Director of Customer Experience, SevOne

Bob Pierpoint is SevOne’s Director of Customer Experience, responsible for improving interactions with our customer base at all levels. Bob has been working in Network Management for 22 years, the last ten of which he spent running Global Tools Engineering for a large corporate bank.