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  1. 1. CONFIDENTIALwww.prolexic.com Planning for and Validating a DDoS Defense Strategy www.prolexic.com
  2. 2. www.prolexic.com Planning for and Validating a DDoS Defense Strategy • DDoS attacks can cost businesses: • Sales • Customer loyalty • Search engine rankings • An attack on an unprepared business can result in several days of downtime • Having a solid DDoS response plan as part of your company’s business continuity plan is essential 2 May 2013 www.prolexic.com
  3. 3. www.prolexic.com Best Practices for DDoS Mitigation Validation With the DDoS mitigation service active • Verify that all applications are performing properly • Verify all routing and DNS is working • Generate a few gigabits of controlled traffic to validate features of the service, including: • Alerting • Activation • Mitigation 3
  4. 4. www.prolexic.com Best Practices for DDoS Mitigation Validation • Validate your on-premise monitoring systems • Test small levels of traffic without scrubbing and without any DDoS protection • Identify stress points on your network • Conduct baseline testing and calibrate systems to remediate vulnerabilities • Schedule validation tests on a regular basis (yearly or quarterly) • If network issues arise during testing, make modifications 4
  5. 5. www.prolexic.com Best Practices for DDoS Mitigation Validation • Based on the test results, develop a mitigation playbook as part of an incident response plan • This plan ensures that everyone in the organization knows what to do and expect when a DDoS attack hits Download the full report from Prolexic for more information about best practices to ensure your DDoS mitigation service can protect your business. 5
  6. 6. www.prolexic.com Estimating the Cost of a DDoS Attack • Forrester Consulting has found that an online company loses an average of US $220,000 per hour during an unmitigated DDoS attack 6
  7. 7. www.prolexic.com Be Prepared: Test and Validate • Every company that does business online is vulnerable to DDoS attacks • Talk to your DDoS mitigation provider before an attack happens • Test and validate your DDoS mitigation service regularly. Download the full report for more information about how to test and validate a DDoS defense plan. 7
  8. 8. www.prolexic.com Create an Operations Plan for DDoS Attacks • In addition to testing and validating your DDoS mitigation service, develop a strong operational plan for activation and communication in the event of a DDoS attack 8
  9. 9. www.prolexic.com Download the Free White Paper • Download the white paper Planning for and Validating a DDoS Defense at http://www.prolexic.com/planning • The white paper includes: • Detailed enterprise case studies that show the consequences of inadequate preparation • What to include in your anti-DDoS playbook • A best-practice case study of DDoS attack readiness • How to validate your DDoS defense 9
  10. 10. www.prolexic.com About Prolexic • Prolexic Technologies is the world’s largest and most trusted provider of DDoS protection and mitigation services • Prolexic has successfully stopped DDoS attacks for more than a decade • We stop the largest attacks that exceed the capabilities of other DDoS mitigation service providers 10

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