New Security Study Provides Insight Into The War Against DDoS Attacks


DDoS attacks against businesses and Internet Service Providers are one of the major security challenges of the 2010s. Recent surveys have shown that nearly half of all organizations have undergone at least one attack, and that 75% of those targeted have suffered multiple DDoS attempts, with 10% of them attacked every week. The average cost per attack in both IT expense and lost revenue is an amazing $40,000 per hour, according to research done by one major content delivery network platform.

In the wake of this ever-increasing threat to businesses, the security research firm NSS Labs has tested six leading DDoS protection systems on three important metrics: performance, effectiveness and cost of ownership. The full results are only available to the company’s clients, but there are some interesting insights into the subject of DDoS protection revealed by the summary of the NSS Labs report.

Network Applications Are a Key Pressure Point

The research confirmed what many IT professionals already believed to be true: more DDoS attacks than ever are targeting applications located inside networks belonging to enterprise organizations, and applications are more vulnerable than the targets of traditional protocol and volumetric attacks. Protocol attacks overwhelm server resources, load balancers and firewalls through methods such as fragmented packet attacks and SYN floods, while volumetric attacks consume the target’s bandwidth, primarily with spoofed-packet traffic that comes in floods.

Application attacks are slower, more “legitimate-appearing” floods of traffic aimed at vulnerabilities in server operating systems or repeated and continuous GET/POST requests, so they don’t necessarily trigger DDoS protection designed for more traditional types of attacks. The NSS report found that the six systems tested were able to block protocol and volumetric DDoS attacks at rates around 95%, but were only 80% effective against application attacks.

Effectiveness, Performance Impact and Total Cost of Ownership

There was an enormous difference in the overall effectiveness of the six products tested; the best product according to this metric provided overall security of 90.4%, while the lowest-testing one was only 48% effective against all forms of DDoS attacks.

Fighting off DDoS attacks can use a lot of network resources, thereby lowering the performance of the overall system. As measured by NSS Labs, the average impact of an attack on the six tested solutions was an 11% drop in network performance; the best product only lost 0.4% in performance, while the worst saw a 40.5% loss in overall network performance.

The “price” of the tested DDoS protection systems varied considerably as well. The average total cost of ownership was measured at $21 per protected megabit/second, but ranged from a low of $4 to a high of $84 per mb/s, depending on the solution.

Who Did Best?

Since this was a private test with results only available to NSS Labs clients, the company didn’t provide individual results for the six DDoS protection products it included in its tests, which are provided by Arbor Networks, Coreco, F5, Fortinet, Huwai and Radware.  Companies that don’t wish to own their own hardware can look into solution provided by companies like Incapsula, Cloudflare and for those who are seeking both in house and remote protection, Psychz will be more suitable because they offer both DDoS protection & remote DDoS protection.

However, three of the products received a “recommended” grade, and Coreco, Fortinet and Radware have all publicly announced that they earned that honor. That makes it easy to tell which solutions did not pass the NSS Labs tests.

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Google Go vs Java

Google’s Go language has advantages as it pertains to building systems software while Java may be the ideal option for construction business software.

Go has advantages in areas like modularity and packaging and concurrency. If you are trying to create substantial, high performance, server-side software, Go is recommended

To manage concurrency, in which many items are handled simultaneously, Go has built in abilities, unlike Java. Go additionally offers maps and closings and with a piece, an array is wrapped to give sequences of information with a more suitable interface. Most array programming in Go is done via cuts.

Semi automatic resource management in Go is offered via the key word that is defer. Go has the edge over Java in regards to modularity and packaging, which is a lot easier in Go than it’s in Java.

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Triple C Cloud Computing becomes the Microsoft Partner of the Year 2014

Triple C Cloud Computing which is an Israeli hosting service provider has been stated as the Microsoft Hosting Partner of the Year. Triple C Cloud Computing has been awarded this title for the Windows Azure Pack solution operation performed by it and also for the launch of the Microsoft Cloud Platform which was done this year. Triple C Cloud Computing is a division of the Microsoft Cloud Operating System Network and also a part of the Gold Hosting and Server Platform partner. The CEO of Triple C Cloud Computing Ramy Nehum spoke about the work which is done by his company to the lineup.

Knowing about the Triple C Cloud Computing and what work is done by your organization?
Ramy Nehum stated that the company Triple C Cloud Computing offers computing solutions in four of the channels which are private as well as corporate internet service provider along with both public and private cloud computing services. Triple C Cloud Computing also assists and provides services on business continuity services, hosting and disaster recovery along with integration services designed for computing solutions.

Triple C Cloud Computing is one of the best and highly advanced data centers in Israel which offers the clients and users a large collection of services of the finest quality be it cloud computing, business continuity planning, internet disaster recovery, or hosting services. Triple C Cloud Computing is by far the first organization to provide the people of Israel public cloud computing solutions. This cloud computing company has offered technologically advanced solutions for more than twenty five years at a stretch and even now it has continued to give solutions as well as products to a large number of reputed corporate houses and companies which also includes Microsoft.

How does it feel to be honor with such a title Microsoft Hosting Partner of the Year?
When asked this question to the CEO of Triple C Cloud Computing Ramy Nehum, he said that for the last six months that is from the time Triple C Cloud Computing was selected as one of the twenty partners from all over the world by the Microsoft for the Microsoft Cloud OS Network, the team of the Triple C Cloud Computing slowly and gradually took this partnership to a new level as it launched the Windows Azure Pack. This award was a breakthrough of this company not only in the entire Israel but also throughout the whole world.

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