Every year, there are signs that the scale and frequency of DDoS attacks are increasing. Around 80 per cent of both small businesses and large corporations fall victim to them, and the costs associated with repairing the damage of the attack often drive the company into debt or even lead to bankruptcy. So how do you defend against them? The answer is: with Akamai!
Akamai DDoS Protection
DDoS (distributed denial of service) attacks, i.e. distributed attacks from many places at the same time, are becoming a growing problem for companies that conduct a significant part of their operations online. Therefore, it is extremely important to find out what a DDoS attack is and how to stop it.
Each DDoS attack is aimed at stopping business activities by making the website, store or service unavailable. This not only means a loss of revenue and potential customers, but also reputation. For this reason, the most important added value of protection against DDoS attack is not only to stop it, but most of all to maintain the availability of protected objects (Business Continuity).
In the era of high availability of "DDoS as a service" or "on demand" services, when companies from the "dark side of the Internet" are ready to execute an order for an appropriate, small fee (rates start from a dozen or so USD per hour), we can talk about a situation in which we divide the market into those who have been, are or will be attacked.
The answer to the threat of DDoS attack is the Akamai DDoS Protection service, which:
- monitors network traffic,
- notifies about threats,
- provides reports and statistics,
- allows you to redirect traffic to the Center for Counteracting DDoS attacks in the Akamai network, filters out unwanted traffic and forwards the desired traffic to the client's network.
If you want to learn more about Akamai DDoS protection please navigate to the link https://www.akamai.com/solutions/security/ddos-protection.
Effective Ecommerce solutions
The e-commerce sector has experienced a strong uptrend for several years, and the COVID-19 pandemic only accelerated it, making 2020 a special year with the opportunities opening up. Decisions on the distribution of products and services through electronic channels were made faster, and for some companies launching sales via the Internet became a condition of survival.
Akamai presents the main success factors, trends and challenges accompanying the development in this market. The presented strategies and opinions can be a valuable source of information both for companies already operating on the e-commerce market, as well as for those who are just considering launching this distribution channel. To learn more please visit https://www.akamai.com/solutions/industries/retail-consumer-solutions.
OTT (Over The Top) is a service whose operation is based on the use of the open Internet network. Thus, the TV signal can be delivered using any type of link – also beyond the operator's offer. It has no direct control over content that is provided by third parties.
In the case of OTT solutions, the quality of transmission depends on the bandwidth of the link and the degree of network overload. So it may turn out that the material will hang and lose its quality, or it will even be impossible to display it. Therefore, the OTT service works well only when using a fast and stable fiber optic connection – especially when watching live broadcasts and movies in high quality Full HD or 4K.