Businesses face a variety of liabilities. With regard to internet security, DDoS attacks present one of the primary dangers. While these type of cyber attacks tend to target financial institutions, they can be directed at any business that operates even partially online.

DDoS stands for Distributed Denial of Service, and it essentially renders your website unavailable and/or unusable by customers. Obviously this situation will create a disruption in transaction activity and interrupt revenue, but the apparent “failure” by your system can also undermine customer confidence.

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”

Naturally, we can help you if this situation occurs, and hopefully we can get your website (and business) running smoothly again before long. All businesses with a web presence should create a thorough policy that will aid in fast recognition of an attack, along with prompt response to remedy the problem.

But due to the disruption DDoS attacks can cause, we strongly recommend prevention as your most active “remedy” for these situations.

The problem with prevention

Traditional methods of warding off cyber attacks, such as strong firewalls, are a strong foundation for internet security. They are not, however, always 100 percent effective. DDoS attacks are growing in size and complexity, and so our protective methods must grow with them.

That’s why cloud-based DDoS protection services are becoming more popular. Not only is this type of protection more effective; it can be more affordable for some budgets. With a cloud-based DDoS protection service, you can maintain a consistent internet presence, preventing damage to both your reputation and revenue streams.

For more information on DDoS attacks, how to recognize this type of attack, and – even more importantly – how to prevent one, give us a call at 888-RING-MY-TECH. We are available to help you assess your network protection needs, institute company policies to protect yourself, and as last resort, help you fix any problems that do occur.