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How to Monitor Anycast

What is Anycast?Anycast is a routing configuration that takes the public IP address of a web service, such as a DNS or a website, and announces its reachability from more than one location. Normally, in a traditional routing configuration, the public IP address of the web service exists in only one [...]

Sep 28th 2013

Is 9/11 really a special date when it comes to DDoS attacks ?

Every year reports come out about an increased threat revolving around a particular date on the calendar, one such date is September 11th. The thing about DDoS attacks are, that they can happen any day or time and you rarely get advanced notice. One exception that we have seen is when extortion is i[...]

Sep 23rd 2013

Tools to Troubleshoot your Website’s Performance

We here at DOSarrest work with a wide variety of IT and business professionals on a day to day basis, from Website developers to CEOs. Even though DDoS protection services is our specialty, we are often asked about website performance and how our service can help. Our service when used properly and [...]

Sep 17th 2013

Protecting Your Server From a JSLOIC DDoS Attack

JavaScript Low Orbit Ion Cannon (JSLOIC) is a web-based variant of the LOIC DDoS attack tool popularized by the cyber activist/hacker group “Anonymous”. Because the DDoStool is written in JavaScript it allows the JSLOIC code to be embedded into a web page. A person visiting the web page could po[...]

Aug 22nd 2013

Tips To Prepare For A DDoS Attack

IT security experts report that distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks are a growing concern for 2013: this trend is proved by the countless attacks during 2012 and shown from the findings on the latest CSI Computer Crime & Security Survey, which attracts widespread media attention and is [...]

Jul 3rd 2013

Website Monitoring Services

I thought I would put this piece together after seeing a couple of incidences over the last 2 months involving improper website monitoring, a critical and often overlooked part of a website’s operational well-being. With the ever increasing and somewhat obsession with cloud based hosting services,[...]

Jun 11th 2013

Anticipating, Preventing and Managing DDoS Attacks

A Q&A with Jag Bains of DOSarrest Internet SecurityDDoS (distributed denial of service) attacks are a major threat and risk exposure facing any business with an internet-facing server. They can be especially devastating to companies that primarily conduct sales through the internet, resulting in[...]

May 29th 2013

DDoS Protection Hardware for the Data Centre… Or Not!

Earlier this month, Juniper Networks purchased Webscreen Systems from Accumuli a UK-based IT security specialist. With this acquisition, Juniper is furthering a strategy to try to deal with distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks from within a data centre by adding more hardware. While one can [...]

Mar 1st 2013

Playbook for a DDoS Attack

How to prepare for a DDoS attackImagine the day. It’s a Friday, you just got back from a long lunch, and are thinking ahead to your weekend. A meeting, a couple of last items to clear off your desk, and then you can head home for whatever, or whomever, awaits you.Suddenly, you get a call. Your web[...]

Feb 19th 2013

Just Another Business trip to the UK?! Maybe Not… Read Carefully!!!

DOSarrest just visited London in October and it was fantastic. The city is coming off a string of recent successes with the Diamond Jubilee, the Wiggins Tour de France victory and playing host to a stellar Olympic Games. Add to that the backdrop of an energetic and dynamic metropolis, and the contra[...]

Nov 13th 2012

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