D/DoS mitigation hardware/software needed.

Dobbins, Roland rdobbins at arbor.net
Tue Jan 5 02:04:44 UTC 2010

On Jan 5, 2010, at 4:25 AM, Jeffrey Lyon wrote:

> Use a robust firewall such as a Netscreen in front of your mitigation
> tool.

Absolutely not - the firewall will fall over due to state-table exhaustion before the mitigation system will.  Firewalls (which have no place in front of servers in the first place), load-balancers, and any other stateful devices should be southbound of the mitigation system.

Roland Dobbins <rdobbins at arbor.net> // <http://www.arbornetworks.com>

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