D/DoS mitigation hardware/software needed.

Suresh Ramasubramanian ops.lists at gmail.com
Tue Jan 5 03:18:51 UTC 2010

Two more options.  And for Netflow device - read that to mean Arbor or
its competitors.

5 Ditch the stateful firewall and exclusively use a netflow device

6. Outsource to a hosted DDoS mitigation service (Prolexic etc)

On Tue, Jan 5, 2010 at 8:43 AM, Suresh Ramasubramanian
<ops.lists at gmail.com> wrote:
> Do you -
> 1. Have (say) two firewalls in HA config?
> 2. Back your firewall with routing based measures, S/RTBH, blackhole
> communities your upstream offers, etc [the standard nspsec bootcamp
> stuff]
> 3. Simply back the firewall with a netflow based device?
> 4. Estimate that the risk of a DDoS that exceeds your firewall's rated
> capacity is extremely low?  [and yes, 150k ++ connections per second
> ddos is going to be massive, and relatively rare for most people]

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