[SECURITY] Application layer attacks/DDoS attacks

Ramy Hashish ramy.ihashish at gmail.com
Sat May 23 12:56:08 UTC 2015

Hello there,

As a reaction to the increasing demand -from enterprises- over the DDoS
protection services, a fierce competition between vendors is about to start
in this playground, big upfront investments started to happen in the tier
one, tier two and tier three ISPs, IMHO this will have its aggressive
effect on the volume of the DDoS attacks, and will eventually steer the
mindset of the enterprises towards hosting the most critical
applications/services in a well geographically-dispersed cloud and
increasing the surface area using anycast then relatively decreasing the
attack volume.

Back to the DDoS protection, most anti-DDoS vendors are marketing their
products as application layer attack DDoS defense, I am little bit
confused; aren't the application firewalls" -either integrated in a "NGFW
or a UTM"- the responsible for mitigating application layer attacks?



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