A growing threat for companies

If you asked someone a few years ago about his/her opinion on DDoS attacks, very likely, the average person wouldn’t have anything to say. However, as our digital society keeps growing rapidly, so does the threat of DDoS attacks and their popularity. These distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks disrupt networks, service, services, and servers by simply using enormous amounts of internet traffic. The server cannot handle that amount of information and, thus, crashes, which can potentially lead to dramatic consequences.

Damage caused by DDoS attacks

Imagine owning a large webshop. Your company is completely dependent on the digital environment and you are making great daily revenues. After a great Black Friday campaign, you find out that your website has been DDoSed and can´t be accessed anymore for the coming 10–20 hours. This would result in an enormous loss of potential revenues and, thereby, cause serious financial troubles.

A rise in the number of DDoS attacks

According to ATLAS Security, the number of DDoS attacks in 2020 totalled 10 million and, thereby, increased by 1.6 million compared to 2019. Although an increase in the number of DDoS attacks is a normal process, the high rate of this growth indicates that cyber-criminals have exploited the above-mentioned surge in remote working during the COVID-19 pandemic.

How to protect your company from DDoS attacks

There are a couple of measures a company can take to protect itself from potential DDoS attacks.

  • Another option is to invest money in services that will use a 3rd party server to control and guide all the internet traffic coming to your website. For example, when using Cloudflare, your origin IP address will be masked for proxied DNS records. In addition, all proxied traffic will be analyzed by Cloudflare and, thus, DDoS attacks will be repelled effectively. However, to enjoy the full benefits of complete protection, you need to spend a lot of money. Therefore, this option might not be a realistic solution for SMEs.
  • Due to a lack of affordable solutions against DDoS attacks, the DisBalancer team has decided to invent a new decentralized system that allows website navigators to deploy their own nodes. This means that the server will be forwarded and run by a large number of nodes that can be deployed by every owner of a personal computer who lends out its bandwidth. In other words, power is kept, distributed, and given by the community to the community.

disBalancer — is a decentralized network that provides DDoS Resistance service and decentralized load balancer for infrastructure.