While the internet has opened endless possibilities for businesses, the risk of threats from cybercrime has also increased considerably. As of July 2019, more than 4000 malware programs attack the Australian population on a daily basis. And one of the most common and malicious attacks among these threats is a DDoS attack.
A DDoS attack can wreck the foundation of any website and can prove to be troublesome for website owners. Such attacks send fake traffic toward a website, causing it to crash. Websites lacking proper protection against hackers and viruses are usually the victims of such threats.
If you consider your website vulnerable to such attacks, it’s time you look into some preventative measures. Here are a few tips to prevent your website from a DDoS attack.
Invest in Quality Hardware:
The main purpose of a DDoS attack is to flood your website with excessive traffic. This can be detected by quality hardware. Your network hardware receives traffic in the form of voltages. A high spike indicates a sudden rush of traffic, which can be prevented by appropriate electronic components. This includes your router, a quality data transferring cable and network switches.
You should modify the firewall settings of your network to block out such attacks and keep your website safe.
Use a Strong Network:
Hackers usually look for the weakest targets on a website that are vulnerable to such attacks. If your website isn’t maintained by a strong network and a powerful hosting server, you’re an easy target in the pool.
To eliminate vulnerabilities, keep your system up to date. Don’t forget to update the version of WordPress, if you’re using one. Ask your hosting provider to upgrade their software and systems regularly.
Increase Internet Bandwidth:
The aftermath of DDoS results in a crashed website. The main reason why it happens is a small network bandwidth. Your internet bandwidth is unable to handle such a high amount of traffic sent by a hacker. This completely destroys your online platform.
To avoid this issue, buy extra bandwidth to combat the sudden surge of data. Increase the capacity of your server to manage a large amount of traffic efficiently. This way, your website will work fine even after a DDoS attack.
Avail DDoS Mitigation Service:
DDoS mitigation services act as a filter that removes all the excess traffic from your server, allowing only genuine traffic to visit your website. It’s an excellent option for multinational companies and large-scale businesses. Small businesses can opt for a managed hosting service.
For quality security consultancy and penetration testing services, contact Lean security. Give us a call at 61 (2) 8078 6952.