DoS is an acronym for “Denial of Service”. It is an attack where the cyber criminal generates an enormous amount of requests targeted at the host server, so that it will generate an overload and take it offline, making it unable to serve new requests from real visitors.
A DoS is, in certain ways, an attack that is easy to block, since it is only a matter of blocking the IP address from which the bad traffic is being originated. Besides, one single IP will have limited damage potential.
But when it comes to a DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service), despite its simillarity to a DoS, it is originated by hundreds, if not thousands, of different servers, which may have been infected and seized by hackers. This type of attack can bring catastrophic consequences, being very difficult to handle properly by conventional infrastructure.
In such cases, only specific Anti-DDoS and WAF systems can withstand the enormous amount of data transfer and block the attack effectively .
Our Anti-DDoS and WAF (Web Application Firewall) protection allows for a high customization level. Filter and protect your website/e-commerce from common attacks, such as Cross-Site Scripting (XSS), SQL Injection and Brute-Force, without worries.
See how our CDN and security systems can protect your site or mobile app.
Anti-DDoS, transparent protection
GoCache’s platform protects against the most common Denial of Service (DoS) attacks, such as Syn Flood and ICMP Flood, for no additional cost.
WAF – Easy to configure and highly effective protection
Set up the Web Application Firewall (WAF) in our Control Panel, create the necessary rules to avoid that an ill-intended user takes your site off the air, steals data and causes monetary losses.
Protect against OWASP’s Top 10 threats
GoCache’s WAF protects against the most critical web application vulnerabilities, such as SQL Injection, Cross Site Scripting (XSS) and Remote File Inclusion.
Options to configure blocking by IP/IP range, Country or Continent, User Agent, Referer Host and URI. A complete tool that allows for a high level of customization.
At GoCache the WAF displays an events log, where you can check the details of each access and decide what should, or not, be blocked.
It is possible to use our WAF in simulation mode, in order to avoid blocking legitimate visits until you understand in detail what types of access you wish to deny.