During a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack, attackers flood a server with specific packets from many devices in effort to overwhels your infrastructures resources. This causes your server to crash or slow down to an unusable state.
For businesses, these periods of extended downtime can result in significal loss of revenue and reputation damange. Because DDoS attacks are so easy to perform or purchase, it's not just corporations who need to worry. Regular users can also be targeted – to censor, silence, or simply disrupt. Whether it's an angry user from your game server or a rival blogger, you're at risk. There's also financial incentive – we're seeing a rise in so-called Ransom DDoS attacks, where an attacker demands payment before they'll release infrastructure from a DDoS attack.Beat DDoS
BitLaunch DDoS protected VPS hosting uses industry-leading heuristic-based mitigation to protect against any type of DDoS attack. Here a few of the most common attacks our service can mitigate:
✓ TCP SYN + ACK ✓ TCP AMPLIFICATION ✓ ICMP
✓ SMURF ✓ BRUTE FORCE ✓ TCP FIN
✓ MIXED SYN + UDP ✓ UDP FLOOD ✓ IGMP
✓ TCP ACK + PSH ✓ DNS FLOOD ✓ ZERO DAY ATTACKS
✓ AND MUCH MORE...
Why do I need a DDoS protected VPS?
DDoS attacks can be purchased with ease by anyone with rudimentary technical knowledge. This has created an environment where anybody with a grudge can take down a service without the proper protection. Further, DDoS attacks can be used as a precursor to more sophisticated attacks, distracting while the attacker exfiltrates valuable information.
Why is game server DDoS protection important?
If you're planning to host a game server, we strongly recommend using BitLaunch's first-party servers for game DDoS protection. As a game server host, your IP address is easily visible and shared often. This makes it trivial for an angry player to pay for or perform a DDoS attack on your service. As game servers require low latency, even minor disruptions to your server's resources can lead to a frustrating experience for players.
How does the DDoS protection work?
Advanced detection heuristics ensure that only clean traffic reaches your server. In most cases, a DDoS attack can be mitigated by detecting the traffic that is not legitimate and blocking it. In the case of more sophisticated DDoS attacks, a combination of a sophisticated analysis and a 5tbps global network is used to filter out attacks.