Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks work by sending a flood of IP packets from hundreds of sources (DDoS Clients). These clients, often times, have themselves been compromised by an attacker, and the clients are controlled remotely to ensure the attacker cannot be traced. The packets that hit the victims are generally forged, with invalid source addresses, making tracing to the client extremely difficult.
The Level 3 Security Operations Center includes a 24 x 7 Incident Response Team that can quickly provide the first level of DDoS mitigation. We also created a scalable and cloud-based DDoS solution with stringent SLAs. Customers can leverage this solution as-needed to combat against any kind of DDoS attack. For additional information on this service, view our Level 3 DDoS Mitigation Services webpage.
DDoS attacks are an industry problem, for which there is no easy resolution. However, Level 3 is committed to providing a robust, scalable and safe network with extensive security measures that keeps perpetrators at bay. Some of the salient features of our network include:
Level 3 encourages its customers to filter traffic to prevent DDoS attacks, participate in measures to increase Internet security, and to educate others by joining the ISPSEC and/or supporting the Alliance for Internet Security. Specifically, we ask our customers to take measures to:
Preventing potentially debilitating attacks is far easier, and less costly, than having to respond after the fact. Therefore, we hope you'll join us in our pledge to prevent DDoS attacks by working together to become part of the solution.