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Internet Denial of Service: Attack and Defense Mechanisms by Peter Reiher, David Dittrich, Sven Dietrich, Jelena Mirkovic

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Appendix B. Survey of Commercial Defense Approaches

As mentioned in Chapter 3, shortly before the turn of the millennium, DoS attacks became more frequent and their effect more devastating. Numerous companies sprang to the challenge of designing effective and practical DDoS defenses. On the one hand, they had a hard task of designing an effective victim-end defense that can successfully handle high-volume attacks and guarantee low collateral damage. The victim-end deployment was dictated by an economic model—customers needed a solution they could deploy themselves and gain immunity against the attacks. Infrastructure (corebased) and source-end solutions were unlikely to sell. On the other hand, commercial solutions did not need to meet the challenge ...

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