Is 100G Server Defense Enough?
With the continuous escalation of internet security threats, DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attacks have become a hot topic in network security defense. When building their network infrastructure, businesses face an unavoidable question: Is 100G server defense really sufficient against the current threats of network attacks? This article will delve into the capabilities of 100G server defense and provide corresponding protection suggestions.
What does the server mean by 100g defense?
Firstly, we need to understand the basic concept of 100G server defense. 100G defense typically refers to the server’s ability to withstand up to 100Gbps of traffic attack per second. This involves support from multiple aspects such as hardware configuration, bandwidth resources, and firewalls. Traditionally, the capability of 100G defense seems quite powerful, but is it really enough in reality?
The Scale of DDoS Attacks
The scale and destructive power of DDoS attacks vary by industry. For example, industries such as gaming, finance, film and television, and e-commerce often become targets of large-scale DDoS attacks due to their business characteristics and sensitivity of data. According to the “2022 Semi-Annual DDoS Attack Threat Report,” attacks on the gaming industry account for as much as 42%, and the live video industry also faces 23%. In these industries, even servers with 300G defense may face significant challenges.
The Regionality and Duration of Attacks
The frequent areas of DDoS attacks are mainly concentrated in Southeast Asia, Japan and Korea, North America, and Europe. The network attacks in these regions are not only frequent but also complex. Moreover, the report points out that more than 70% of the attacks last no longer than 30 minutes, and 35% of attacks last even less than 5 minutes. This characteristic of quick and brief attacks requires the server defense systems to have the capability for rapid response.
The Balance of Cost and Benefit
How high is the cost of server attack defense? For small and medium-sized websites, due to their relatively low popularity and risk of attack, a 100G server defense capability is usually sufficient. However, as attack methods continue to evolve and become more cost-effective, even small and medium-sized websites should always be prepared to deal with potential large-scale attacks. Therefore, the investment in defense systems must match the company’s risk tolerance.
The Importance of a Comprehensive Defense Strategy
Reliance on the server’s defense capacity alone is not enough; a multi-layered, comprehensive defense strategy is key. This includes, but is not limited to:
- Traffic monitoring and analysis: Monitor network traffic in real-time and predict potential attack patterns through big data analysis.
- Application layer protection: Provide specific protection against attacks on application layer protocols like HTTP, HTTPS, etc.
- Behavior analysis: Analyze the behavior of normal users and attackers to distinguish malicious traffic.
- Backup and redundancy: Establish data backup and network redundancy mechanisms to ensure the continuity of network services even in the event of an attack.
For enterprises of different sizes and needs, seeking professional network security consulting and services is a wise choice. New Horizon Interconnect can provide customized protection plans according to the specific situation of the company, thereby ensuring the security of enterprise assets.