Mitigating DoS attacks with security auditing
One of the biggest security threats in any network is a DoS (Denial of Service) attack. A DoS attack means that users won't be able to access the resource they need in your network, potentially causing a massive dip in business productivity. For example, if your business gets its revenue through your website, a DoS attack on your web server can have dire consequences.
For attackers, it is relatively easy to carry out a DoS attack when compared to other cyber attacks, and for security administrators it can be very difficult to detect DoS attackers among legitimate increases in traffic. This has made DoS attacks a huge problem in today's IT security space, and a huge challenge for organizations of all sizes.
Auditing and alerting is the ideal solution for detecting DoS attacks
DoS attacks are usually carried out using techniques such as flooding, including network SYN floods. Since log data contains invaluable information about events occurring in your network, monitoring and auditing log data in your network is a must and can go a long way in detecting and mitigating DoS attacks.
EventLog Analyzer audits log data from your network security devices—firewalls and IDS/IPS—and instantly detects DoS/DDoS attacks and alerts you in real time. And when it comes to web servers, EventLog Analyzer has all the reports you need. Track web server activity to detect when a specific IP keeps sending repeated connection requests, or use EventLog Analyzer's predefined reports and alerts specifically designed to detect DoS attacks.
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