What are Denial of Services Attacks and how can I protect my business from hackers?
Despite the fact that you may not know what a Denial of Services Attack is, you likely have encountered one in the past. Basically, Denial of Service Attacks are initiated by hackers in an attempt to interrupt or negatively affect a computer resource. These resources can range from your businesses homepage, to a specific application that your company uses, to your email server, your voice mail, or even your network connectivity as a whole. There are many indicators to look for when you suspect that you are under attack. First and foremost you should be aware of your browsing speed. Are you experiencing unusually long delays as pages load? This is a sign that you may be under the attack of a hacker. Furthermore, irregular and continuous disconnects can prove to be a very good indicator of trouble. Another indicator of trouble is a distorted website. It is important to check your website frequently to ensure the site is functioning smoothly and nothing has changed. There is nothing more frustration to a consumer than navigating to a business’s website only to be faced with error messages. Although these attacks are not your fault you do have the ability to limit them as much as possible.
Now you may wonder how exactly these hackers make their attacks on your system. There are a variety of ways in which hackers can attack you (this is part of the reason why detection services must work constantly and in a variety of ways to monitor and block your computer from suspicious requests). One of the most common hacking procedures is to bombard your system with an excessive amount of computer generated communication requests. Imagine if a hacker is flooding your system it will eventually become overwhelmed with requests and those legitimate non-hacker requests will be delayed in reaching you. Worse – the legitimate requests may never get through and that means business lost for you.
The key with Denial of Services Detection is definitely prevention. Your goal as a business owner should be to prevent these highly damaging attacks. Recovering from an attack is not only costly, but it is time consuming. This means that your business may be off line until the problem is identified and eliminated. As a business owner you know that time is money and time spent off line will surely be detrimental to your business.
If you are interested in finding out more about Denial of Service prevention services please call us at 888.972.BLUE today. Our highly skilled technicians and friendly customer service representatives are standing by 24 hours a day 7 days a week. We look forward to working with you and your business.
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