5 Platforms that Protect Your Startup from DDoS Attacks

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Cybersecurity may not be on your list of priorities when you founded your startup. If so, then you’ve already committed one of your first mistakes in business. Looking at the big hacking incident in 2016, it’s apparent that cyber criminals are getting more sophisticated and ruthless every year. Some of them even offer on-demand DDoS services, which competitors can leverage for as little as $5. 

A DDoS attack utilizes a large network of infected computers, also known as a “botnet”, to flood the target website’s servers and deny access to real users – thus, resulting to lost revenue. It may also lead to secondary damages such as lost data, high remediation costs, and a ruined brand reputation.

To help you better understand how DDoS attacks work, you can refer to the infographic below:

Infographic source: Incapsula – The Anatomy of a DDoS Attack

To protect your startup from such attacks, below are 5 platforms you should consider:

1. Cloudflare

The most straightforward way to protect against DDoS attacks is to leverage a comprehensive security platform like Cloudflare. It has everything you need to protect your startup from security threats, including but not limited to a web application firewall (WAF), a shared SSL certificate, and advanced DDoS …

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