Whereas a broad range of IT technologies is employed in a typical data centre, it is desirable to protect these technologies – connected to WAN networks – from potential DDoS attacks. We can differentiate between volumetric attacks and application attacks. The goal of these attacks is to congest line capacity, so that ordinary server requests are denied. Such attacks have an enormous impact on service performance, which results in negative impacts on customers or critical business functions working with valuable data. Application attacks, on the other hand, are more sophisticated, most often designed to steal private data.
Systems for data stream processing optimisation represent an important part of a data centre. Collectively, we can identify these systems as Application Delivery Control (ADC), designed for optimal redistribution of incoming requests amongst servers for further processing. This also results in better utilisation of HW devices for the benefit of higher capital appreciation.
ADC often includes SSL offloading feature, which offers additional security options by means of secured connection between the client and an ADC server. No encryption is therefore necessary for backend with the benefit of its lower load. In addition, it serves as an intermediate element, decrypting data communication in order to perform checks against security threats (by means of a DPI system) prior to data delivery to the server.
Radware products from our portfolio prove their worth in data centres. These include DDoS security solution called Radware DefensePro, or ADC solution based on SSL offloading called Radware Alteon. For data centres we also offer other useful solutions, such as Allot with its new SG and SSG products designed for traffic management and QoE. These are definitely important products to support your business growth.