Denial of Service Testing

What is a Denial of Service?

A Denial of Service (DoS) is an attack in which the perpetrator seeks to make a machine or network resource unavailable to its intended users by temporarily or indefinitely disrupting services of a host connected to the Internet, typically by overwhelming it with large ammounts of network traffic.

A similar in increasingly common attack, the Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS), aims to take this to the next level by sending attack network traffic from hundreds of locations across the globe. Because of the distrubuted nature of the attack, it becomes impossible for organisations to block traffic from any one location, making the attack very difficult to prevent.

Although a successful Denial of Service attack can mean bad news, we can help you determine your current resilience to this attack, and provide recommendations for improving your system availability.

Did You Know?

  • A Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack on your organisation can last anywhere from a few hours to several days.

  • The primary goal of a DDoS attack is to take down an organisation's Internet presence. However — the real damage may actually occur after the attack with a significant loss in consumer trust and confidence.

  • The average size of DDoS attacks is approaching 1 Gigabit per second of traffic — that's enough to take most organisations completely offline.

  • The top motivation behind DDoS attacks historically has been attackers demonstrating their capabilities to wreak havoc.

  • Approximately 32% of serious DDoS attacks coincide with network intrusion.

Why Choose Aurian?

A Denial of Service attack will — by definition — be disruptive to your organisation's network and systems.

To ease the disruption, Aurian will work closely with you every step of the way to ensure that the testing is carried out in a safe and controlled manner, only during the exact times that you specify.

Our Denial of Service offering allows us to send large volumes of network traffic from across the world, and once we analyse your current network resiliency, we will provide a roadmap for improving your system availability in the face of even the most widespread Denial of Service attacks.