The firewall fallacy and DDoS reality

An expert from Arbor Networks gives practical advice on what network administrators and other IT department staff can do to minimize their risk of attack

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IT departments that think they have all the tools in place to defend against distributed denial of service attacks are probably fooling themselves.

In the fifth of a six-part video conversation with Allstream’s Craig Deveau, Dr. Jose Navario of Arbor Networks says having faith in firewalls represents a common misunderstanding among DDoS victims.

“Firewalls are really the wrong type of device (for DDoS),” he says. “The type of traffic that comes in in these sorts of attack is more than what the firewall was designed to protect.”

For more on minimizing risk, watch the full 4.5-minute clip below:

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