Azure DDoS Protection is a comprehensive service provided by Microsoft Azure that helps safeguard applications and infrastructure from Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks. It offers robust protection against malicious attempts to overwhelm resources and disrupt the availability of online services.
Azure DDoS Protection mitigates DDoS attacks by employing advanced traffic monitoring and filtering capabilities. It leverages machine learning algorithms and network traffic analysis to detect and mitigate DDoS attacks in real-time.
Azure DDoS Protection operates at multiple layers of the network stack, providing comprehensive defense mechanisms. It offers both network-layer and application-layer protection, ensuring that attacks targeting different parts of the infrastructure are effectively mitigated. By detecting and blocking malicious traffic, Azure DDoS Protection safeguards the availability and performance of applications and services hosted on Azure.
The service continuously monitors network traffic patterns, identifying anomalies and signs of potential DDoS attacks. When an attack is detected, Azure DDoS Protection automatically initiates mitigation measures, diverting and scrubbing malicious traffic before it reaches the target resources. This proactive approach minimizes the impact of attacks and helps maintain the overall availability of applications and services.
Azure DDoS Protection provides organizations with real-time visibility and reporting capabilities. Administrators can monitor the health and status of their protected resources, gain insights into ongoing attacks, and review detailed reports for analysis and auditing purposes. This visibility empowers organizations to make informed decisions, implement additional security measures, and optimize their defense strategies against evolving DDoS threats.