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With the internet growing as fast as it is, it is becoming increasingly dangerous. Not only to browse the internet but to host services on the Internet. A common type of attack performed with malicious intentions is a DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attack. Essentially, what this does is overloads the network and brings a site down. Luckily with DDoS protection, it can make your site so that it is still accessible in the event of such an attack.
However, it is important to understand that DDoS protection is a filter, and like all filters, there is a possibility of good traffic being filtered out. For this reason, we highly recommend that you do not use your DDoS-protected IP space as your service's primary IP address. DDoS protection is best kept in Sensor mode so that it is not always activated, only activated when an attack is detected. When an attack is detected, it will be made Active, in which it will start filtering traffic.
It is also encouraged to add SSL to your Layer 7 protection if your website is protected traditionally utilizes an SSL Certificate. When Layer 7 protection is active and implemented without an SSL certificate added, your website's SSL Certificate will not be applied correctly and may show warnings to your visitors.
If you should have any questions or would like assistance, please contact us through Live Chat or by submitting a ticket with our Technical Support team.
Written by Michael Brower / November 10, 2017