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CDN – Providing Speed And Complete Protection Against Denial of Service Attacks
October 13, 2022 Blog


It may be a threat that is as old as the Internet but there’s a reason why Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks are still going strong. If your business depends on accessibility, DDoS attacks can be quite disruptive. While these attacks may be random and unplanned, they can also be premeditated and targeted.

Typically, a DDoS attack occurs when an attacker floods your website or application with requests or data until your server crashes. Your website and content will be rendered inaccessible during an attack and there will be no resources left to handle valid requests.

DDoS attacks are increasing in frequency and severity, with the most damaging ones generating attack traffic of over 1 terabyte per second (TBps). More than ever, it is crucial for organisations to find a way to keep this digital menace at bay to ensure ongoing service, site and application availability to both employees and clients.

CDN: The Unexpected Source of DDoS Protection

While most people think of a Content Delivery Network (CDN) as a powerful tool to boost website speed and content delivery, it may also be used to increase security. In fact, it is a great way to mitigate DDoS and other forms of denial-of-service attacks.

At a fundamental level, a Content Delivery Network (CDN) is designed to absorb and distribute traffic spikes when needed to ensure they won’t overload the origin server and bring down your site completely. If one server is faced with more traffic than it can handle, it can be redirected to other servers to handle the load. This also ensures a consistently good experience and uptime from the perspective of users.

Although this will mitigate some forms of DDoS assault, it may not be adequate against more sophisticated ones, especially the ones that are now in the magnitude of many terabytes per second.

If you are looking for a modern and reliable solution, the Content Delivery Networks offered by Orange Business Services have the capability to thwart cyber attacks and botnets, thereby enhancing the level of robustness and security afforded to your websites and applications.

It is time for an upgrade, as numerous organisations and individuals today rely on CDNs for both content distribution and consumption. In 2022, Statista predicts global CDN traffic will reach 252 exabytes (EB) per month. In comparison, 2017 saw a monthly peak in CDN traffic of only 54 EB.

Why Choose Orange Cloud CDN?

Orange Global CDNs have the answer for all of the common problems you may face in delivering content to your distributed users, beyond DDoS protection.

Why choose Orange Cloud’s CDN solutions?

  • Price and Performance
    • Delivering more than 150Tbps bandwidth at a competitive price.
    • Feature-rich to optimise performance.
  • Global Reach
    • Abundant resources of edge nodes of presence globally to improve User Experience and Availability.
  • Function and Operation
    • Governance in place to guarantee the quality of service.
    • 24/7 Service Support and Administration.

Click on the link below to find out how Orange Global CDN can help accelerate and secure your web and mobile content.