DDoS Glossary

Cloud Protection and On-Premises Protection

DDoS mitigation can arrive in two main forms: Cloud-based and On-premises. On-premises protection is when the DDoS mitigation technology is located inside the customer premises, typically as an appliance or a virtual appliance. A protection outside the customer premises is called Cloud Protection. Oganziations use cloud-based protection by diverting their traffic to the cloud data centers where the DDoS mitigation technology resides and cleans the DDoS attack before sending clean traffic back to the organization. ISPs providing DDoS Protection are also considered as cloud protection in the broader sense as they  are able to protect an organization’s internet pipe.

Related entries: Hybrid Protection

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