Unsure how (or if) your business would cope in the face of a targeted Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack?

DDoS attacks are highly disruptive, costly, and they have the potential to seriously impact an organization’s reputation. With many high-profile businesses falling victim to these types of attacks in 2020, the RedShield team banded together to create Blackeye, a new service specifically designed to help businesses test their DDoS resilience in a safe environment.

Why Should Your Organization Get a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) Simulation Test?

  1. Fire drill your DDoS response
    Put your team and third-party vendors to the test, identify strengths and weaknesses, and have a clear plan for improving resiliency. The last place you want to be when you’re in the midst of a fire is working out if you have the right team and tools in place to effectively mitigate it. You’re much better off testing and fire drilling your systems until breaking point during a controlled process, with time to remediate or shield, than finding your breaking points during an attack. 
  2. Know your exact limit
    One key learning from the 2020 DDoS attacks is that performance and traffic limits on paper often won’t match what your apps can handle in a real situation. If your web app can only handle 100 transactions per second, then you’re highly vulnerable to a layer 7 DDoS. Penetration tests almost always exclude DDoS and stress/load testing. 

How RedShield’s Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) Simulation Service Works

Blackeye works by simulating current DDoS attack types and trends. It uses bots hosted on partner platforms to attack an organization’s web-facing assets and truly test whether its systems are appropriately protected. These simulated attacks start small and ramp-up. At the end of the exercise, you’ll receive a full report outlining the strengths and weaknesses of your environment, giving you a clear roadmap for improving your resilience and raising the bar to make you a hard target to attack.

What’s Included In RedShield’s Blackeye Service?

  • Up to 15 simulated DDoS attack types performed under controlled conditions
  • Volumetric, protocol, and application floods
  • Simultaneous attack and legitimate control traffic
  • Hosting datacenter resilience test
  • Validation of the exact traffic limits your apps can handle
  • Full reporting on the strengths and weaknesses of your response, giving you a clear roadmap to improve resilience

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