As technology continues to proliferate, the demand for important documents and information to be readily available is a growing concern for many parties. As part of HIPAA regulations, section §164.304 states that data or information be accessible and usable upon demand by any authorized person. Ensuring that data and information are accessible and usable upon request is part of the challenge that VM Racks Anti-DDoS appliance addresses as part of our multi-layer security protocols offered to secure our customers’ websites.
Many Anti-DDoS appliances apply a learning algorithm during the initial set up period in order to learn the user’s patterns. The VM Racks Anti-DDoS appliance doesn’t require a learning phase; instead, it hits the ground running and begins blocking attacks without a learning curve. This means that there is no delay caused by having to train the appliance . With a multi-layer approach to the Anti-DDoS appliance, data and information availability is enhanced by detecting and protecting against multiple class attacks against the resources needed for access.
With the Anti-DDoS appliance implemented upon start up, systems are protected against all 25 classes of DDoS attacks. Using industry standards to classify and define DDoS attacks helps avoid issues with TCP, TCP HTTP, UDP, and ICMP based attacks and accounts for less engineering and tweek time to maintain.
Ensuring the necessary resources are available to access important data and information is key for any HIPAA compliant hosting. Anti-DDoS appliances are deployed to scrub the service for attacks that threaten to overwhelm network resources and cause data and important information to become inaccessible. Blocking these attacks allows for authorized users to easily access the resources by keeping these resources available to legitimate requests.