12:00 pm October 2, 2017
It seems that nowadays the front pages of papers are inundated with news about cyber hacks.
First, it’s the Equifax hack, and next, it’s the SEC admitting, almost a full year later, that its filing system was breached in 2016.
Further, companies are seeking ways to increase webpage load times globally through CDN (content delivery network) services. Traditional systems are limited in their approach and feasibility.
As hackers grow in their sophistication, and costs for services like CDN hosting and DDoS mitigation continue to increase, consumers and regulatory bodies alike must be more vigilant than ever, and blockchain is there to help.
One lethal attack is called a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS).
In this scenario, multiple compromised computer systems gang up on a shared target, be it a server, network, or website. The compromised systems flood the target with messages, requests, and packets which often crash the system, resulting in a denial of service to legitimate users and systems.
Traditional, centralized software programs are oftentimes at a disadvantage in stopping DDoS attacks. Because of the way DDoS attacks work, once one computer system is breached, the others follow suit rather quickly. Traditional DDoS defense systems must absorb a lot of traffic, and thus can get overwhelmed. The incredible amount of processing power and bandwidth required to stop these attacks results in a pretty penny to system managers.
Moving to CDNs, these services can be very costly. Traditional platforms require companies to have servers all around the world so that access to the specific site from any server anywhere can be rapid. Such systems can be prohibitively expensive in today’s data-rich internet world since they charge on a per GB basis.
As is the case in so many industries, blockchain technology is pioneering a new way to combat malicious DDoS attacks, while at the same time decentralize and democratize CDN services.
Gladius, a promising blockchain startup, offer decentralized platforms that protect and streamline server processes, creating a distributed CDN, while also providing sufficient bandwidth to neutralize DDoS attacks.
More at: Gladius Using Blockchain As Global CDN And DDoS Mitigation System – NEWSBTC