New Age Cyber Threat Mitigation for Cloud Computing Networks

Comparing Single-Tier And Three-Tier Infrastructure Designs Against DDoS Attacks

Author(s): Akashdeep Bhardwaj *

Pp: 114-132 (19)

DOI: 10.2174/9789815136111123010011

* (Excluding Mailing and Handling)


With the rise in cyber-attacks on cloud environments like Brute Force, Malware, or Distributed Denial of Service attacks, information security officers and data center administrators have a monumental task. Starting from the need to safeguard the client data, data center security, and ensuring cloud service availability, the team needs to ensure the highest priority to service delivery performance and functionality being offered to the service consumers. Organizations design data center and service delivery to cater to maximize device provisioning & availability, improve application performance, ensure better server virtualization and end up securing data centers using security solutions at the internet edge protection level. These security solutions prove to be largely inadequate in times of a DDoS cyber-attack. In this chapter, traditional data center design is compared to the proposed three-tier data center architecture design. The author performed DDoS attacks on both architectures to determine the resilience to withstand DDoS attacks by measuring the Real User Monitoring parameters and then validated the data using the Parametric T-Test. 

Keywords: DDoS, Data Center, ICMP, LOIC, RUDY, Single Tier, Slowloris, Three Tier.

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