DDoS Protection Concepts

DigitalOcean’s DDoS Protection service provides always-on protection from Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks for your resources. The service monitors your resources for malicious or questionable volumes of incoming traffic and either mitigates or blocks traffic to the resource until the event has concluded.

Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attacks are a type of cyber-attack in which bad actors overwhelm servers, routers, load balancers, or applications with incoming connections to render them inaccessible. DDoS attacks use one or more of the following methods to do so:

This glossary defines the core concepts behind DDoS Protection.