Why You Should Be Using a DDoS Forecasting Tool

July 2018

These days, distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks are a very real threat to websites of all sizes and scopes. If you don’t already have at least some basic form of DDoS protection in place with your dedicated server, now is the time to make this happen. At ReliableSite, we’re proud to offer free standard DDoS protection with all our dedicated hosting plans; this protects against attacks of up to 10 gbps. We also offer upgraded protection for those with greater security needs.

We also have a handy tool, known as a DDoS forecasting tool, which we encourage all of our dedicated sever users and clients to check on a daily basis for important information regarding current risks of DDoS attacks.

What is a DDoS Forecasting Tool?

Specifically, our DDoS forecasting tool is designed to help gauge the current and future likelihood of DDoS attacks based on recent trends. We keep our forecasting tool updated on a regular basis, so we encourage you to check back once a day or more to get the most accurate picture. We also offer convenient charts and other information on forecast history, including forecasting data from the past days, weeks, and months.

How to Understand ReliableSite’s DDoS Forecast

Reading and understanding our DDoS forecast here at ReliableSite is pretty straight forward. When you visit the forecasting tool link, you’ll see “today’s forecast” at the top of the page, along with a percentage “chance of rain” and current temperature. When reading the forecast, understand that the higher the chance of rain, the higher the frequency of attacks that is expected for the day. Likewise, the higher the temperature, the higher the anticipated intensity of attacks. It’s really that simple!

Need to Add More DDoS Protection to Your Account?

Keeping an eye on our DDoS forecast is the best way to get a better idea of the current security risks your site could be facing. This is also a good time to consider whether or not your site is properly protected against DDoS attacks that could flood your server and affect your users’ ability to access your site and its services.

While we do include free standard DDoS protection with all of our dedicated hosting accounts, we generally recommend upgrading your protection based on your specific needs. It is not unheard of, unfortunately, for attacks of 100 gbps or more to strike a website, so you’ll want to make sure you’re prepared for an even larger attack than you might think is realistic.

We offer DDoS protection in various increments, so you can purchase just the right amount to suit your needs and budget. You can upgrade or change your protection at any time as well. To find out more about how our DDoS protection works or for help in choosing the ideal level of protection for your website, contact ReliableSite today. Ultimately, our goal is to assist you in protecting your data and site from attacks.