DDoS Protection

Learn How We Protect Our Customers Against Malicious DDoS Attacks

The term DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attack refers to the overloading of a server or a service, which is the goal of the attack, by sending a high amount of - often useless - requests, so that the server or the service is not able to fulfill its regular tasks anymore. The server or service is proverbially "blown away", it is not possible to reach it anymore via the Internet, for as long as the attack continues.

Unfortunately, DDoS attacks are gradually becoming a more common occurrence on the Internet. Servers of Contabo customers are becoming the target of such attacks more often as well. Without an effective Cyber Security, servers under attack would not be available on the Internet for a prolonged time.

In order to protect our customers from such attacks and the accompanying availability problems as well as possible, Contabo has developed an in-house Cyber Security. This Cyber Security is free of charge for all of our customers, it is activated automatically for all servers and webspace Price. Popular Questions Regarding Cyber Security
What do I have to do as a Contabo customer to get the Cyber Security?

Nothing. Our Cyber Security is free of charge for all Contabo customers and it is activated automatically for all servers and webspace packets in the Contabo data centers. Both our existing customers and new customers have to do nothing, your uplink will be automatically and permanently guarded by our Cyber Security.

How does the Contabo Cyber Security work?
The Contabo Cyber Security is a security system which automatically detects most DDoS attack patterns and which filters the incoming traffic to the server so that the "malicious" attacking traffic is dropped and only the "real" desired traffic arrives at your server. This means that you, as a Contabo customer, will barely notice a possible attack while our Cyber Security filters the ongoing attack for you.

What can I expect from Contabo Cyber Security?
The Contabo Cyber Security was developed in a way that it recognizes 99% of all attack patterns which it will then filter. In all these cases, our aim is that your server will stay online and available on the Internet, even if they are under attack.

What are the limits of Contabo Cyber Security?
Like every other Cyber Security which is used or offered on the Internet, the Contabo Cyber Security has its limits. Although our protection recognizes and filters 99% of all attack patterns, there are some DDoS attacks which cannot be mitigated because of their pattern or sheer volume. The probability that your server is affected by attacks which our Cyber Security cannot filter is very low. We also work continuously on further improving our protection system so that even attacks which we cannot avert today will be recognized and filtered in the near future as well. Nonetheless, we ask for your understanding that the Contabo Cyber Security - like any other Cyber Security - represents no guarantee that your server system will be protected from every DDoS attack theoretically conceivable.

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