International Journal of Computer Network and Information Security(IJCNIS)

ISSN: 2074-9090 (Print), ISSN: 2074-9104 (Online)

Published By: MECS Press

IJCNIS Vol.9, No.3, Mar. 2017

Distributed Defense: An Edge over Centralized Defense against DDos Attacks

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Karanbir Singh, Kanwalvir Singh Dhindsa, Bharat Bhushan

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DoS;DDoS;Distributed Denial of Service Attacks;Comparison;Distributed Defense;Centralized Defense


Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack is a large-scale, coordinated attack on the availability of services of a target/victim system or network resource/service. It can be launched indirectly through many compromised machines on the Internet. The Purpose behind these attacks is exhausting the existing bandwidth and makes servers deny from providing services to legitimate users. Most detection systems depend on some type of centralized processing to analyze the data necessary to detect an attack. In centralized defense, all modules are placed on single point. A centralized approach can be vulnerable to attack. But in distributed defense, all of the defense modules are placed at different points and do not succumb to the high volume of DDoS attack and can discover the attacks timely as well as fight the attacks with more resources. These factors clearly indicate that the DDoS problem requires a distributed solution than the centralized solution. In this paper, we compare both types of defense mechanisms and identify their relative advantages and disadvantages. Later they are compared against some performance metrics to know which kind of solution is best.

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Karanbir Singh, Kanwalvir Singh Dhindsa, Bharat Bhushan,"Distributed Defense: An Edge over Centralized Defense against DDos Attacks", International Journal of Computer Network and Information Security(IJCNIS), Vol.9, No.3, pp.36-44, 2017.DOI: 10.5815/ijcnis.2017.03.05


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