What are the DDoS ACL profile options/which one should I pick?
What are the DDoS ACL profiles/What do they mean/Which should I choose?
All servers on the Awknet network (unless otherwise requested) include automatic or always on flood filtering over 40Gbps of advanced DDoS mitigation devices. In addition clients can pick one of three DDoS ACL profiles providing multiple Tbps of network edge blocking against amplification/reflection and bandwidth saturation attacks. When customizing your server at check-out you will be asked to select Type of Services & DDoS ACL profile from a drop down menu - below are details to help you make the right choice.
All Protocols - no ACL restrictions/light or no DDoS attacks
This traffic profile utilizes no network edge blocking. All traffic will be passed further into the network and toward your server unless our monitoring systems detect a flood. Clients facing small DDoS attacks or who need to use unusual protocols/services may select this profile to enable all data types.
TCP Only - best ACL protection/heavy DDoS attacks
Our most effective DDoS mitigation solution providing multiple Tbps of always-on network edge blocking against some of the largest saturation attacks and botnets. Only TCP data is permitted further into the network and any TCP attacks are automatically redirected over the DDoS mitigation devices. Best level of filtering and recommended for TCP only services such as Webhosting, Mailservers, IRC, Streaming, and those suffering from huge bandwidth saturation attacks.
TCP+UDP+ICMP+GRE - basic ACL protection/moderate DDoS attacks
Our basic ACL protection is the default option and provides multiple Tbps of always-on network edge blocking against some of the more common reflection/amplification/bandwidth saturation floods while also permitting the standard variety of non-TCP services such as GRE Tunneling, UDP Gameservers, DNS, etc. Recommended for servers that need typical non-TCP services and extra edge protection from common saturation attacks. Advanced attacks not blocked at network edge and TCP floods are automatically rerouted to the DDoS mitigation devices.
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