By Ben Bain
July 13, 2009
The Defense Information Systems Agency wants commercial products that
could help network administrators detect and react to distributed
denial-of-service (DDOS) attacks, according to a request for information
In such attacks, an individual or group attempts to bring down a Web
site by overwhelming it with traffic.
The agency is interested in solutions that could give administrators a
clear and timely picture of what is happening on their networks, alert
them in the event of suspicious activity and provide options for
mitigating attacks, the notice states.
"The goal of this solution is to detect and mitigate all DDOS attempts
to disrupt [Defense Department] network communications and to detect
internal assets displaying anomalous behavior across the
Internet-to-NIPRnet boundary," the notice states.
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