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DOD seeks defense against denial-of-service attacks




DOD seeks defense against denial-of-service attacks
DOD seeks defense against denial-of-service attacks



http://fcw.com/articles/2009/07/13/defense-department-denial-of-service-rfi.aspx 

By Ben Bain
FCW.com
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 
posted today.

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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