Netscout Systems has launched Adaptive DDoS Protection for its Arbor Threat Mitigation System (TMS) to improve detection of distributed attacks that dynamically change vectors and target numerous  destination IP addresses at once.

Adaptive DDoS Protection analyses traffic in real-time and automatically implements threat intelligence-driven mitigations and countermeasures to block dynamic DDoS attacks as they evolve.

Through Adaptive DDoS Protection, Netscout has introduced a new way to understand DDoS traffic at the network level across all subnets to detect and report on carpet bombing attacks in one, easy-to-understand alert.

Netscout’s ML-based Precise Protection Prefix technology automatically determines the specific IP ranges targeted by the attack. It then automatically redirects those to Arbor TMS for mitigation, even as the attack moves around the network to different targets. This Adaptive DDoS Protection capability dramatically improves the detection and mitigation of carpet-bombing attacks.