Feature Value
Type Protection
Risk Other
Covered by Agent

The Denial of Service (DoS) attack is focused on making a resource (site, application, server) unavailable for the purpose it was designed for. There are many ways to make a service unavailable to legitimate users - by manipulating network packets, programming or resources handling vulnerabilities among others. If a service receives a very large number of requests, it may cease to be available to legitimate users. In the same way, a service may stop functioning if a programming vulnerability is exploited, or due to the way the service handles resources it uses.
Request DOS protection allows DOS rules to be configured in order to detect them and block the attacker if desired.

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