Distributed defense is a promising way to neutralize the distributed Denial-of-Service attacks by detecting and responding the attacking sources widespread around the Internet. Components of the distributed defense system will cooperate with each other to combat the attacks. Compared with the centralized defense systems, distributed defense systems can discover the attacks more timely from both source end and victim end, fight the attacks with more resources and take advantage of more flexible strategies. This paper investigates 7 distributed defense systems which make use of various strategies to mitigate the DDoS attacks. Different architectures are designed in these 7 systems to provide distributed DDoS defense solutions. We evaluate these systems in terms of deployment, detection, response, security, robustness and implementation. For each criteria, we give a recommendation on which technologies are best suitable for a successful distributed defense system based on the analysis result. Finally we propose our idea on the design of an effective distributed defense system.
Field of Research
080303 Computer System Security
Socio Economic Objective
970108 Expanding Knowledge in the Information and Computing Sciences