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Protect Your Business with DDoS Detection and Mitigation

Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks attempt to deny legitimate users access to your systems or networks by overwhelming them with bogus requests. These attacks target important resources like network bandwidth, server sockets, web server threads and CPU utilization.

Our DDoS Mitigation Services offer comprehensive traffic monitoring, multilayered anomaly detection technologies and immediate DDoS attack mitigation to help keep your data secure and your business online. And it’s all backed by support from our DDoS specialists — available 24x7x365.

DDoS detection helps maintain availability of your managed hosting services through a unique hardware-based protection system. It combines two powerful alerting technologies — network-level packet scanning and server-level anomaly detection — to identify an attack, then mitigates its effects by precisely eliminating DDoS traffic.

Subscribe to receive proactive protection, or choose our on-demand option where protection is activated when an attack is under way. See our DDoS Mitigation Addendum for details.

Minimize Your Risk

Whether or not your business has already been the target of a security breach, you know how damaging downtime can be to your brand. And no business is immune to being targeted. Minimize the risk of a DDoS attack taking your business offline with our comprehensive DDoS Mitigation Services.

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Under Attack Service

If a DDoS attack is underway or you have been alerted to an imminent threat to your business, our on-demand service can be provisioned in minutes to protect the IPs currently under attack.

Our on-demand service includes expert setup and custom tuning to protect your IPs currently under attack. You have the option to upgrade to the subscription service after 30 days with no additional setup fee.

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Proactive Protection

During initial setup, a security engineer works with you to set up your DDoS solution. Our subscription service then provides continuous traffic monitoring, which allows it to learn your servers’ normal network and port behavior.

Anomalous behaviors immediately trigger an alert to our network security team who provide a 30-minute response time guarantee for proactive protection subscribers. And if you ever have questions or need help, our security specialists are available to provide support — 24x7x365.

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Offload DDoS Processing

Help keep your infrastructure safe and your business online during a DDoS attack by offloading malicious traffic processing to our DDoS mitigation hardware. Our system works independently from your production infrastructure, so you can keep your resources focused on value-driven business.

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“Rackspace was able to…deploy and have our site back up and running. From signature to site availability … it was one of the fastest that I’ve ever seen.”

Sean Anderson

Director Interactive Services, Six Flags


First to Detect

Our experts and anomaly-detection technologies are on-premises with your network equipment, so we can be the first to detect any anomalous traffic to your network.

Multi-Layered Protection

Multi-layered anomaly detection, packet monitoring and filtering help to ensure that only legitimate traffic makes it through to your network.

Fast Mitigation Times

Our IP-based service provides fast mitigation times because there’s no need to configure routing connections or DNS hosting changes.

Mitigate Large Attacks

We routinely mitigate DDoS attacks of 30 or 40Gbps and have successfully mitigated attacks of more than 100Gbps.

Server-Level Anomaly Detection

Continuous monitoring compares current traffic to a custom profile based on your typical network and port behavior. Anomalous behavior immediately triggers an alert to our network security team.

Network-Level Traffic Analysis

Sophisticated detection technology — capable of handling tens of millions of packets per second — examines all incoming packets for patterns of malicious activity.


Subscribe to get proactive protection that identifies attacks with the first hostile packet (12-month contract required). Also available on demand, if an attack is under way. Review the DDoS Mitigation Addendum for more details on the term of service.

Subscription On Demand
Proactive protection against potential attacks Protection activated if a security event is under way
One-time set-up fee
Includes expert set-up and custom tuning
Monthly fee
Includes periodic fine-tuning by security experts
Includes the first 30 days of DDos Mitigation
Option to upgrade to subscription service after 30 days with no set-up fee
IP Monitoring Up to 100 IP entries Only IPs currently under attack

Cloud-Based Web DDoS and Web Application Firewall Protection

Effectively mitigate DDoS and web application attacks in the cloud. With our customizable solutions, you can block the latest web threats beyond the data center, where hardware-based appliances can’t reach. You’ll get 24x7x365 premium support and a 99.999% uptime SLA, while addressing your PCI 6.6 compliance requirements.

In addition to our own Rackspace DDoS Mitigation offering, we partner with Incapsula and Cloudflare to offer a full range of protection services.

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Best for:

Low-latency protection of your Rackspace data center infrastructure from large, volumetric attacks

Cloud-based application security for your Rackspace-managed AWS, Azure or GCP instances

CDN and DDoS protection for your websites running on Rackspace, AWS, Azure or GCP

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