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Google commits to fighting DDOS attacks with machine learning

Google intends to leave its mark in the field of cybersecurity. Last July, the Vermont giant launched a new service designed to thwart DDOS attacks. Small particularity of this system which aims to be innovative, it is based on machine learning.

Cloud Armor Adaptive Protection: a service to protect against denial of service attacks

Google engineers have just unveiled Cloud Armor Adaptive Protection, a system designed to fight DDOS attacks. This service intended for SMEs and large groups relies on artificial intelligence to protect an organization’s IT infrastructure. It incorporates technology similar to that of Project Shield and should be accessible free of charge to media and associations with various demands. In addition, Google does not exclude that this service will be used by governments around the world.

Cloud Armor Adaptive Protection is part of Google’s defense system against DDOS attacks. Combined with a web application firewall (WAF), it offers everyone effective protection against any disguised attack. As mentioned previously, this service is based on artificial intelligence. Thanks to machine learning, the system will evolve over time to recognize the most sophisticated attacks.

Cloud Adaptive Protection features

According to its designers, this service will mainly help structures to detect anomalies linked to internet traffic. Additionally, it will apply necessary patches as soon as suspicious activities are detected. Note that DDOS attacks are classified into levels, those of level 3 and 4 generally go through the Google display network, those of level 7 which are by far the most feared involve real computers which will constantly send thousands of requests.

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Cloud Adaptive Protection will identify the pattern chosen to carry out the attack. Subsequently, it will automatically change the network configuration to thwart this attack. All of this happens virtually in real time. Enough to spare the servers and prevent your information system or your company’s website from failing.

Typically, this service will need to run for at least an hour before it will protect your network. Once the system is operational, it will send notifications in real time. According to Google, this technological gem perfectly supports large volumes of connections. Thus, the number of users of a service does not affect its reliability.