Distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack is one in which a multiple sources attack a single target causing denial of service for legitimate users of the targeted system. The flood of incoming traffic totally overwhelms the system, hence denying service to legitimate users.
Key Program Metrics:
Loss percentage :
number of packets or bytes lost due to the interaction of the legitimate traffic with the attack
Transaction Duration :
time between the start and end of the data transfer between a source and destination
Attack Traffic Filtering percentage :
overall percentage of attack traffic filtered after the detection of the attack
Detection percentage :
percentage of exactly defined attack sources
identification of the sources of the offending packets during and after the attack
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