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Comment: Had good luck with DOS Arrest (Score 2) 303

by tekspot (#41866975) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: How To Deal With a DDoS Attack?
Depending on the severity of the attack, CloudFlare may your cheapest option, but be aware that they are not interested in mitigating severe attacks.

A client of mine was DDOSed last year, and my ISP's (shall stay nameless) DDOS Mitigation service could not cope with the size of the attack.
I have briefly tried CloudFlare, but they turned us off within 20 minutes without any notice, and promptly refunded all the money.
Luckily, I had an old contact with DOS Arrest. It was a bit expensive to setup, but they quickly got us back online, so it was worth it in our case.

The only thing cheaper than hardware is talk.

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