DoS Test Objectives
All systems exposed to the internet are susceptible to receive connections from any computer in the world, with limitations such as connection bandwidth or it’s processing capacities. Unfortunately, there are malicious actors who, as if by brute force, saturate the resources of their victims by utilizing one or more computers under their control and bombarding the system to the maximum. This way, they can prevent a server from serving its legitimate clients, causing a service outage.
To protect yourself against this type of attacks, various hardware and software solutions have been developed that can provide better or worse results. The Tarlogic team has developed Denial of Service Tests (DoS), different techniques to simulate this type of attack to test the saturation levels of different types of services exposed to the internet in controlled environments.
Denial of Service Tests Benefits
- Data from actual load tests ran against services exposed to the internet. Our DoS Tests are very effective in monitoring your systems.
- Knowledge of the response time of a contracted security service against attacks of this type.
- Confirmation of the resilience level of bankend systems, forcing their abilities to autoscale in order to handle the required load.
- Verification of vulnerabilities in exposed applications that could facilitate attacks of this type by malicious users.
Given the nature of these DoS Tests, they are generally executed during the time in which the client has less workload, which usually coincides with night time hours.
For Denial of Service Tests, Tarlogic's cybersecurity team has tools that allow us to simulate attacks from one or multiple IP addresses, in order to try to saturate the resources of the target service. With the aim of refining its capacity to the maximum, increasingly demanding tests are launched until the saturation of resources is reached, whether they are our own or those of the target service.