DoS Tests services

DoS Tests services

Load testing or denial of service against systems exposed to the Internet. Our DoS tests simulate attacks in controlled environments

Objectives

All systems exposed to the Internet are susceptible to receive connections from any computer in the world, always limited by resources such as the bandwidth of its Internet connection or its processing capacity. Unfortunately, there are malicious actors who, as if by brute force, saturate the resources of their victims by pushing the resources of one or more computers under their control to the maximum. In this way, they can prevent a server from serving legitimate clients, causing a service outage.

To protect 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 DoS Tests, different techniques to simulate this type of attacks, in controlled environments, to test the saturation levels of the different types of services exposed to the Internet.

Benefits

  • Obtain data from actual load tests run against services exposed to the Internet. Our DoS Tests are very effective in monitoring your systems.
  • Test the response time of a contracted security service against attacks of this type.
  • Confirm the resilience of backend systems, forcing their ability to autoscale in order to handle the required load.
  • Verify vulnerabilities in exposed applications that could facilitate attacks of this type by malicious users.

General description

Given the nature of these DoS Tests, they are generally executed in the hours that the client has less workload, which usually coincides with night 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.