Protection designed for online gaming and e-sports
Specialist protection for a unique sector
The online gaming and e-sports sector is one of the main targets of DDoS attacks. As a result, it is essential for hosting platforms to be permanently protected against these frequent, massive threats. DDoS attacks exploit the non-connected mode for UDP, a protocol that is commonly used by video games and voice servers.
This is why we have developed a type of anti-DDoS protection that is specifically designed for this sector.
Customised anti-DDoS protection, depending on the type of game installed
To offer you the very best protection against DDoS attacks, OVH engineers analysed how the most popular online games worked (Counter-Strike, Team Fortress, Minecraft, etc.), as well as communication modules like TeamSpeak and Mumble. Via both lab tests and real-user tests, they studied and identified the vulnerabilities of different applications, and the different attack strategies.
With this retro-engineering work, we have been able to provide solutions that are adapted for each type of game. We developed “profiles”, i.e. sets of rules that the user can deploy in one click to filter both incoming and outgoing traffic via UDP ports as accurately as possible.
Two-way mitigation: a filter for incoming and outgoing traffic
For each attack type we have identified, we have built a specific solution deployed as closely as possible to the servers, and directly integrated into Tilera hardware. One of our most important innovations is a filter that analyses incoming and outgoing traffic to identify legitimate requests even more accurately. It can also distinguish real customers from harmful attacks on a server. Anti-DDoS plays the role of caching and filtering TCP/IP and UDP packets.
List of compatible games and applications
Arma III, Half-Life, Team Fortress Classic, Counter-Strike 1.6, Counter-Strike: Source, Half-Life Deathmatch Classic, Half-Life 2, Half-Life 2: Deathmatch, Day of Defeat, Day of Defeat: Source, Left 4 Dead, Left 4 Dead 2, Team Fortress 2, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Garry's Mod, Grand Theft Auto San Andreas Multiplayer SA: MP, Multi Theft Auto San Andreas MTA: SA, TrackMania (+ TCP protocol), TrackMania 2 (+ TCP protocol), ShootMania Storm (+ TCP protocol), Minecraft Pocket Edition, Minecraft, ARK: Survival Evolved, RUST, TeamSpeak, Mumble.