Flood Control Denial of Service Attacks


WebMux’s Flood Control feature can limit or stop unwanted Internet Protocol (IP) network traffic, including protocols that rely on IP such as Transmission Control Protocol (TCP), User Datagram Protocol (UDP), Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP), among others.

Denial of Service (DOS, DoS) Attacks, or Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS, DDoS) Attacks, are one example of unwanted traffic. These attacks, which may be sent from unsuspecting proxy computers, try to establish large numbers of network connections to prevent legitimate traffic from getting through to the intended system, the target of the attack. Flood Control lets the user set the rules, or parameters, that permit normal traffic while blocking traffic outside the definition of normal.

Flood Control versus Firewall