Radware has patented a method and system for characterizing application layer denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks. By analyzing requests during an attack, dynamic applicative signatures are generated to identify malicious requests and trigger mitigation actions. This innovation enhances cybersecurity measures against DDoS attacks. GlobalData’s report on Radware gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

According to GlobalData’s company profile on Radware, Automation system authentication was a key innovation area identified from patents. Radware's grant share as of January 2024 was 70%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Characterizing application layer ddos attacks using dynamic applicative signatures

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: Radware Ltd

A recently granted patent (Publication Number: US11888893B2) outlines a method for characterizing application layer denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks. The method involves generating dynamic applicative signatures by analyzing application layer requests received during an ongoing DDoS attack. These dynamic applicative signatures characterize each request based on frequent application layer attributes, allowing for the identification of requests generated by attack tools. Mitigation actions can then be taken based on these signatures to counter the attack effectively. The patent also details the process of populating a data structure with frequent applicative attributes, sampling requests during time windows, and generating policies for mitigation based on the dynamic applicative signatures.

Furthermore, the patent describes the system for characterizing DDoS attacks, which includes a processing circuitry and memory containing instructions for generating dynamic applicative signatures, characterizing requests, and implementing mitigation actions. The system can receive indications of ongoing DDoS attacks, analyze application layer attributes, and determine the legitimacy of requests based on the dynamic applicative signatures. Mitigation policies can be generated and applied to combat attacks effectively. The system is versatile and can be implemented in various devices such as DDoS mitigation devices, WAF devices, web servers, and web proxies, making it a comprehensive solution for addressing application layer DDoS attacks.

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