The Denial of Service (DoS) Test consists of simulating (in an agreed and controlled manner) a Denial of Service Attack to check how the system would respond to it
To check the system protection against DoS Attack, the following techniques are applied:
Stress Test: applications, systems and network elements are tested.
Generation of a great flow of information
Check the number of requests that the system is able to attend
Check how the system would respond to a DoS / DDoS attack
Strengthen security against DoS / DDoS attacks
Why making a DoS Test is important?
Denial of Service Attacks (DoS Attacks) or Distributed Denial of Service Attacks (DDoS Attacks, a variant of the first one that occurs from several connection points through a botnet) are very common since they are relatively simple to carry out and the results can be huge.
To simulate a DoS/DDoS Attack, a large flow of information is generated to check if the system is able to respond or if, on the contrary, a Service Denial occurs (leaving legitimate users without access to certain services or resources).
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