Cluster-based countermeasures for DDoS attacks Chapter uri icon

Book Title

  • Network Security Attacks and Countermeasures


  • Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack is considered one of the major security threats in the current Internet. Although many solutions have been suggested for the DDoS defense, real progress in fighting those attacks is still missing. In this chapter, the authors analyze and experiment with cluster-based filtering for DDoS defense. In cluster-based filtering, unsupervised learning is used to create profile of the network traffic. Then the profiled traffic is passed through the filters of different capacity to the servers. After applying this mechanism, the legitimate traffic will get better bandwidth capacity than the malicious traffic. Thus the effect of bad or malicious traffic will be lesser in the network. Before describing the proposed solutions, a detail survey of the different DDoS countermeasures have been presented in the chapter.

publication date

  • 2016