Visible to the public XFirewall: A Dynamic and Additional Mitigation Against DDoS Storm

TitleXFirewall: A Dynamic and Additional Mitigation Against DDoS Storm
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsAljuhani, Ahamed, Alharbi, Talal, Liu, Hang
Conference NameProceedings of the International Conference on Compute and Data Analysis
Conference LocationNew York, NY, USA
ISBN Number978-1-4503-5241-3
Keywordscomposability, DDoS, DDoS Attack Prevention, firewall, Human Behavior, Metrics, Network, NFV, pubcrawl, Resiliency, security

The Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack is a main concern in network security. Since the attackers have developed different techniques and methods, preventing DDoS attacks has become more difficult. Traditional firewall is ineffective in preventing DDoS attacks. In this paper, we propose a new type of firewall named XFirewall to defend against DDoS attacks. XFirewall is a temporary firewall and is created when an attack occurs. Also, XFirewall will be configured with dynamic rules based on real-time traffic analysis. We will discuss in detail the design and algorithm for generating an XFirewall.

Citation Keyaljuhani_xfirewall:_2017