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Load testing to detect Advanced Persistent Threats

I’ve written before about how Apica’s capacity planning and load testing tools can help companies prepare for a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack, but we’ve begun to see a new class of attacks emerge, called Advanced Persistent Threats (APT), whose aim is much more sinister than a slow response time or “page not found” […] Continue reading

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Don't be distressed by DDoS

On May 9, Ustream, a service that lets users broadcast live video from a computer or any mobile devices in minutes, faced the largest DDoS attack it has ever experienced. In a statement released that day, Brad Hunstable, CEO of Ustream, said, “This is an actively managed attack of a scale that we have never […] Continue reading

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Cloud computing gives you a golden opportunity for capacity planning

No matter how well your system is put together, you can’t really know how it will perform under stress until you test it. The dynamics of cloud computing allow you to gauge your system’s limits through capacity planning in a way that was never possible before. Now, you can go beyond a simple stress test […] Continue reading

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