denial of service


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denial of service

A condition in which a system can no longer respond to normal requests. See denial-of-service attack.
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The service interruption caused excessive traffic to the Ooma corporate site causing a brief denial of service. Our customer support team is available to help with any isolated service issues that may persist.
The distributed denial of service attacks use software designed to illegally access a computer and can be done with minimal knowledge.
Fortunately, email already offers a solution for both the Denial of Service attack and collateral blocking.
Discussing a previous denial of service attack, he joked: "We were flattered that they took the time to attack something that doesn't get visited very often." At press time on Monday the company's site appeared to have finally returned, with major updates following its recent Forum event in Las Vegas.
The new offerings are a denial of service protection solution from employee Internet management software provider Websense and the MailGuard e-mail management and security solution from Clearswift, an e-mail management company.
The technique, called a denial of service attack, is similar to pranksters repeatedly dialling a company's telephone number to block all other incoming calls.
At cause of the disruption was a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack, in which a malicious actor floods a target with traffic in order to make a service unreachable and unusable for others.
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An unknown group launched a so-called "denial of service" attack on Britain's largest bank on Thursday evening.
and Alcatel-Lucent (EURONEXT PARIS: ALU) (NYSE: ALU) announced they have started a new proof of concept laboratory in Singapore for communications service providers to conduct testing of technologies to mitigate distributed denial of service attacks.