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Network Processor Design
We present an interesting application of network processors in the field of network security. Specifically, we report on the design and implementation of a highspeed prototype to provide packet-filtering functions to mitigate distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks that target network resources. The effects of DDoS attacks are felt when network or host resources are used illegitimately at the expense of legitimate services. Our approach thus relies on administering a variety of legitimacydoi:10.1016/b978-012198157-0/50014-3 fatcat:qpxd7kejsjgzfkcyxzdwnzliiu