Build your own IP monitoring and Anti-DDoS Appliance
The quickest and most cost-effective method of protecting your network and services against DDoS attacks is by installing Andrisoft Wanguard on a spare, commodity server. The software can be installed easily, in just a few minutes, on any 64-bit server equipped with an Intel or AMD processor.
Wanguard was designed to be completely scalable. It can be installed either on a single server with adequate hardware resources or on multiple servers distributed across the network.
The exact hardware specifications needed for each Wanguard component are listed on each component page: Console requirements, Packet Sensor requirements, Flow Sensor requirements and Filter requirements.
The table below shows how to size the hardware for each software component:
| You can use Virtual Machines during the trial period, but using dedicated servers for production is highly recommended.
A few arguments against using Virtual Machines to run Wanguard on a regular basis:
|OPERATING SYSTEM INSTALLATION:||
Before installing Wanguard you will need to install (no advanced Linux skills required) on the designated server one of the supported Linux distributions: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 or 7 (commercial), CentOS 6 or 7 (free, Red Hat-based), Debian Linux 6 “Squeeze”, 7 “Wheezy” or 8 "Jessie" (free, community-supported), Ubuntu 12 or 14 (free, Debian-based), OpenSuSE 13 (free, Novel-based).
Wanguard installs itself under /opt, so make sure the root partition has at least 10 GB free space.