ddos protection feature

I saw at the docs that DO, has DDoS protection.

But I’m not able to find that option, do I need to do something to enable?

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Bobby Iliev
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October 30, 2023
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Hello there,

Quick update here. I’m excited to share that DigitalOcean has introduced a new feature in response to the valuable feedback we’ve received from users like you: DigitalOcean DDoS Protection:

Here are some key points about this new offering:

  1. Cost: DigitalOcean DDoS Protection is available at no additional cost. That’s right, it’s a free service for all users!

  2. Coverage: The protection extends to a range of DigitalOcean resources including:

    • Droplets
    • Kubernetes
    • Managed Databases
    • Load Balancers
    • Reserved IPs
  3. Protection Layers: This service provides protection primarily at the Network (layer 3) and Transport (layer 4) layers of the OSI model. Please note that Application layer (layer 7) DDoS Protection is currently not supported.

  4. Latency Concerns: One of the standout features of this service is that mitigation takes place entirely within the DigitalOcean network. This means that data traffic doesn’t leave our network for mitigation, ensuring that your applications experience no additional latency.

  5. Overall Benefit: DigitalOcean DDoS Protection is an always-on service designed to defend your DigitalOcean cloud resources against a range of generalized, network-layer DDoS attacks. This ensures that your apps and websites run smoothly, without the threat of potential disruptions from such attacks.



Bobby Iliev
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July 22, 2023

Hi there,

This is still a beta feature, and it’s not available to all users.

It will be slowly rolled out to some users and once it’s fully tested, it will be available for all users.

If you wish to be part of the beta testing, please reach out to our amazing support team who might be able to enable this for your account:

Hope that helps!

- Bobby.

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