Vultr's native DDoS mitigation system adds an extra layer of protection to keep your hosting infrastructure online and operating even when they are the target of attacks. You can secure your website from DDoS attacks in minutes with our automatic DDoS mitigation service, which is available in all our worldwide locations. Our system monitors network traffic and routes malicious activity to our attack mitigation farm after a DDoS event is detected, generally within 60 seconds.
Vultr's native DDoS mitigation system protects your cloud server without increased latency or routing your traffic to a third party. DDoS protection adds 10Gbps of mitigation capacity per instance and safeguards all attached IPv4 addresses.
If you use Vultr DDoS protection, you must also use Vultr's DNS nameserver: 220.127.116.11
Your server must use Vultr's recursive DNS resolver to be protected. By default, server instances at Vultr automatically use our DNS resolver via DHCP. If you have modified your server's network configuration, please verify your DNS resolver is 18.104.22.168. See our article about Vultr's DNS servers to learn more.
Vultr's DDoS system works by dynamically routing traffic from your server when an attack is detected. Attack detection is fully automated based on proprietary detection algorithms, filtering attack traffic while clean traffic can reach your servers.
When a DDoS attack is detected, incoming traffic is re-routed to our Attack Mitigation Farm (AMF), which filters traffic based on specific attributes of the current attack. Clean traffic is tunneled directly to your server in the same data center, ensuring that no packets ever leave our premium low-latency network as one might typically encounter with a 3rd party DDoS Mitigation service provider.
Our DDoS protection works against Layer 3 and Layer 4 attacks.
Yes, we monitor all IP space for attacks, but DDOS mitigation is only performed for Vultr IP addresses. Additionally, we monitor third-party IP space, which is eligible for automated temporary null-route protection if an attack exceeds specific heuristics.
DDoS Protection is available in all Vultr locations.
Coming Soon - We will be offering higher protection levels as an add-on subscription in the future.