What is Rate Limiting?
Rate Limiting refers to controlling the number of requests going towards the server per time period. It is often used to prevent DoS attacks. miniOrange Reverse Proxy provides Rate Limiting which can be configured to limit the amount of traffic coming from the particular user by setting up some threshold for the number of requests. Rate Limiting protects the shared services and resources of the server by preventing them from being overused by a single client.
Sometimes, the attacker might use some kind of scripts to overload the server with the huge number of requests which in turn results in the DoS attack. This will prevent the resources and services from being used by the actual users. This can be avoided by using Rate Limiting so that when the threshold is reached, the attacker can no longer make requests. Also, some attackers try to gain access to the system by using the Brute Force attack. Rate Limiting helps to prevent Brute Force Attacks too. If the server is flooded with a huge number of requests from a single client, it might result in the unavailability of the resources, which is not desirable and might affect the business. So, Rate Limiting should be implemented in all types of sites. All such types of attacks can be prevented by using the Rate Limiting feature provided by miniOrange Reverse Proxy.
A Reverse Proxy is a server that sits in front of one or main origin servers. The reverse proxy server intercepts all the traffic received from the client. The reverse proxy server will then send the requests and receive responses from the origin servers. This way a reverse proxy server ensures that no user can see the backend server communications and server layouts to potentially attack them. This way you can keep the backend light and let the reverse proxy handle all the security protocols on behalf. This way no client can directly communicate with the origin servers and potentially find information about server architecture.
Some companies build their own reverse proxies, but this requires intensive software and hardware engineering resources, as well as a significant investment in physical hardware. So to save you from all this hassle we at miniOrange provide you with a top-notch Reverse Proxy to help you get things working with EEZ. Make sure to check out the other services we provide along with traffic monitoring and analysis.