Decentralizing the Nature of Website Security With disBalancer

disBalancer is a decentralized network that provides Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) resistance and load balancer services to help modern businesses avoid the increasing cost of such attacks in terms of lost revenue and data breaches.

It allows businesses to fight fire with fire, harnessing the same unused computer bandwidth and storage manipulated by malicious actors by incentivizing those vast resources to fight against DDoS issues rather than for them.

The disBalancer Platform

disBalancer aims to create a fully decentralized, peer-to-peer, and serverless node network to connect unused bandwidth and storage for businesses looking for DDoS protection and expedited content delivery for their websites.

Anyone owning a computer or smartphone can run the disBalancer peer client in the background of their device, renting out their unused bandwidth and storage, and earning disBalancer tokens (DDOS) as an incentive reward. Large pools with thousands of these device nodes can then work together to handle requests to validate website connections and block malicious activity.

Creating a Circular Economy

Businesses looking to protect their websites can simply create an account on the disBalancer platform, acquire DDOS tokens, and request services from the network in a matter of clicks.

Network nodes can be set up on any Linux, Windows, Android, iOS, or macOS device and will automatically run in the background when users choose to allow it. Users become part of local verification pools to handle demand closest to them, earning DDOS tokens as a reward from the shared pool for all traffic received and sent.

Users can then sell DDOS tokens back to websites to cover the costs of network usage or utilize them in other yield farming opportunities across the blockchain ecosystem, creating an economic cycle that promotes the growth of the disBalancer network.

A Decentralized, Accessible, and Affordable Alternative

The consequences of DDoS attacks can result in significant lost revenue for businesses, particularly online retailers who lose between $8,000 and $74,000 for every hour of downtime.

Restoring services and managing operations offline are the most direct costs, though DDoS attacks also increase the cost of sales, customer service, and marketing. Beyond that, they can also damage customer trust and jeopardize future business opportunities.

The disBalancer model seeks to deliver a solution to this focussed around four key offerings:

  • Load balancer services for companies wanting attack protection.
  • Content Delivery Network (CDN) services to provide faster and more secure delivery and accessibility of internet content.
  • Confirmed user ownership of resources — providing DDoS resistance services for companies to test the sustainability of their website or infrastructure.
  • Web Application Firewall (WAF) services to filter, monitor, and block traffic.

disBalancer’s goal is to create a decentralized network that will ensure continuous communication between computers to provide resilient and low-cost pools tailored to specific client needs. This will not only filter traffic but speed up access to content, changing the nature of website security forever.

As a result, disBalancer can save businesses hundreds of thousands of dollars in preventing attacks like this in the first place. It also opens up accessibility to an affordable pay-as-you-go decentralized alternative to the existing centralized and hackable solutions that tend to take a reactive rather than proactive approach.