How can I simulate a DDoS attack to test Shield Advanced?
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I want to run a simulation of a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack to test the responsiveness of AWS Shield Advanced. How can I do this?
AWS Shield Advanced helps you protect your application against DDoS attacks. DDoS attacks occur when attackers use a flood of traffic from multiple sources to attempt to impact the availability of a targeted application. Shield Advanced provides enhanced visibility into DDoS events and attacks. For more information, see Visibility into DDoS events.
You can test the responsiveness of AWS Shield Advanced with:
A simulated DDoS attack in production traffic with an authorized pre-approved AWS Partner Network (APN) Partner.
DDoS simulation testing with the Shield Response Team
Shield Advanced provides added support with the Shield Response Team that specializes in testing the DDoS response workflow. You can contact the Shield Response Team to request assistance with running a DDoS simulation. The Shield Response Team will create a simulated DDoS attack and trigger the DDoSDetected metric value to 1 during a specific time period.
Before contacting the Shield Response Team to request assistance with running a DDoS simulation, make sure that you have: