A botnet is a collection of internet-connected programs communicating with other similar programs in order to perform tasks.

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Throughout the last year security analysts all over the world discovered a number of new botnets which not only drive traffic to the target application server to engage bandwidth, but places the best possible request automatedly to the application itself so to engage maximum possible server resources with minimum number of terminals. The aim of such intelligent botnets has been to be identified DDoS traffic as actual users so to make the DDoS protection engine unable to distinguish between actual traffic and malicious traffic.