Exterior of the Citrix Systems headquarters in Santa Clara, California. (Citrix Systems Inc./CC BY 3.0)

Citrix reported Thursday a DDoS attack that was hitting its Citrix Application Delivery Controllers (ADCs), the networking products that let security and network teams manage the delivery speed and quality of applications to end users.

According to the Citrix threat advisory, the attacker or bots can overwhelm the Citrix ADC Datagram Transport Layer Security (DTLS) network throughput, potentially leading to outbound bandwidth exhaustion. Citrix said organizations with limited bandwidth appear to have a more difficult time with this attack.

As of early this morning, Citrix said the attack has been limited to a small number of customers around the world. The vendor also added that there are no known Citrix vulnerabilities associated with this event. Citrix said if the Citrix security response team discovers that a product becomes vulnerable to DDoS…



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