I own a small regional webhosting company. I recently purchased some "real" equipment which included a Cisco 2924-XL-EN 24 port switch running Cisco IOS 12.0(5.2)XU Enterprise Edition.
A few months ago I had to drop my FTP server for the fact I was receiving 7500 brute force/DoS attempts every hour from some "nice people" in China.
Is there a way to utilize the managed part of this switch to help filter these attacks? I am new to the managed switch world, but noticed on the VSM there was an option for "Flooding Controls" when I right clicked on a specific port...
Or am I misconstruing what the flooding controls are for?