The DDoS Threat Spectrum
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Overview: Bolstered by favorable economics, today's global botnets are using distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks to target firewalls, web services, and applications, often simultaneously. This DDoS threat spectrum includes conventional network attacks, HTTP and SSL floods, and an emerging wave of low-bandwidth threats, plus the new threat vectors likely to target emerging service platforms. As new technological frontiers open, expect to see more distributed, low-bandwidth DDoS attacks. Read this whitepaper to learn more about how the DDoS threat spectrum will continue to evolve as attackers bend those new technologies to the political and commercial conflicts that will always be a part of the human condition.