The State of DDoS Protection: Organizations Remain Unprepared for DDoS Attacks
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Overview: Distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks continue to grow in size, complexity and danger. Witness the recent wave of attacks on major U.S. banks, which knocked websites offline, angered customers and took a grave toll on brand reputations. The lessons of those attacks echo the findings of this report: Previously successful DDoS mitigation solutions no longer work.
UBM Tech conducted research with IT professionals who have suffered DDoS attacks. The drastic changes in attack methodology and motivation in the past few years should be driving them toward purpose-built solutions, that is, comprehensive defenses that can counter even the most sophisticated attacks. Yet many organizations remain committed to the same techniques that failed them, leaving them at continued risk. In an age when attackers have access to cheap, powerful and easily available weapons - when virtually anyone can launch a strike - the failure to fully prepare can have disastrous effects.