More Than 2000 Daily DDoS Attacks Worldwide
$150 Can Buy a Week Long DDoS Attack on The Dark Web
33% of All Downtime Incidents Are Attributed To DDoS Attacks
568GBPS Was The Largest DDoS Attack in 2017
A Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack is an attempt to make an online service unavailable by overwhelming it with traffic from multiple sources. They target a wide variety of important resources, from banks to news websites, and present a major challenge to making sure people can publish and access important information.
The stakes are higher. Time to raise your game.
Your business is riding on the availability and integrity of your website and online services. The next Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack could wreak financial havoc, compromise your customers and damage your reputation.
Unfortunately, DDoS attacks are increasing in scale, frequency and sophistication. And alarmingly, they’re easier than ever to execute. These days, anyone with an internet connection and a grievance can launch a DDoS attack for as little as $5.00.
What’s worse, everyone’s fair game. Not just the big banks, government or e-commerce sites. From FTSE 100 Companies to emerging growth companies, no organization is too insignificant to be the target of a criminal or “hacktivist” attack.
Attackers build networks of infected computers, known as 'botnets', by spreading malicious software through emails, websites and social media. Once infected, these machines can be controlled remotely, without their owners' knowledge, and used like an army to launch an attack against any target. Some botnets are millions of machines strong.
Botnets can generate huge floods of traffic to overwhelm a target. These floods can be generated in multiple ways, such as sending more connection requests than a server can handle, or having computers send the victim huge amounts of random data to use up the target’s bandwidth. Some attacks are so big they can max out a country's international cable capacity.
Specialized online marketplaces exist to buy and sell botnets or individual DDoS attacks. Using these underground markets, anyone can pay a nominal fee to silence websites they disagree with or disrupt an organization’s online operations. A week-long DDoS attack, capable of taking a small organization offline can cost as little as $150.
Thwarting today’s DDoS attacks demands a hybrid approach.
At vXtream, DDoS prevention is our sweet spot. We’ve long recommended a hybrid of cloud-based and on-premise defenses as the best protection against today’s wide range of DDoS attacks. And now, the security experts and analysts agree. With our Arbor Threat Level Analysis System (ATLAS), we’re continuously up to date on the very latest threats. We track the bad actors before they strike. We know what today’s volumetric, TCP state-exhaustion and application layer attacks look like, even those launched simultaneously. And we know where you’re most likely to be vulnerable.
Best of all, we have the expertise and visibility to mitigate DDoS attacks before they inflict harm. And we have solutions for everyone from Wall Street to cloud service providers to emerging enterprises. Because we can protect the world’s most mission-critical networks, we can customize the right solution for you.
An Always-On DDoS Mitigation Solution
Rest easier. With around-the-clock monitoring and mitigation of your network services, you can worry less and work more.
Simplify operations. Our network-based, carrier agnostic service provides DDoS mitigation with a singlepoint of contact for handling the resolution of threats.