A10: DDoS remains constant threat for businesses

According to a report produced by the network and security application specialist, the average company suffers of 15 DDoS attacks a year

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A10: DDoS remains constant threat for businesses Raj Jalan, CTO of A10 Networks.
By  Alexander Sophoclis Pieri Published  June 14, 2016

A10 Networks in close collaboration with IDG Connect, have recently launched a report on the continuing threat of distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks.

Aptly titled DDoS: A Clear and Ever Present Danger, the report includes surveys collated from 120 IT decision makers across the globe. According to the report, the average company suffers 15 DDoS attacks per year, with each average attack causing 17 hours of disruption.

Raj Jalan, CTO of A10 Networks, shared: "DDoS attacks are called ‘sudden death' for good reason... if left unaddressed, the costs will include lost business, time-to-service restoration and a decline in customer satisfaction."

Additional findings also discovered that while the peak bandwidth of attacks averaged between 30-40 gigabits per second, 59% of organisations experienced an attack over 40 Gbps. Roughly 77% of those surveyed also expect multi-vector attacks to become the most pressing type of DDoS attack in the future.

Not all results were negative however, a number of respondents reporting renewed efforts towards improving DDoS prevention budgets in the next six months. From those surveyed, IT security teams were the most likely to lead efforts towards DDoS prevention at 36%. They were followed closely by chief security officers and CIO, which both groups reporting 26%.

"The good news is our findings show that security teams are making DDoS prevention a top priority. With a better threat prevention system, they can turn an urgent business threat into an FYI-level notification," added Jalan.

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