Sunday, October 21, 2012

Prolexic Sees 20Gbps DDoS Attacks

Prolexic Technologies announced that "..the size of DDoS attacks increased significantly against its global client base in Q3 2012 .. During Q3, Prolexic mitigated seven DDoS attacks of more than 20 Gigabits per second (Gbps) for different clients across multiple industries".

Stuart Scholly (pictured), president, Prolexic said: "Last year, a DDoS attack in excess of 20 Gigabits per second was not able, but today it seems commonplace .. To put this in perspective, very few enterprises in the world have a network infrastructure with the capacity to withstand bandwidth floods of this size”.

Prolexic’s Q3 2012 Global DDoS Attack Report also shows, compared to Q3 2011 - "88% increase in total number of DDoS attacks, Significant decrease in average attack duration: 19 hours vs. 33 hours and 230%increase in average attack bandwidth .. Like last quarter, traditional Layer 3 and Layer 4 infrastructure DDoS attacks were by far the favored attack type, accounting for four out of five attacks during the quarter with application Layer 7 DDoS attacks making up the remainder".

See "Increasing Size of Individual DDoS Attacks Define Third Quarter, According to Prolexic’s Report" - here.


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