Sunday, March 31, 2013

[IDC]:"Volumetric attacks will remain the predominant type of DDoS attacks"

With the recent "biggest DDoS attack ever" that "slowed down the Internet" (here) it comes with no surprise that a new report by Christian A, Christiansen (pictured), VP Security Products & Services research, IDC finds that "In 2012, there was a sharp increase in the frequency, bandwidth volume, and applications orientation of these attacks. As these attacks surged in prevalence and sophistication, organizations were often caught unaware. Embedded capabilities were quickly overwhelmed and outages were readily apparent on the Web. This is driving the need for proactive solutions to protect customer's infrastructure from current and future attacks"

".. the worldwide market for DDoS prevention solutions (including products and services) will grow by a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 18.2% from 2012 through 2017 and reach $870 million".

According to John Grady (pictured), Research Manager Security Products program, IDC: "Volumetric attacks will remain the predominant type of DDoS attacks throughout the forecast period .. A defense-in-depth posture with a combination of on-premise equipment and cloud-based mitigation provides the best protection against advanced application and SSL-based attacks as well as large-scale volumetric attacks".

See "Denial of Service Attacks Surge and Expose Enterprise Infrastructure Vulnerabilities and New Needs, IDC Says" - here.

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