One of the prominent trends in 2017 was an increase in short-burst attacks, which have become more complex, more frequent and longer in duration. Burst tactics are typically used against gaming websites and service providers due to their sensitivity to service availability as well as their inability to sustain such attack maneuvers.
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Service providers and enterprises are challenged by an evolving threat landscape resulting in reduced revenues, higher expenses, and damaged reputations. The number and complexity of cyber-attacks such as DDoS is continuously increasing.
Mike Geller from Cisco’s CTO office and Ehud Doron of Radware’s CTO office presented at Cisco Live Berlin 2016 the revolutionary concept of Network-as-a-Sensor to fight DDoS attacks.
There are two approaches to detect against DDoS attacks: on-premise (also sometimes called in-line) and Cloud (out of path). When a DDoS protection solution is deployed on-premise, organizations benefit from an immediate and automatic attack detection and DDoS mitigation solution. Within seconds from the start of an attack, the online services are well protected and the attack is mitigated.
Zeus Kerravala is founder and principal analyst of ZK Research, and is a featured guest blogger.
The topic of cyber security is always near the top of any business or IT leaders’ priority list. In my years as an analyst and prior to that, an IT leader, I’ve never seen more focus on security than I do today. Over the past few years we have seen a rash of high profile breaches in organizations like banks, Ashley Madison, the Office of Personnel Management, and Target. These organizations spend tens of millions of dollars trying to protect their organization, yet they fail.
DDoS attacks are no longer just a nuisance and they can cause lasting damage. Organizations that ignore this threat often learn the high costs involved in the damage from these attacks – ranging from mild service degradation and to extended service outage. According to Aberdeen Group research, the cost of a one second delay in website load time can translate to a 7% reduction in conversion rate and up to $2.5 million in losses per year. The cost of outage? That can reach nearly half a million dollars per hour.
For decades IT managers have been deploying application delivery (Layers 4 – 7) and security services as point solutions. The network provided the basic connectivity and each L4-7 had to be configured manually per each application. Virtualizing the compute fabric enabled automation at the configuration stage; however, L4-7 and security were still deployed as point solutions. Each application infrastructure change still required intervention in rewiring the physical network, reconfiguring network nodes and, of course, with testing application integrity end-to-end and performance.