Following the news that hosting website 123-reg has been hit by yet another distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack, Stephanie Weagle, VP at Corero Network Security commented below.
Stephanie Weagle, VP at Corero Network Security:
“Hosting providers are at increased risk for DDoS attacks impacting their network environment and their hosted tenants, due to the number of customers they service and the aggregate Internet peering bandwidth they utilize. An attack on a single tenant of the provider can create major collateral damage to other hosted customers. These innocent bystanders are placed in the unfortunate situation of suffering from second-hand damage because they are hosted on the same shared facilities as the intended victim, and the results can be devastating for both the provider and their customers. Waiting until the attack has occurred to determine steps toward remediation is too little, too late. Providers can proactively eliminate DDoS attacks from impacting their network, and their customers with real-time DDoS detection and mitigation technology, implemented at the peering edge.”