Time For DDoS Attacks

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Every minute that a Denial-of-Service attack takes down websites and services, money and reputation drains from the bottom line. Sean Newman, Director of Product Management at Corero Network Security commented below.

Sean Newman, Director of Product Management at Corero Network Security:

“Although reports of the recent resurgence of mega-sized DDoS attacks may suggest, on the surface, that the problem is largely being dealt with.  There is little focus on the fact that the mitigation techniques employed are taking minutes or tens of minutes to activate.  Whether DDoS attacks are on the terabit scale, or the consistent daily barrage of relatively small-volume short-duration attacks, organizations today cannot afford to have their services and web sites offline for any noticeable period of time, let alone minutes or tens of minutes.  DDoS defence, today, is possible in seconds, not minutes, or tens-of-minutes, so, organisations which care about their online availability, should be looking to ensure they have this latest generation of protection in place.”

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