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30% of Business Have Sound DDoS Protection: Does Yours?
A DDoS attack is more than an inconvenience - it's devastation. Only a third of websites have the DDoS protection they need. Is yours one of them?
Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks-- they've been around for years. So why do only 30% of companies have solid DDoS protection?
It may be because not every DDoS attack makes the nightly news.
The majority of past DDoS attacks are small. The news of these small attacks doesn't travel beyond the company and those in the internet security industry.
But make no mistake. DDoS attacks are on the rise, and the stakes are growing higher each year.
A single DDoS attack can cause severe and long-term damage to your company's profitability and reputation.
What is a DDoS Attack?
DDoS attacks can take several different forms.
In general, a DDoS makes use of several computers or other internet-connected devices flood a single target with internet traffic. Once a company's network is overwhelmed by this fake traffic, it crashes.
Legitimate customers or users can't access your website or perform tasks using your network. Business comes to a halt.
A DDoS attack may also be used to distract your IT security team, allowing hackers time to dig deeper into your company's infrastructure and systems.
What Can You Expect in 2017?
Robin Birtstone of The Register warns that in 2017, we can expect to see more 100Gbps mega-attacks launched by more devious hackers. An influx of networked appliances and home accessories will increase the risk level as these things of the internet can be used to bombard websites with DDoS traffic.
In fact, Robin predicts that extortion using DDoS will become the new ransomware. Eighty percent of European IT professionals surveyed in 2016 expected their companies to be subjected to DDoS extortion attacks within 12 months.
How Can You Provide Your Business with DDoS Protection?
The best way to protect your business from a DDoS attack is to be prepared.
DDoS protection includes a solid plan to recognize the early signs of an attack and take definitive action to stop it. Of course, having this kind of preparedness takes the right knowledge and technology.
According to a 2015 report by Forrester Research, most companies are better served by outsourcing their DDoS protection rather than trying to craft on-site solutions. Choosing a leading DDoS security partner means your company will be prepared for whatever 2017's hackers bring.
The Driz Group has chosen to partner with leading cyber security firm Imperva. Working with their state of the art Incapsula system, we provide our clients with a comprehensive solution for DDoS protection.
The Driz Group offers a full range of cyber security services from risk assessment to 24/7 monitoring and protection.
Our team of professionals will work with your security team to ensure an integrated approach to your cyber security needs, including DDoS protection that assures you no interruption of service. We provide the hardware, software, maintenance and monitoring to keep your network secure and operational.
Forward Thinking Saves Times and Money
Some companies have recognized the growing threat that lies ahead. Are you one of those companies? Don't wait for your website to crash and your customers to call demanding to know why their transaction can't be completed.
Take action today to secure your website. Protect your business today and every day with comprehensive DDoS protection.
Steve E. Driz, I.S.P., ITCP