To determine your organization’s risk of a DDoS attack, and then identify and mitigate that risk, you need to be aware of the latest trends in attacks and best practices in defense. Explore common questions about DDoS attacks, together with up-to-date information and resources.

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How often do DDoS attacks really occur?

Large attacks, like the 1.12 Tbps attack in the 1st half of 2020, get media attention, and are impactful. However, during the same time over 74% of attacks are less than 1 Gbps and 56% last less than 10 minutes. This makes it harder to defend against and means you must be able to detect and mitigate before damage is done.

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What types of DDoS attacks can hit my organization?

Multi-vector attacks – with more than 15 vectors are on the rise. The Top 5 attack vectors are:

Your plan needs to be comprehensive, protecting against these and more vectors.

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What type of protection do we need?

The best practice in DDoS protection is a hybrid approach: a cloud service to manage the large volumetric attacks and an on-premise device to catch the state exhaustion attacks.

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Why aren’t firewalls enough?

Any stateful device, including a firewall, is subject to state-exhaustion attacks. Having a stateful firewall fronting servers or your entire data center puts your environment at risk.

Let the firewall do what it was designed to do – protect confidentiality. Let dedicated DDoS protection products maintain availability.

How can NETSCOUT help?

Netscout is a world leader in DDoS protection. With cloud, virtual or on-premise DDoS mitigation appliances, and a fully managed DDoS protection service, Netscout has the deployment mode, scalability and flexibility to help you detect and mitigate DDoS attacks.

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