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How to Analyze and Reduce the Risk of DDoS Attacks

There are multiple ways to stop a DDoS attack. This paper will compare an “As-Is” scenario using a firewall to multiple “To-Be” scenarios using different NETSCOUT® DDoS attack protection solutions.

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The reality is that Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks have been around for over 20 years, and because of that, most organizations have some form of protection in place from DDoS attacks. But as this paper will point out, DDoS attacks have increased dramatically in size, frequency and complexity over the last few years.

Using the risk methodology called FAIR (Factor Analysis of Information Risk) and a fictitious $50M/year e-commerce scenario, this paper is designed to help you re-assess your risk of the modern-day DDoS attack. The question we pose to you is this:

“Is the protection you may have put in place years ago, still adequate to protect you from the modern-day DDoS attack?”

If not, then you are at risk.