For network operators, DDoS attacks are a daily occurrence. According to NETSCOUT® research, there is no sign of this changing as DDoS attacks continue to increase in frequency, size and most concerning – complexity. It’s imperative for network operators to detect and mitigate DDoS attacks as soon as possible to reduce impact on their own or their customers’ network/ online services. As this paper will discuss, there isn’t a silver bullet when it comes to DDoS attack protection; there are different methods to mitigate a DDoS attack - each having its pros and cons depending upon the nature of the attack.

  • The frequency of DDoS attacks is increasing. In the 1st half of 2020, there have been 4.8 million DDoS attacks. That’s a 15% increase from the prior year.
  • Attacks are getting more sophisticated. There has been a 2851% increase in 15+ vector DDoS attacks (since 2017) and a 31% increase in attack packet rates.
  • Attacks are getting shorter in duration. There has been a 51% decrease in attack duration, as 92% of all DDoS attacks last less than an hour. The increase in attack frequency, complexity, and shorter duration means less time for defenders to stop sophisticated attacks before impact

Read the whitepaper and learn how to detect and intelligently orchestrate mitigations for all types of DDoS attacks. Optimize your mitigation infrastructure to its fullest!