DDoS Attacks Over 10Gbps Have Doubled Year over Year, Confirms Corero

Corero Network Security (LSE: CNS) – a leader in real-time, high-performance, automatic DDoS attack detection and mitigation, published its Full Year 2018 DDoS Trends Report today.

Corero Network Security (LSE: CNS) – a leader in real-time, high-performance, automatic DDoS attack detection and mitigation, published its Full Year 2018 DDoS Trends Report today.

Internet availability can come down to a fraction of a second. When the Internet goes down, businesses go down with it. DDoS attacks are considered one of the most serious threats to Internet availability today. DDoS related downtime or latency can significantly impact service levels, brand reputation, customer trust and ultimately revenue.

In the past year, the number of observed attacks over 10Gbps has doubled. Lower-volume, sub-saturating attacks continue to dominate, with 99.4% of attacks not reaching 95% link saturation levels. Additionally, the large majority of saturated attacks (95%), lasted less than ten minutes. 

Other report highlights are:

  • The average number of attacks per customer is up 16% year over year;
  • The average attack is becoming even shorter, with 81% of attacks lasting less than ten minutes;
  • Risk of repeat attacks with one in five victims attacked again within 24 hours of an initial attack

Ashley Stephenson, Corero CEO, concludes, “Proactive DDoS protection is a critical element of any cyber security defense against loss of service availability. The DDoS attacks that Corero has highlighted in this report cannot be adequately defeated with traditional Internet gateway security solutions such as firewalls, Intrusion Prevention Systems and the like. Similarly, on-demand cloud-based DDoS scrubbing alternatives cannot achieve successful mitigation with the short-duration attacks that are impacting businesses every day. As organizations develop their DDoS resiliency plans, and choose their methods of DDoS protection, time-to-mitigation must be a critical evaluation factor.”

To access the complete Corero Full Year DDoS Trends Report, download it here. To find out more about Corero Network Security, please visit: https://www.corero.com/

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Notes to Editors

Corero’s Full Year 2018 DDoS Trends Report draws on DDoS attack attempts against Corero customers in 2018 and includes comparisons against previous years.

About Corero Network Security 

Corero Network Security is a leader in real-time, high-performance DDoS defense solutions. Service providers, hosting providers and digital enterprises rely on Corero’s award winning technology to eliminate the DDoS threat to their environment through automatic attack detection and mitigation, with comprehensive visibility, analytics and reporting. This industry leading technology delivers flexible protection that scales to tens of terabits, with a dramatically lower cost of ownership than previously possible. For more information, visit www.corero.com