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What is a DDoS Attack?
Definition: a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack is a malicious attempt to bring down networks, web-based applications, or services by overwhelming these resources with too much data or impairing them in some other way.
Impacts of DDoS Attacks on Your Business
Downtime affects your bottom line. Based on industry surveys, the average cost of downtime is $5,600/minute, or over $300K/hour.1
When critical network systems are shut down, your workforce’s productivity comes to a halt.
Your brand suffers if customers can’t access your site or become casualties of a data breach.
Attacks are becoming more advanced and now include stolen funds, customer data, and intellectual property.
1Andrew Lerner,"The Cost of Downtime," (12 November 2014)
3 Stats about DDoS Attacks:
Attack activity grew 75% in Q2 2016 compared to Q2 2015
75% of attacks peaked at more than 1 Gbps
Almost 1/2 of all mitigations were for the IT/Cloud/SaaS industry
Get more of the latest trends from the Verisign Q2 DDoS Trends Report