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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:
111 percent increase in average of attack peak size compared to Q2 2017
52 percent of attacks utilized at least two different attack types
56 percent of attacks were User Datagram Protocol (UDP) floods
Get more of the latest trends from the Verisign Q2 2018 Trends Report