DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attacks are one of the biggest threats towards businesses today. And the threat is growing ever more complex and ever more damaging. A DDoS attack is when a â€˜botnetâ€™, a network of thousands of infected computers, targets a business or other organisation and makes a massive amount of requests. As the requests appear to be valid, the target site attempts to complete the requests and, as a result, becomes paralysed.
How DDoS attacks work
A distributed denial of service (DDOS) attack is usually categorised as an instance where attackers attempt to prevent genuine traffic/users from using a service.
In most cases, a DDoS attack occurs when varying numbers of attacking systems flood the network bandwidth or resources of the target system. When a system is overloaded with traffic and therefore connections, it can no longer accept new connections which cause the system to become unavailable to the legitimate users within the business network.
The reason why attackers are using DDoS techniques more regularly is due to the fact that the multiple system approach can generate a lot of traffic quickly, which makes the attacks a lot harder to mitigate than a single system attack. This is why DDoS mitigation solutions such as the one that Computrad provide have needed to evolve to become a match for these threats.
How will DDoS affect your Business?
A large scale DDoS attack can be potentially disatrous for any company due to the potential of revenue loss caused by lack of functionality of IT systems such as eCommerce engines, Web applications and online portals.
The fact that DDoS techically stops the targeted application from functioning is the most serious worry since in today’s digital foused business environment, this can literally bring your business to a standstill.
How much could a serious DDoS attack cost your business?
Depending on the size of the organisation, the revenue losses that can be caused by a DDoS attack will vary greatly. What is always the case, is that the revenue loss caused by DDoS will be large enough to warrant having expert protection. Every company that experiences a serious DDoS attack usually has protection installed shortly afterwards not wanting to make the same mistake twice.
According to a survey conducted by a leading group of IT professionals,a distrubted denial of service (DDoS) attack can cost a modern business as much as $30,000 per hour in lost revenue. This really is a huge percentage for most businesses so state of the art DDoS protection should be seen as essential by all businesses that have an online presence or utilises digital applications in order to function.
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