Corero's SmartWall Threat Defense System Helps Mitigate DDoS Attacks

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3Q 2014 | IN-1020540

Continued Proliferation of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) Attacks

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Distributed denial-of-service, or DDoS, attacks are on the rise, and gaining in size, frequency, and complexity. Most recently, Sony PlayStation network was rendered offline by a DDoS attack. Another DDoS attack targeting a client of the content delivery network Cloudflare exceeded 400 gigabits per second. News aggregator Feedly and note-taking service Evernote were both knocked offline by DDoS attacks. The key objective of a typical DDoS attack is not to steal or expose confidential data but rather to prevent legitimate users from accessing information or services by overloading a website with phony traffic until it breaks. DDoS attacks cripple websites, interrupt business operations, interfere with customer support, and inflict brand damage on the targeted organizations. Enterprises across multiple sectors, including financial services, technology, retail, government/public sector, healthcare, energy, telecommunications, e-comme...

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