On average, each business suffers at least one DDoS attack per year.1 Average cost? Upwards of $100,000 per hour.
DDoS attacks range from pranksters having fun to targeted acts of retaliation, protest, theft and extortion. Depending on their skills, attackers may use readily available DDoS tools or launch more sophisticated attacks. Ultimately, all DDoS attacks have one objective—to disrupt service availability and have a significant impact on businesses.
Suddenly, your applications aren’t available and you can’t do business with customers.
There are four main types of attacks, although they’re most often combined:
The most damaging DDoS attacks mix volumetric attacks with targeted, application-specific attacks.
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Combined or “mixed” DDoS attacks are becoming more difficult to defend against and are often an indicator of more advanced, persistent threats to come. How quickly you can discover and stop these threats is key to ensuring service continuity and limiting damage.
Layer 7 attacks are much more common now. Criminals are increasingly using low-and-slow attacks that target layer 7 computing power and I/O to disable web application servers. These attacks avoid network-level detection and challenge traditional detection methods.
In 2011, you’d see layer 7 attacks infrequently—maybe in 10 percent of DDoS campaigns. Today, the F5 Security Operations Center (SOC) sees layer 7 attacks all the time.
F5 provides seamless, flexible, and easy-to-deploy solutions that enable a fast response, no matter what type of DDoS attack you’re under
F5 offers the most comprehensive layer 3—layer 7 DDoS mitigation, combining on-premises and cloud DDoS scrubbing to mitigate network, application, and volumetric attacks.