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2011 DDoS Attacks: Top 10 Trends & Truths

16 May 2012
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The Internet powers almost every aspect of business operations today, from websites, email and ecommerce payments to behind-the-scenes data exchanges. During a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack, the entire enterprise is at risk.

Besides crippling sales and productivity and severing ties to suppliers and partners, DDoS attacks fuel doubts about a company’s stability. Blogs light up in minutes, becoming part of the Web’s permanent record. The damage to brand equity can be lasting and incalculable.

This report examines the major DDoS trends of 2011 and what to expect in 2012. Drawing on Neustar’s decade of experience in DDoS mitigation, plus the unique Internet views our enterprise services afford, this report seeks to separate truth from industry myth. 2011 was an eventful year across the DDoS landscape. The insights that follow are meant to help you better prepare for 2012.

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