Telecom in Ten | Ten Things to Know About DDoS

Telecom in Ten | By Northland Communications Team

DDoS mitigation is the process of protecting a target from a distributed denial-of service attack. A DDoS attack is a malicious attempt to disrupt the normal traffic of a targeted server, service, or network by overwhelming the target or its surrounding infrastructure with a flood of internet traffic. A DDoS attack on a company’s website, web application, APIs, network, or data center infrastructure can cause downtime and prevent legitimate users from buying products, using a service, getting information, or any other access. 

DDoS attacks are the most common type of cyber-attacks. So, as part of #TelecominTen, here are #TenThings to know about DDoS mitigation and the potential impact attacks can have on your network. 

01. 76% of all attacks account for less than 1GB nationally.

02. A DDoS attack can cost a company between $20,000 and $40,000 hourly if impacted.

03. 80% of banking and e-commerce mobile connections are the most vulnerable to DDoS attacks. 

04. DDoS is one of the top security threats for cloud computing–14% of all attacks and data breaches are on cloud services. 

05. The global DDoS protection and mitigation market size is expected to grow to $6.7 billion by 2026. 

06. 20% of mid-size companies (defined as 50 employees or more) have reported being a victim of at least one DDoS attack. 

07. Most DDoS attacks last under 4 hours. 

08. 7% of DDoS attacks on businesses last longer than a week. 

09. We have invested in DDoS mitigation across our fiber network. This service helps keep our customers connected with a 99.999% uptime through live monitoring systems that alert potential attacks.

10. New or existing dedicated internet customers will receive complimentary protection up to 1GB through December 15th 2023.

Now is the time to contact Northland Communications to learn more about our DDoS mitigation protection to safeguard your network!

*These facts and figures are sourced from our own internal experts, our expert partners, and referenced from DDoS mitigation throughout telecommunication reports.