REQUIRES A REFRESH
ADAPTED FROM WORLDWIDE DDOS PREVENTION PRODUCTS
AND SERVICES FORECAST, 2017–2021, BY MARTHA VAZQUEZ,
CHRISTINA RICHMOND, AND ROB AYOUB, IDC #US41659116
SPONSORED BY A10 NETWORKS
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his paper examines the changing DDoS
landscape. Many organizations have
ageing DDoS protection devices as part of
their infrastructure. Today’s advanced attackers are
utilizing a host of advanced attack methods that
require defenses geared to utilitize a host of
protection techniques in order to defend
The first DDoS attack to reach over 1 Tbps by
leveraging IoT devices happened not long ago. Using
IoT devices allowed attackers to demonstrate the
dangerous potential of devices that were open to the
Internet but not well maintained.
IDC believes these kinds of attacks will continue as
well as attacks that leverage other vectors in order to
disrupt business critical services.
Beginning with Spamhaus and following on from
the current IoT threats have heralded in a new era of
attacks and a need for new defenses. Organizations
can no longer rely on DDoS protection designed to
stop a single attack vector.
Defenses must be layered and protect the
organization from both internal and external attacks
as well as attacks against the infrastructure and
One of the most notable large attacks in 2016
was the attack on popular journalist Brian Krebs’
website, which marked the beginning of the
colossal IoT threat.
The attack reached over 620Gbps, and the DDoS
defense provider was ultimately forced to part ways
with its client because of the massive cost.
The DDoS Landscape has changed significantly in
the last 3 years.
This new Mirai malware turned IoT devices such as
video cameras and DVRs into zombie slaves that
fueled the botnet traffic of very large DDoS attacks.