Arbor Sees Alarming Rise in Size of DDoS Attacks
BURLINGTON, Mass. -- Arbor Networks, Inc., a leading provider of DDoS and advanced threat protection solutions for enterprise and service provider networks, today released data on global distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack trends for the first three quarters of 2013. The data shows that DDoS continues to be a global threat, with alarming increases in attack size this year.
"Arbor Networks' ATLAS system gives tremendous visibility into Internet traffic patterns and threat evolution. As more service provider customers participate, we gain even more visibility into what is going on out there. Much like the growth in DDoS attacks themselves, we've seen tremendous growth in ATLAS. In Q2, ATLAS monitored 47Tb/sec of peak IPv4 traffic. In Q3, that number rose 46% to 69Tb/sec. This is a significant portion of all Internet traffic and provides Arbor researchers and customers with a truly unique view of the global attack landscape," said Darren Anstee, solutions architect for Arbor Networks.
KEY FINDINGS: DDoS attack size accelerating rapidly