DDoS attacks demand different defense strategies.
Despite the fact that firewalls, IPS and load balancers are some of the least effective mitigation measures against distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks, they remain at the top of the list of security measures that organisations have said they plan to employ against DDoS attacks.
This was a noteworthy finding from the annual 2018 NETSCOUT Arbor Worldwide Infrastructure Security Report (WISR), the company’s annual survey of security professionals in both the service provider and enterprise segments. The 13th annual report was released earlier this year.
Bryan Hamman, territory manager for sub-Saharan Africa at NETSCOUT Arbor, which specialises in advanced DDoS protection solutions, explains, “This was a discouraging finding when the findings of the report were analysed. Quite simply, DDoS attacks are a different kind of data breach, with the motive behind the attack embedded in the actual name: denial of service.
“The 2018 WISR found that among service providers, firewalls were the second most reported DDoS mitigation option, while on the enterprise side, they were the first choice of 82 percent of respondents. In essence, some of the most popular DDoS mitigation measures are actually the least effective. This is outlined by the fact that almost half Click here to read entire article
Source:: IT News Africa