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DDoS attacks up 350pc: Arbor

Dubai, November 3, 2013

Arbor Networks, a leading provider of DDoS and advanced threat protection solutions for enterprise and service provider networks, recorded 350 per cent growth in number of distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks over 20 Gb/sec for the first three quarters of this year.

The data showed that DDoS continues to be a global threat, with alarming increases in attack size this year, said a statement.

"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,” said Darren Anstee, solutions architect.

“In Q2, Atlas monitored 47Tb/sec of peak IPv4 traffic. In Q3, that number rose 46 per cent to 69Tb/sec. This is a significant portion of all Internet traffic, and provides Arbor researchers, customers with a truly unique view of the global attack landscape," he said.
About 54 per cent of attacks so far this year were over one Gb/sec, up from 33 per cent in 2012, while about 37 per cent of attacks so far this year were in the 2 to 10 Gb/sec range, up from 15 per cent last year and about 44 per cent attacks were over 10Gb/sec, to 4 per cent of all attacks.

An average DDoS attack this year stand at 2.64 Gb/sec, up 78 per cent from 2012

The Atlas Active Threat Level Analysis System is a collaborative effort with 275+ service providers who have agreed to share anonymous traffic and attack data on an hourly basis with Arbor's Security Engineering and Response Team (Asert). This data is collated along with information gathered by Arbor's global honeypot network, data from malware / attack tool research, and information from third-party security organizations.

Asert analyses all of this information and provides threat intelligence information back to the broader security community, and intelligence feeds which can be used within Arbor products to help protect our customers from the latest threats. - TradeArabia News Service

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