When ‘average’ becomes a problem

July 21, 2015 Arbor Networks

When you think of the word ‘average,’ a few thoughts usually come to mind:

  • Run of the mill
  • Typical
  • Mediocre
  • Common

Average DDoS attack sizes are creeping up and up and up. It’s now common to see attacks in the 2-10GB/sec range and it’s even typical to see spikes in the 50-100Gb/sec range. This is all according to Arbor’s just-released ATLAS DDoS attack data for the 2nd quarter.

ATLAS data shows the growth in DDoS attack size is not only at the very high end, but across the 284,000 attacks we see per month (the 2014 average). While the very large attacks are what make headlines, average attacks are approaching 1Gbps and rapidly becoming a real problem for more and more enterprises.

For other statistics and key findings into how DDoS attacks are trending, download the full presentation on SlideShare:

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