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159 DDoS Events in 2014 exceeded 100 Gbps

DDoS attacks have also grown in terms of the attack bandwidth volume in recent years. The Arbor report found that the largest DDoS attack in 2014 reached a peak of 400G bps. In contrast, the largest attack in 2004 was only 8G bps. Large-bandwidth attacks are also becoming more common, with Arbor Networks reporting that 159 DDoS events in 2014 exceeded 100G bps.

Organizations typically leverage firewall technology to help mitigate security risks; however, the Arbor report found that one-third of organizations had firewalls that failed due to a DDoS incident. Unfortunately, many organizations are still using firewalls and intrusion prevention systems (IPSes) to defend against DDoS attacks.

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DDoS Attack Volume on the Rise

Sean Michael Kerner is a senior editor at InternetNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @TechJournalist.