5 Questions to Ask When Choosing a DDoS Protection Vendor
The cyber threat landscape has shifted drastically since the start of the pandemic. As leaders suddenly found themselves at the helm of a dispersed workforce – and distracted by the implications of this massive change – cybercriminals saw the perfect opportunity to attack. Since the start of the pandemic alone, there’s been a 600% increase in cybercrimes.
One of the kinds of attacks that have increased in size and frequency since the start of the pandemic is a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack. DDoS attacks aim to take victims offline by overwhelming their website or network with traffic spikes from bots. Any business online can fall victim to this type of attack and a DDoS attack costs businesses an average of $218,000.
How to mitigate a DDoS attack
Using a DDoS protection solution or a few different solutions can help you keep your business protected. But there are a lot of options out there. There isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution to the DDoS problem. Part of knowing what solution best suits your business is asking the right questions.
Our latest eBook, 5 Questions to Ask When Choosing a DDoS Protection Vendor, explores the five essential questions you need answers to before choosing the right solution for your business.
- The risks associated with DDoS attacks. Every business online is at risk, but what could you lose if you do fall victim to a DDoS attack?
- The types of attacks your business could be targeted with. There are three main types of DDoS attacks that target different areas of your network. It’s imperative to learn how you can be attacked before learning how to protect yourself.
- The type of DDoS protection solutions suited to your business. Several options for DDoS protection exist. Depending on your business, the right solution will be different.
- What a DDoS protection solution might cost. There are different costs associated with different types of solutions. Figure out how much you may have to pay and what you are paying for.
Keep your business online in the face of an attack
Don’t leave the availability of your network and services up to fate. Download our eBook today to get a comprehensive look into what you need to know before investing in a DDoS protection provider.