DDoS Attacks Now a Threat to Interior Network Applications (NSS Labs)


NSS Labs recently released its distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) prevention solutions Security Value Map (SVM) and Comparative Report series, evaluating six leading DDoS prevention solutions for security effectiveness, performance, and total cost of ownership (TCO). NSS research indicates the DDoS prevention solution market is $481 million with a 13% CAGR.

This is the first public Group Test for DDoS prevention solutions, focusing on volumetric, protocol and application DDoS attacks. DDoS attacks continue to grow in prevalence and have become a key pain point for security professionals. Historically, DDoS protection meant protecting an enterprise’s internet presence. In the constantly evolving battle with cyber criminals, DDoS attacks are now targeting applications inside the networks of enterprise organizations. And while average protection against volumetric and protocol attacks ranged were 94.4% and 95.1% respectively, the average protection against application attacks was only 80%.