A hacker’s mainstay for years, the Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack shows no sign of going away anytime soon. In fact, they are becoming larger, more sophisticated, and more disruptive than ever. Since September 2012, several US financial institutions have found themselves under almost constant attack. As a result of these attacks, and the publicity they’ve generated, interest in DDoS security solutions is rising. As IT leaders evaluate their options, they are finding themselves confronted with a choice: should they implement an on-premise Do It Yourself (DIY) solution, or choose a cloud-based solution?

Read our white paper from the analysts at Nemertes Research for a comparison of DIY and Cloud-based options available to help defend against DDoS attacks.

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DDoS attacks and DDoS defense are here to stay. Attacks are on the rise, with serious implications for any enterprise or entity connected to the Internet. The sophistication of the attacks evolves continually, and the thousands of botnets now in existence comprise millions of zombie systems. The intensity, scale, and scope of attacks can overwhelm and disable any size Web presence; no company or government is immune. The primary choice is whether to implement an on--‐premises DDoS defense (DIY) or to enroll in a cloud--‐based DDoS service.