Choosing a Provider for DDoS Defense

  • DDoS attacks aren’t new, but they are destructive and diversionary.

  • Explore 7 questions to help you develop a defense and choose a provider in AT&T’s white paper.

While Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks aren’t new, they are still a destructive “go to” tool for many cyber criminals.

In addition to flooding your servers with even more traffic than before, and frustrating your customers trying to access them, these organized attacks are now being used as a diversionary tactic, an effective smoke screen for more sinister activity. As your IT staff is busy fighting off a DDoS event, cyber thieves may be taking advantage of their shift in focus to break in and steal sensitive data.

As the level of risk rises for DDoS defense, the cost and complexity of mitigating attacks can rise, as well, overwhelming your staff as they try to stay up to date with the latest threats. If this is the case for your organization, it may be time to rethink your do-it-yourself approach to DDoS protection. But, you may not know where to start.

“Choosing a Provider for DDoS Defense” can help you assess the differences between the DDoS protection services offered today. It includes seven qualifying questions to ask potential providers to help you understand:

  • The difference between Tier 1, Tier 2 and Tier 3 providers and why it matters
  • The critical role peering capacity plays in mitigating large DDoS attacks
  • The essential elements of a DDoS attack response
  • How cleaned traffic can still be vulnerable

I encourage you to keep these questions in mind as you explore your options, because your first line of DDoS defense can be choosing the right provider.

Charlie Barker Value Marketing Director AT&T About Charlie