Organizations are adopting cloud-based DDoS defences and substituting them for their old, premise-based DDoS appliances. Nonetheless, there are still a number of reasons why you might want to keep that DDoS appliance around.
According to Verisign Distributed Denial of Service Trends of January – March, Q1 2018, the number of attacks has increased 53% when compared to Q4 2017
Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks has entered the 1 Tbps DDoS attack era. However, research shows that DDoS attacks are not just getting bigger; they’re also getting more sophisticated.
Verisign observed a 25 percent decrease in the number of DDoS attacks in Q4 2017 compared to Q3 2017 and an 850 percent increase in the average of attack peak sizes.
A Memcached amplified attack makes use of legitimate third party Memcached servers to send spoofed attack traffic to a targeted victim.