68% of Companies are More Vulnerable to DDoS Than They Think

Web Security
According to Digital Attack Map, more than 2000 daily DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attacks are observed worldwide by Arbor Networks.
In the world of cybersecurity, a concerning trend has emerged: many organizations are more exposed to the devastating effects of DDoS attacks than they realize. According to a recent report by security firm Red Button, a staggering 68% of companies have severe or critical vulnerabilities in their DDoS protection, leaving them highly vulnerable to such attacks.
DDoS Resiliency Score
The DDoS Resiliency Score (DRS), developed by Red Button, provides an objective framework for quantifying an organization’s ability to withstand DDoS attacks. This score defines seven ascending levels of attack sophistication, each introducing additional vectors and traffic volumes. However, the report reveals that the average DRS score among the companies tested was only around 3.0, while the recommended score to adequately withstand known DDoS threats is between 4.5 and 5.0.
“The problem is that most companies are completely unaware of how much protection they need and how protected they actually are,” said Israel Solomon, Director of Customer Security Services at Red Button. “That’s why they are so often truly surprised by the results of initial DDoS attack simulations.”
To help mitigate these attacks and ensure uninterrupted service, Dataplugs offers two DDoS protection solutions: Always-On and On-Demand.
Anti-DDoS Protection Service
Dataplugs’ Always-On DDoS Protection Solution (for 5 IP Addresses) routes all website traffic through the DDoS mitigation center on a 24/7 basis, even when there is no active attack. It provides continuous monitoring and filtering of network traffic to detect and mitigate any potential DDoS attacks in real time, ensuring zero downtime for the website. This solution is recommended for clients with zero tolerance for downtime, keeping their online services available to legitimate users at all times.
Dataplugs’ On-Demand DDoS Protection Solution (for 256 IP Addresses) monitors website traffic 24/7 to detect signs of a DDoS attack. When an attack is detected, the DDoS protection service automatically activates and begins filtering out malicious traffic, allowing legitimate traffic to continue reaching the website or online service. After the attack is over, the system automatically restores the original network settings.
Both solutions offer mitigation capacity of up to 100Gbps, legitimate bandwidth of up to 100Mbps, automatic filtering, zero downtime during attacks, and 24/7 technical support. By leveraging these anti-DDoS protection services, businesses can safeguard their online resources and ensure uninterrupted service, even in the face of the most sophisticated DDoS attacks.
The report’s call to action is clear – organizations must take immediate steps to accurately assess their DDoS security posture and implement robust mitigation strategies to protect themselves from the growing threat of these disruptive attacks. Failure to do so could have dire consequences for businesses of all sizes and across all industries.