The Burgeoning Market for DDoS Mitigation 
Growth of DDoS Attacks Drive Need to Mitigate Risk 
Chris Rodriguez, Senior Ind...
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Today’s Presenter 
Chris Rodriguez, Senior Industry Analyst 
Frost & Sullivan 
Follow me on: 
@CRodriguezS20 
http://ww...
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Focus Points 
For today’s discussion: 
• DDoS Market Drivers 
• DDoS Mitigation Options 
• Customer Considerations 
• S...
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Poll Question 
How would you rate the importance of DDoS mitigation solutions? 
• Unnecessary 
• Optional 
• Necessary ...
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DDoS Then… 
• Fewer attackers 
• Motivated by ideological 
differences 
• Used against large 
organizations 
• In 2005 ...
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DDoS Now 
• Well organized attackers 
• Wide range of motivations 
• DDoS attacks used to harass, 
embarrass, and sabot...
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Need to Mitigate Business Risk is Driving Growth in the 
Market 
• Business risk concerns of lost customers, sales, and...
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Driver: DDoS Attacks are More Frequent 
• Businesses reported 50% more attacks in 2013 compared to 
2012* 
• Businesses...
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Driver: Increased Scale of DDoS Attacks 
• DDoS attacks are reaching 300 and 400 Gbps of peak attack traffic rates* 
• ...
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Driver: Increased Scale of DDoS Attacks (continued) 
• Researchers have identified growth in the average attack size a...
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Driver: DDoS Attacks are More Sophisticated 
• Attackers have started to target application layer protocols and 
servi...
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Options for DDoS Mitigation 
Source: Analysis of the Global Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) Market, Frost & Sulli...
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Considerations of DDoS Mitigation Appliances 
• A DDoS mitigation appliance offers some benefits 
• Provide a means to...
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Advantages of DDoS Mitigation Services 
• A DDoS mitigation service offers some benefits 
• Offer significant scalabil...
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Importance of Hybrid DDoS Mitigation 
• A hybrid solution is the only effective way to address volumetric 
and applica...
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Strategic Recommendations 
In conclusion, DDoS customers: 
• Require more options to find the right balance of securit...
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Strategic Recommendations (continued) 
DDoS vendors should: 
• Develop deep technology partnerships that provide value...
Questions & Answers
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Next Steps 
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Uncover the Burgeoning Market for DDoS Mitigation

  1. 1. The Burgeoning Market for DDoS Mitigation Growth of DDoS Attacks Drive Need to Mitigate Risk Chris Rodriguez, Senior Industry Analyst Network Security August 27, 2014 © 2014 Frost & Sullivan. All rights reserved. This document contains highly confidential information and is the sole property of Frost & Sullivan. No part of it may be circulated, quoted, copied or otherwise reproduced without the written approval of Frost & Sullivan.
  2. 2. 2 Today’s Presenter Chris Rodriguez, Senior Industry Analyst Frost & Sullivan Follow me on: @CRodriguezS20 http://www.frost.com/chrisrodriguez www.linkedin.com/pub/chris-rodriguez/20/46b/309/ •Seven years of industry analyst experience in the information and communication technologies (ICT) sector, specializing in the areas of: Next generation firewall (NGFW), unified threat management (UTM), intrusion prevention systems (IPS), Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) mitigation, and Web application firewall (WAF)
  3. 3. 3 Focus Points For today’s discussion: • DDoS Market Drivers • DDoS Mitigation Options • Customer Considerations • Strategic Recommendations • Q&A
  4. 4. 4 Poll Question How would you rate the importance of DDoS mitigation solutions? • Unnecessary • Optional • Necessary • Critical
  5. 5. 5 DDoS Then… • Fewer attackers • Motivated by ideological differences • Used against large organizations • In 2005 the largest observed DDoS attacks were 9 Gbps • Purely an availability and user experience concern
  6. 6. 6 DDoS Now • Well organized attackers • Wide range of motivations • DDoS attacks used to harass, embarrass, and sabotage organizations of all sizes • Attacks grew to 100 Gbps by 2010. • The 2013 Spamhaus attacks reached rates of 300 Gbps • By 2014, DDoS attacks reached up to 400 Gbps • Includes risk of data theft and network intrusion
  7. 7. 7 Need to Mitigate Business Risk is Driving Growth in the Market • Business risk concerns of lost customers, sales, and reputation is primarily driving growth in the market Source: Analysis of the Global Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) Market, Frost & Sullivan, July 2014
  8. 8. 8 Driver: DDoS Attacks are More Frequent • Businesses reported 50% more attacks in 2013 compared to 2012* • Businesses reported a 23% increase between the third and fourth quarters of 2013 • DDoS attacks have become daily occurrences - some research labs identify thousands of attacks per day *Source: Akamai State of the Internet Q4 2013 Report, Akamai, 2013.
  9. 9. 9 Driver: Increased Scale of DDoS Attacks • DDoS attacks are reaching 300 and 400 Gbps of peak attack traffic rates* • Massive volumetric attacks utilize amplification and reflection methods *Source: Arbor Networks Worldwide Infrastructure Security Report
  10. 10. 10 Driver: Increased Scale of DDoS Attacks (continued) • Researchers have identified growth in the average attack size as well* *Source: Verizon 2014 Data Breach Investigations Report.
  11. 11. 11 Driver: DDoS Attacks are More Sophisticated • Attackers have started to target application layer protocols and services • Operation Ababil sent HTTP “GET” method requests for large PDF files to exhaust server resources with few requests • Additionally, blended attacks combine massive volumetric attacks to fill the “pipes” with application-layer attacks to exhaust the server resources
  12. 12. 12 Options for DDoS Mitigation Source: Analysis of the Global Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) Market, Frost & Sullivan, July 2014
  13. 13. 13 Considerations of DDoS Mitigation Appliances • A DDoS mitigation appliance offers some benefits • Provide a means to detect application layer attacks more accurately • Allow customer to own the solution • However, DDoS mitigation appliances can be expensive capital investments • DDoS mitigation appliances can be overwhelmed by very large scale volumetric attacks
  14. 14. 14 Advantages of DDoS Mitigation Services • A DDoS mitigation service offers some benefits • Offer significant scalability for defense against very large volumetric attacks • Provide a manageable operational expense instead of a large capital investment • Can be easy to deploy • However, DDoS mitigation services are less effective at detecting stealthy application layer attacks • Mitigation services may require customers to route all network traffic to the cloud which many businesses may not want to do
  15. 15. 15 Importance of Hybrid DDoS Mitigation • A hybrid solution is the only effective way to address volumetric and application layer attacks Source: Juniper Networks
  16. 16. 16 Strategic Recommendations In conclusion, DDoS customers: • Require more options to find the right balance of security and availability and cost • Should seriously consider a hybrid solution to mitigate DDoS risk • Should consider vendors that can also offer and integrate with Web application firewalls (WAF) and other network and security systems • Should measure DDoS risk in terms of dollars • Should begin to consider DDoS risk as a threat to data integrity and confidentiality
  17. 17. 17 Strategic Recommendations (continued) DDoS vendors should: • Develop deep technology partnerships that provide value for customers • Focus on improving cost of ownership for DDoS mitigation solutions • Develop close relationships with companies that can offer DDoS as a service • Integrate with related technologies such as switches, WAF solutions, and firewalls to improve scalability and effectiveness
  18. 18. Questions & Answers
  19. 19. 19 Next Steps Develop Your Visionary and Innovative Skills Growth Partnership Service Share your growth thought leadership and ideas or join our GIL Global Community Join our GIL Community Newsletter Keep abreast of innovative growth opportunities Phone: 1-877-GOFROST (463-7678) Email: myfrost@frost.com
  20. 20. 20 Your Feedback is Important to Us What would you like to see from Frost & Sullivan? Growth Forecasts? Competitive Structure? Emerging Trends? Strategic Recommendations? Other? Please inform us by “Rating” this presentation.
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  22. 22. 22 For Additional Information Clarissa Castaneda Corporate Communications Information & Communication Technologies (210) 477-8481 Clarissa.Castaneda@frost.com Michael Suby Vice President of Research Stratecast 720-344-4860 Mike.Suby@frost.com Chris Rodriguez Senior Industry Analyst Information & Communication Technologies (210) 348-1000 Chris.Rodriguez@frost.com Craig Hays Sales Manager Information & Communication Technologies (210) 247-2460 Craig.Hays@frost.com

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