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Have you ever tried to buy tickets for a big event or concert and the seller’s website collapsed under the stress of thousands of people all trying to do the same thing at the same time?

The ticket site fails – usually temporarily – because the server is overloaded with traffic it doesn’t have the capacity for. Distributed Denial of Service attacks – DDoS, for short – exploit the same principle. DDoS attacks flood a business with internet traffic to overwhelm the system and force it to fail, resulting in downtime that can be costly.

The average DDoS attack lasted 50 minutes last year, and the biggest ever reported DDoS attack sent 71 million requests per second to its target’s servers. Moreover, criminals are demanding huge ransoms to stop the attacks.

Are you vulnerable to such attacks? It’s important to check your security measures to make sure they are up-to-date and working as they should be. Ensure your firewalls have DDoS monitoring and prevention tools set up, and that your team is fully aware of the importance of staying vigilant.

Don’t take chances with your business’s cybersecurity. We can help make sure your business stays protected. Contact us today to learn more.


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