Despite increased spend, why doesn’t DDoS mitigation always work?

New research suggests that spending to mitigate against DDoS attacks is up, so why are those organisations still falling victim?

The ‘DDoS 2017 Report: Dangerous Overconfidence’, published today by CDNetworks, reveals that spending on DDoS mitigation in the UK has increased over the last year. Indeed, it says that the average annual spend is now £24,200 and 20 percent of businesses are investing more than £40,000 per year.

While 83 percent of businesses were confident of their resilience against the business continuity threat, despite the greater investment more than half (54 percent) still ended up victims of a successful DDoS attack during the last 12 months that took their website, network or online app down.

SC Media UK put the ‘why does DDoS mitigation fail’ question to several vendors providing this type of service.

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