How to Choose the Right DDoS Protection Solution

Pankaj Gupta, Senior Director at Citrix, outlines how distributed denial of service attacks have become increasingly sophisticated, bigger and economically motivated.

Pankaj Gupta

Pankaj Gupta, Senior Director at Citrix

Distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks have become increasingly sophisticated, bigger, and economically motivated. Even after 25 years, they still pose a huge security risk for every business. This is in large part because DDoS attacks are relatively easy and cheap to launch. A case in point: Bad actors launched the largest DDoS attack of all time in September 2021, demonstrating the continued viability of DDoS attacks for unscrupulous parties who have something to gain from them.

DDoS attacks are at the forefront of the war on digital businesses, and no company or industry is safe. DDoS attacks aim to overload (or exhaust) a business’s digital resources and prevent them from performing normally. At worst, the massive influx of traffic will cause web servers to crash. DDoS attacks can also be a smokescreen for data breaches, attempting to draw IT’s attention to the DDoS attacks rather than the data breach. Ransom DDoS attacks — where bad actors demand payment to prevent

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