Ahmad Nassiri
March 18, 2020

About Ahmad Nassiri

Ahmad Nassiri is the Security Solutions Architect for A10 Networks' eastern region. Mr. Nassiri is responsible for supporting pre-sales efforts of A10 Networks' security solutions portfolio. Mr. Nassiri is also focused on providing visibility to market, trends and developments within the security field to help A10 Networks expand its security solutions offering. Before joining A10 Networks, Mr. Nassiri was a Systems Engineer at Arbor Networks, focusing on network security and monitoring solutions for global networks. In this role, Mr. Nassiri assisted with the pre- and post-sales engineering support to Arbor's Service Provider-focused account teams. Mr. Nassiri has also held Sales/Systems Security Engineering roles with Verisign's Network Intelligence and Availability (NIA) division. During his tenure, he was focused on security intelligence, cloud-based DDoS protection, and Managed DNS services. Earlier, Mr. Nassiri held numerous security and engineering roles with BT Global Services. Mr. Nassiri holds a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology degree from the University of Massachusetts in Lowell.

Recent posts by the Author

March 18, 2020

What You Need to Know About DDoS Weapons Used in DDoS Attacks

A DDoS attack can bring down almost any website or online service. The premise is simple: using an infected botnet to target and overwhelm vulnerable servers with massive traffic. Twenty years after its introduction, DDoS remains as effective as ever—and continues to grow in frequency, intensity, and sophistication. That makes DDoS protection a top cybersecurity…

September 16, 2019

DDoS Scrubbing and Intelligent Automation Generates Profit

In 2018, the GitHub DDoS attack made headlines with record-breaking traffic clocking in at 1.35 terabits per second, or 129.6 million packets per second. That record was short-lived. In the first month of 2019, Imperva reported a DDoS attack of 500 million packets per second. With this in mind, it’s easy to see why global…

June 24, 2019

This Is How Much Time and Money a DDoS Attack Will Cost You

This Is How Much Time and Money a DDoS Attack Will Cost You You don’t have to look at any statistics to know that DDoS attacks aren’t just inconvenient. They can also cost your organization valuable time and money. But just how much time and money? That’s what we’re here to show you with help…

June 6, 2019

Top Seven DDoS Protection Challenges

Although there are now more DDoS protection solutions available than ever before, companies still tend to face a few major hurdles with DDoS defense. From attack complexity to a lack of granular control, the challenges that organizations are up against are as varied as they are difficult. Here, we’ll look at the top-seven DDoS protection…

May 30, 2019

Why DDoS Attackers Love Companies with Multiple Data Centers

In the eyes of DDoS attackers, the more data centers a company has, the more of a gold mine it is: In the 2018 IDG DDoS Report, we found that companies with multiple data centers experience larger and more frequent attacks than those with fewer data centers. But why are data centers such optimal targets…

May 23, 2019

Why Half of Companies Are Raising Their DDoS Defense Budgets

DDoS attacks are only becoming more destructive, and companies know it: That’s why one-half (49 percent) of the 200+ respondents in the 2018 IDG DDoS Report anticipate their organizations’ DDoS defense budgets to increase. But why are so many companies willing to invest precious resources on DDoS defense? Let me explain. Just How Much Are…

May 8, 2019

DDoS Attacks Against CSPs: What You Need to Know

We've all seen the news stories detailing DDoS attacks against banks, consumer retailers and media publications. However, 85 percent of communication service providers (CSPs) report that DDoS attacks against their organization are either increasing or maintaining their pace. Ponemon Institute published a report in March 2019, “The State of DDoS Attacks Against Communication Service Providers,”…

March 1, 2019

IoT and DDoS Attacks: A Match Made in Heaven

By 2020, Gartner predicts the total number of IoT devices will reach 20.4 billion. At the same time, DDoS attacks are on the rise, with Cisco estimating that the number of DDoS attacks exceeding 1 gigabit of traffic per second will soar to 3.1 million by 2021. This is no coincidence: IoT devices are a…

February 19, 2019

The State of DDoS Attacks: The Best Offense is a Strong Defense

A new version of the State of DDoS Weapons Report has been published. Learn more about the new report here. (Archived) While DDoS attacks are becoming more frequent, severe and advanced than ever before, attackers are still leveraging the same weapons to launch them. This means that organizations have the unique opportunity to focus less…

May 21, 2017

How the Best Communication Service Providers Thwart DDoS Attacks

We’ve already established that communication service providers (CSPs) are highly vulnerable to DDoS attacks. In our previous post, we learned that 85 percent of CSPs say DDoS attacks against their organization are either increasing or maintaining their pace. But what can CSPs do to protect themselves against the relentless waves of DDoS attacks they face?…