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Gartner® Hype Cycle™ Workload and Network Security

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Gartner® Hype Cycle Workload and Network Security

A10 Networks is listed as a Sample Vendor in the July 2022 Gartner Hype Cycle for Workload and Network Security report.
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Definition

"DDoS mitigation includes vendors that detect and mitigate DDoS attacks. It includes specialty vendors, whose primary focus is DDoS mitigation, as well as vendors that offer DDoS mitigation as a feature of other services. These include dedicated, appliance-based vendors, communications service providers (CSPs), content delivery network (CDN) vendors, hosting providers and leading infrastructure as a service (IaaS) vendor that include DDoS mitigation among their offerings."

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Why This Is Important

"Any website can be targeted by DDoS attackers. Attackers will sometimes target non-web resources (such as firewalls) to disrupt user access to the internet. DDoS mitigation services are highly effective in mitigating these attacks and will prevent the website from going down or restore access based on the type of service, even during a large-scale attack. Enterprises that lack DDoS mitigation services could face an extended outage and could incur heavy financial losses in the event of an attack."

 

Business Impact

"Most enterprises fall into one of two risk categories for DDoS attacks:

  • High-risk enterprises are targeted on a daily (or near-daily) basis. Sometimes, the attacks are sophisticated, which requires these enterprises to invest in best-in-class DDoS mitigation services.
  • Low-risk enterprises are attacked intermittently, possibly every 12 to 18 months. These attacks are typically smaller in volume and can be mitigated by commodity-class DDoS mitigation services."

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