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Toolkits, Apps and Services Used Today To Launch DDoS Attacks

This whitepaper is for security and networking professionals charged with protecting their networks against the debilitating effects of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks.

In this paper, we define and classify current DDoS threats and outline, with examples, the toolkits, apps and services used to perpetrate them, with details about how our solution provides a defense.

DDoS attacks continue to grow in size and frequency. According to a recent report published by Akamai, there was a 71% increase in the total number of DDoS attacks between 2015 and 2016.

If DDoS attacks have not yet reached your business’ online borders, it likely will not be long until they do. Every Internet site and service is at risk — whether by prank, hacktivism, revenge, or cyber crime and cyber espionage. And half of DDoS targets are also victims of “smokescreening” where the DDoS attack is a diversion to steal money, customer data or intellectual property.

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