Cloudflare Suppresses Largest DDoS Attack Ever Reported

With an ever-increasing reliance on and demand for online services, every business must be online in today’s digital age to survive. Whether for internal corporate use or for providing customers with a service, the risks of an attack are great, great enough to bring your entire business to its knees, causing irreparable damage to your reputation and customer base. Cloudflare to the rescue.

Cloudflare has recently pulled off nothing short of a security wonder – automatically detecting and mitigating possibly the largest ever Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack. What is a DDoS attack? Simply put, it is a malicious attempt by hackers to disrupt the typical traffic received by a server, service, or network. An overwhelming amount of traffic is sent to this target to flood it with internet traffic.

Through their autonomous edge DDoS protection, Cloudflare managed to suppress an unprecedented DDoS attack, with 330 million total requests, peaking at 17.2 million requests-per-second (rps).

Source Cloudflare

In terms of internet traffic, with a typical 800-1000 requests per second…that’s huge! However, thanks to the reliability of their global scale network, Cloudflare not only managed to mitigate this attack, but did so without requiring any manual intervention by their security engineers and without degrading performance.

That’s big! But does size really matter?

Although DDoS attacks are increasing in power, a business does not need to experience a large-scale attack as the one above. According to Cisco’s Internet Report the average DDoS attack size is a 1 Gbps attack that is more than enough to take most organisations completely offline. If you believe that your business is too small to suffer an attack, think again! Small businesses are typically the preferred targets due to the lack of defences in place. Numbers show that cyber criminals target up to 43% of their attacks on small business, with only 14% of businesses prepared to take precautions. With an average cost of an attack on a business of over €150,000, 60% of businesses that have been a victim, close shop within 6 months.

Following Veracloud’s partnership with Cloudflare, we assist companies in creating a trustworthy digital environment to bring the level of security required by all businesses, small or large. Protect your online assets today before it’s too late. Reach out now and learn how Veracloud can assist your company with securing your online business presence!

Veracloud Partners with Cloudflare

Protect your online business with Cloudflare

We’ve all heard the sayings “If your business is not on the Internet, then your business will be out of business” or “If your business is not online, it doesn’t exist”. With Internet search engines becoming the digital yellow pages of recent times, a company’s online presence has become paramount. The benefits from having even a basic website are countless – credibility, brand, generating leads, driving traffic to your website, issuing company announcements, customer services, 24x7x365 visibility, to mention a few.

The downside to this is that if you’re online, your website, and ultimately your business, is also exposed. With cyberthreats evolving and becoming increasingly complex, every business needs to provide safeguards across all its digital layers. Cyber criminals have quickly adapted to exploit our fears around the pandemic abusing the demand people have for information and supplies. The latest report on the Threat Landscape places web-based and web application attacks as highly preferred exploit methods for threat actors. Protecting your Internet presence has become fundamental.

Cloudflare to the rescue!

Veracloud has partnered with Cloudflare to assist companies in creating a trustworthy digital environment for businesses, their employees, and customers alike. Achieving this is possible with Cloudflare’s extensive list of products and solutions. Whether you want to protect your infrastructure, your teams, developers or simply want insights and analytics into your online resources, Cloudflare will deliver. In recognition of this, Cloudflare has been named leader for DDoS Mitigation Solutions across 11 significant providers and also the Customers’ Choice in Q1 2021 for Web Application Firewalls.

Partnering with Cloudflare has been a strategic move that complements Veracloud’s cloud-based products and services. This will enhance the company’s security portfolio by providing businesses, their websites and online services the required security. Reach out now and learn how Veracloud can assist your company with securing your online business presence!

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