In our line of business, it’s nearly impossible to make it through a work day without reading an article about how IT spending on cloud is accelerating or how more workloads are being moved to cloud environments. We all know how great cloud is and the benefits it can bring to a business, but contrary to popular belief, it’s not always the sole answer. In some cases, including colocation is necessary to ensure the best business outcomes for your customers.
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The rise of IoT devices has made life more convenient for consumers, but has also made the internet more dangerous for businesses. Just recently, a massive DDoS attack knocked some of the world’s most prominently visited websites offline, including Twitter, Netflix, Reddit, and Amazon. The culprit? A botnet comprised of internet-connected consumer devices like cameras, DVRs, and automated thermostats.
The American public’s awareness of DDoS attacks dramatically exploded this past week to a reality that is affecting their personal, everyday lives. Previous attacks – like the DDoS attack on the NSA – garnered media coverage and brought the effects of DDoS into the periphery of everyday citizens.
Massive DDoS attacks have become too common in today’s internet landscape. Just the other week, some of world’s most trafficked websites, including Twitter, Amazon, Reddit, and Netflix, were crippled by a heinous assault on their DNS provider. Three separate influxes of traffic were sent from thousands of connected devices, causing performance issues and outages throughout the day.
With the increasing rate of DDoS attacks, now is an opportune time to speak with your customers and identify the right network-based security protocols and solutions needed to protect their business. Download our overview of DDoS to learn its implications, how to prevent attacks and qualifying questions to ask your customers.
As you saw in the other week, no company is too large to fall victim to a cyber-attack. Because threats continue to grow in frequency, magnitude, and complexity, organizations of all sizes need a security solution that constantly improves itself to combat advanced attacks. Level 3’s Adaptive Network Security (ANS) effectively does this, even if a business is receiving network solutions from another provider.
Southwest Airlines suffered an outage in July, grounding its fleet nationwide and cancelling more than 2,300 flights. The culprit was determined to be a lone router at Southwest’s Love Field data center, causing an estimated $54mm outage cost to the company according to The Dallas Morning News.