"DDoS attacks have become one of the most common triggers of data center outages, causing 18% of those experienced at the 67 U.S. data centers that participated in the study...but it's unusual for a data center to be the real target of an attack--it's more often a case of collateral damage."
What is DDOS? It stands for Distributed Denial of Service. It's one of the most important and common cyber attacks -- the attacker overloads or "floods" the target Web site with thousands of requests at the same time to shut it down. To learn about the DDOS program, DDOS protect options and how to stop DDOS attacks, read below.
Saturday, December 7, 2013
How Much Does a DDOS Attack Cost a Data Center?
"DDoS-spurred outages cost an average of $822,000 to mitigate, second only to the $959,000 it cost to fix outages caused by IT equipment failure. By comparison, outages caused by accidental human errors -- one of the most common triggers -- cost companies an average of $380,000," InformationWeek 12/13.
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