The cost per minute of network downtime due to a DDoS attack ranges from $ 1,000 to $ 5,000, that is, from $ 60,000 to $ 300,000 for every hour offline.
The so-called Denial of Services aims to saturate access to a network as much as possible, through an excess of requests to applications such as the website, the mail server and DNS, with the purpose of making it inaccessible to legitimate users, either to request “Rescue” the company attacked or with the purpose of affecting its image, reputation and position in the market due to the loss of customers.
The hackers have been perfecting their strategies to undermine companies and their attacks are increasingly sophisticated, in order to get money in return. According to a NETSCOUT Arbor 2 study , the cost per minute of network downtime due to a DDoS attack ranges from $ 1,000 to $ 5,000, or $ 60,000 to $ 300,000 for every hour offline.
Only in October 2017, reported this same company, there were about 4 thousand Denial of Service attacks in Mexico, many of which were highly pernicious, through saturation of the companies’ bandwidth.
Therefore, the infrastructure must change to prevent any malware, review encrypted traffic and integrate the cloud.
An interesting proposal is that of Cisco 3 , which has a fundamental tool to face DDoS attacks.
– NGFW Cisco Firepower . Block more threats and quickly mitigate those that break through your defenses with the industry’s first threat-focused NGFW. Hardware and software options combine proven network firewall with Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) and advanced next-generation malware protection.