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GigaOm Radar for Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) Protectionv3.0

Table of Contents

  1. Summary
  2. Market Categories (by Risk Factor) and Deployment Types
  3. Key Criteria Comparison
  4. GigaOm Radar
  5. Vendor Insights
  6. Analyst’s Take
  7. About Chris Ray

1. Summary

According to the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks are a common threat to organizations. DDoS attacks primarily target public internet facing websites and services, and CISA reports that DDoS attacks increased by 50% in the first quarter of 2020 compared to the same period in the previous year.

DDoS attacks can have a significant impact on businesses. In addition to disrupting critical operations and causing downtime, these attacks can damage an organization’s brand image, diminish customer trust, and result in lost revenue. Moreover, with the increasing reliance on online platforms for conducting business transactions, it has become more important than ever for organizations to implement robust DDoS protection. This protection involves deploying specialized hardware or software solutions that can detect and mitigate the impact of large-scale attacks from the internet.

DDoS protection solutions help businesses ensure that their websites remain available to legitimate users and operations remain secure and reliable, even during an attack. By investing in this technology, businesses can safeguard their operations and reputation while providing uninterrupted services to their customers. DDoS protection solutions are especially critical for industries such as finance, healthcare, and e-commerce, where any disruption in service could have far-reaching consequences.

This is our third year evaluating the DDoS protection space in the context of our Key Criteria and Radar reports. All solutions included in this Radar report meet the following table stakes—capabilities widely adopted and well implemented in the sector:

  • Mitigation of Layer 3, 4, and 7 attacks
  • Request rate limiting
  • IP reputation list support
  • Globally distributed protection network
  • Geolocation filtering
  • 24×7 response capability

This GigaOm Radar report highlights key DDoS protection vendors and equips IT decision-makers with the information needed to select the best fit for their business and use case requirements. In the corresponding GigaOm report “Key Criteria for Evaluating DDoS protection Solutions,” we describe in more detail the capabilities and metrics that are used to evaluate vendors in this market.

How to Read this Report

This GigaOm report is one of a series of documents that helps IT organizations assess competing solutions in the context of well-defined features and criteria. For a fuller understanding, consider reviewing the following reports:

Key Criteria report: A detailed market sector analysis that assesses the impact that key product features and criteria have on top-line solution characteristics—such as scalability, performance, and TCO—that drive purchase decisions.

GigaOm Radar report: A forward-looking analysis that plots the relative value and progression of vendor solutions along multiple axes based on strategy and execution. The Radar report includes a breakdown of each vendor’s offering in the sector.