While much of the focus in the security market centers on newer threats from emerging technologies such as cloud, mobility, and targeted malware, a decade-old issue is seeing renewed attention in recent months. In 2013, IDC saw a sharp increase in distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks in terms of frequency, bandwidth volume, and application orientation. With attacks on the rise, organizations need to be aware of, and protect their infrastructure from, the advanced methods used by today's attackers. According to IDC, the worldwide market for DDoS protection solutions will grow by a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 18.2% from 2012 through 2017 and reach $870 million. Based on findings from a recent end-user survey, IDC expects that demand for fully managed DDoS solutions will increase roughly 24% in the next year.
This Technology Spotlight explores the trends affecting DDoS security and discusses the role that Neustar plays in the increasingly important market for DDoS mitigation solutions.