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Posts Tagged ‘DDoS’

  • Synthesis partners with Cloudflare

    April 7, 2019 • Company News, Enterprise IT, Southern AfricaComments Off on Synthesis partners with Cloudflare

    Synthesis Software Technologies (Synthesis) has announced a partnership with Internet performance and security company Cloudflare. Cloudflare runs one of the world’s largest networks, which powers more than ten trillion requests per month, accounting for...

  • Bots can skew your analytics… Is your data lying

    DDoS is the new spam…. here’s how to mitigate it

    January 23, 2019 • Features, SponsoredComments Off on DDoS is the new spam…. here’s how to mitigate it

    Always-on, always-connected apps can help power and transform your business – but for threat actors, they can also act as gateways to data beyond the protections of your firewalls. With most attacks happening at the application level, protecting the...

  • NETSCOUT report highlights rapid changes in DDoS threat landscape

    NETSCOUT report highlights rapid changes in DDoS threat landscape

    January 17, 2019 • Security, SponsoredComments Off on NETSCOUT report highlights rapid changes in DDoS threat landscape

    The findings of a new report from NETSCOUT have highlighted some key points around distributed denial of service (DDoS) activity worldwide during 2018. NETSCOUT’s Arbor Active Threat Level Analysis System (ATLAS) has actively monitored the global internet...

  • Old IoT vulnerabilities – a botnet gift that keeps on giving

    Old IoT vulnerabilities – a botnet gift that keeps on giving

    January 11, 2019 • Internet of Things, SecurityComments Off on Old IoT vulnerabilities – a botnet gift that keeps on giving

    The first thing anyone purchasing any device that connects to the Internet should do upon switching it on for the first time is to update it immediately. If you don’t, you risk having it hijacked by a botnet. So says Bryan Hamman, territory manager for...

  • The terabit era: get ready for bigger DDoS attacks

    The terabit era: get ready for bigger DDoS attacks

    December 9, 2018 • Security, Southern AfricaComments Off on The terabit era: get ready for bigger DDoS attacks

    When it comes to mitigating distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks, security professionals have long been concerned about the growing volume and frequency of such incidents. NETSCOUT Arbor, which specialises in advanced DDoS protection solutions, says...

  • Be cyber-savvy: Employees should not be secondary to technology

    The rise of multi-cloud brings challenges and benefits

    November 28, 2018 • Cloud ComputingComments Off on The rise of multi-cloud brings challenges and benefits

    The use of multi-cloud is significantly on the rise, bringing with it new challenges but, more importantly, considerable benefits.  Move over hybrid cloud; multi-cloud has arrived. This is according to Anton Jacobsz, managing director at leading value-added...

  • NETSCOUT report highlights rapid changes in DDoS threat landscape

    DDoS attacks demand different defense strategies

    October 31, 2018 • SecurityComments Off on DDoS attacks demand different defense strategies

    Despite the fact that firewalls, IPS and load balancers are some of the least effective mitigation measures against distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks, they remain at the top of the list of security measures that organisations have said they plan to...

  • Five steps to evaluating a DDoS managed service provider

    Five steps to evaluating a DDoS managed service provider

    October 30, 2018 • General, SecurityComments Off on Five steps to evaluating a DDoS managed service provider

    The news that the Southern African Department of Labour was recently able to foil a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack on one of its external facing servers in early September reminds us that businesses and governments must remain vigilant at all...

  • Learning from the days of ancient China - Arbor Networks reminds us that speed is of the essence in DDoS attack mitigation

    Lessons from ‘The Art of War’: intelligent automation maximises speedy response in the fight against DDoS attacks

    June 13, 2018 • Top StoriesComments Off on Lessons from ‘The Art of War’: intelligent automation maximises speedy response in the fight against DDoS attacks

    Some 500 years BC (544–496 BC), the Chinese general, military strategist and philosopher, Sun Tzu wrote that ‘speed is the essence of warfare’. These words are as true in today’s age of cyberattacks, in which Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS)...

  • IoT devices have become incredibly vulnerable to cyber attacks

    Is your network ready for GDPR and PoPI?

    June 1, 2018 • Security, SponsoredComments Off on Is your network ready for GDPR and PoPI?

    Over recent years, distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks have become one of the biggest cyber-security headaches for CIOs and CSOs. Each year, these attacks grow in numbers, becoming bigger and more damaging. Previously, the primary DDoS fears were the...

  • Building resilience against distributed threats at government level

    Building resilience against distributed threats at government level

    May 16, 2018 • Security, Sponsored, Top StoriesComments Off on Building resilience against distributed threats at government level

    There’s no doubt that the United States is taking Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks seriously. In point of fact, the Secretary of Commerce and the Secretary of Homeland Security posted a draft report on 5 January this year, entitled ‘A Report...

  • NETSCOUT report highlights rapid changes in DDoS threat landscape

    Almost 2Tbps: Arbor Networks foils largest-ever DDoS attack

    April 17, 2018 • Security, SponsoredComments Off on Almost 2Tbps: Arbor Networks foils largest-ever DDoS attack

    In a world in which bigger often means better, Arbor Networks, the security division of NETSCOUT, was recently put to the test and passed with flying colours. This is according to Bryan Hamman, Arbor Network’s territory manager for Sub-Saharan Africa who...

  • 2018 is the 'Year of the Next-Gen cyberattack'-Carbon Black report

    2018 ICT Security: A year of dire predictions

    February 13, 2018 • SecurityComments Off on 2018 ICT Security: A year of dire predictions

    For both consumers and corporates, the security threat landscape will this year become even more treacherous with experts predicting an increase in zero-day exploits and massive changes in the way ransomware operates. According to Bitdefender’s threat...

  • Frost & Sullivan selects Arbor for DDoS leadership award

    Frost & Sullivan selects Arbor for DDoS leadership award

    January 26, 2018 • Security, Southern Africa, SponsoredComments Off on Frost & Sullivan selects Arbor for DDoS leadership award

    Global industry analyst firm Frost & Sullivan has recently honoured Arbor Networks, the security division of NETSCOUT, with the 2017 DDoS Mitigation Products Market Leadership Award. Each year, Frost & Sullivan presents this award to the company that...

  • Building resilience against distributed threats at government level

    A buyer’s market in the global economics of DDoS attacks

    October 27, 2017 • Security, Southern Africa, SponsoredComments Off on A buyer’s market in the global economics of DDoS attacks

    It’s a buyer’s market in the local property arena at the moment, according to certain industry experts. This is largely as a result of the slower economy, which has seen a rise in the number of properties for sale. But did you know that globally, it’s a...

  • Building resilience against distributed threats at government level

    Fact or fiction? Mission-critical myths about DDoS attacks

    August 28, 2017 • Security, Southern Africa, SponsoredComments Off on Fact or fiction? Mission-critical myths about DDoS attacks

    For anyone in ‘denial’ about the power of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks in South Africa – attempts to exhaust the resources available to a network, application or service so that genuine users cannot gain access – let’s take a...