DDoS attacks disrupt normal business operations by degrading website and application performance and availability, sometimes knocking them offline completely. The average hourly cost of downtime due to an infrastructure failure is £50,000 per hour. Attacks of this nature likely lead to customer churn, brand degradation, and lost business.
Websites and applications require the resilience and intelligence of a scalable network to combat the biggest and newest attacks. Protecting against threats should not degrade performance caused by security induced latencies and security services must be easy to configure to eliminate misconfigurations, which introduce new vulnerabilities.