ServerMania Highlights the Massive Cost of DDoS Attacks

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ServerMania, a leading provider of server hosting, has highlighted the financial impact of Distributed Denial of Service attacks in the wake of a series of devastating attacks that disrupted many of the web's biggest online services (as reported by CNN on October 21).

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Without a powerful DDoS mitigation solution in place, the availability of a company's online services is subject to the whims of malicious third-parties.

ServerMania, a leading provider of server hosting, has highlighted the financial impact of Distributed Denial of Service attacks in the wake of a series of devastating attacks that disrupted many of the web's biggest online services (as reported by CNN on October 21).

Distributed Denial of Service attacks cause service disruptions and outages by targeting network interfaces with massive floods of data. Routers, switches, network interfaces, and servers can process a limited amount of data. DDoS attackers have access to more bandwidth than even the largest network interfaces can safely absorb, putting companies without a DDoS mitigation solution at substantial risk of financial harm.

As DDoS attacks continue to grow in both volume and frequency, organizations that rely on the web to generate revenue must act to mitigate the risk of serious financial losses. It's been estimated that DDoS attacks cost businesses an average of between $20,000 and $100,000 for each hour of downtime.

"As a major infrastructure provider for enterprise organizations, we want to emphasise the serious risk that DDoS attacks present to businesses," explained ServerMania CEO, Kevin Blanchard, "Without a powerful DDoS mitigation solution in place, the availability of a company's online services is subject to the whims of malicious third-parties."

Distributed Denial of Service attacks are no longer the preserve of hacktivists and malicious individuals with technical expertise. Large botnets capable of generating huge amounts of data are accessible to anyone willing to pay.

Companies face the risk not just of direct attacks against their infrastructure, but also of attacks against their vendors and service providers, and against major infrastructure providers.

A recent attack leveraged millions of IoT devices to target a leading DNS provider with massive quantities of data, disrupting some of the largest social media networks, software-as-a-service providers, and enterprise solution providers, as well as many thousands of smaller businesses.

ServerMania offers free DDoS mitigation up to 1 Gbps on managed server hosting plans. Plans capable of mitigating attacks of greater volume are also available.

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About ServerMania:

Since it was founded in 2002, ServerMania has always strived to provide its clients with enterprise-level service at an unbeatable cost. ServerMania offers a wide range of fully customizable dedicated, hybrid, cloud, VPS and colocation hosting services. All ServerMania clients enjoy a 100% uptime SLA and are assisted by a 24/7 rapid response team — one with some of the best response times in the industry. ServerMania also carries out regular surveys to ensure complete customer satisfaction and care. For more information, visit http://www.servermania.com.

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