|[January 28, 2014]
Arbor Networks' Research Finds 36% Increase in Advanced Persistent Threats and Attacks against Mobile Networks Doubled
BURLINGTON, Mass. --(Business Wire)--
Networks, Inc. today released its 9th
Annual Worldwide Infrastructure Security Report (WISR) offering a
rare view into the most critical security challenges facing today's
network operators. Based on survey data provided by service provider,
enterprise, cloud, hosting and other network operators from around the
world, this annual report provides a real-world view of the security
threats that organizations face and the strategies they adopt to address
Arbor's long-standing customer relationships and reputation as a trusted
advisor and solution provider make this report possible each year. Click here
(registration required) to access the Arbor Networks (News - Alert) 9th
Annual Worldwide Infrastructure Security Report.
"From the ISP to the enterprise, IT and security teams are facing a
dynamic threat landscape and very skilled and patient adversaries. Our
ninth annual report showcases that very clearly," said Matthew Moynahan,
president of Arbor Networks. "There is no single, magic bullet solution
and it is a mistake to think technology alone can secure a network.
Multi-layered defenses are clearly needed, but so is a commitment to
best practices for people and process."
Internal Network and Advanced Persistent Threats
Respondents ranked botted hosts as their number one concern
The proportion of respondents seeing APTs on their networks has
increased from 22 percent to 30 percent year over year
57 percent of survey respondents do not have a solution deployed to
identify employee-owned devices accessing the corporate network
DDoS attacks against mobile networks more than doubled
Nearly a quarter of those respondents offering mobile services
indicated that they have seen DDoS attacks impacting their mobile
Internet (Gi) infrastructure. This represents more than double the
proportion seen last year.
More than 20 percent offering mobile services indicated that they have
suffered a customer-visible outage due to a security incident, down
slightly from about one-third last year.
Application-layer attacks have become ubiquitous
Application-layer attacks are now common with almost all respondents
indicating they have seen them during this survey period.
Continued stron growth in application-layer attacks targeting
encrypted Web services (HTTPS) - up 17 percent over last year.
Dramatic Rise in DDoS Attack Size
In all previous years of the survey, the largest reported attack was
100 Gbps. This year, attacks peaked at 309 Gbps and multiple
respondents reported attacks larger than 100 Gbps.
Data centers are a magnet for DDoS attacks
More than 70 percent operating data centers reported DDoS attacks this
year, up dramatically from under a half last year.
More than a third experienced attacks that exceeded total available
Internet connectivity, nearly double last year.
About 10 percent saw more than 100 attacks per month.
DNS infrastructure remains vulnerable
Just over one-third experienced customer-impacting DDoS attacks on DNS
infrastructure-an increase from a quarter last year.
More than a quarter indicated that there is no security group within
their organizations with formal responsibility for DNS security, up
from 19 percent last year. This increase is surprising given the
number of high-profile DNS reflection/amplification attacks that were
seen during the survey period.
Survey Scope & Demographics
220 responses, up from 130 last year, from a mix of Tier 1 and Tier
2/3 service providers, hosting, mobile, enterprise and other types of
network operators from around the world.
More than 68 percent of respondents this year are service providers,
giving us a global view into the traffic and threats targeting their
networks, services and customers.
Data covers November, 2012 through October, 2013
Download the full report here
webinar for a deeper dive on the WISR key findings
Visit the Arbor Networks blog
for a summary of key findings
Download WISR infographics on the Arbor Networks Pinterest
Visit the Arbor Networks SlideShare
page to download the WISR presentation
Follow @arbornetworks and
the #WISR14 hashtag on Twitter (News - Alert) for more key findings
About Arbor Networks
Arbor Networks, Inc. helps secure the
world's largest enterprise and service provider networks from DDoS
attacks and advanced threats. Arbor is the world's leading provider of
DDoS protection in the enterprise, carrier and mobile market segments,
according to Infonetics (News - Alert) Research. Arbor's advanced threat solutions
deliver comprehensive network visibility through a combination of packet
capture and NetFlow technology, enabling the rapid detection and
mitigation of malware and malicious insiders. Arbor also delivers
market-leading analytics for dynamic incident response, historical
analysis, visualization and forensics. Arbor strives to be a "force
multiplier," making network and security teams the experts. Our goal is
to provide a richer picture into networks and more security context - so
customers can solve problems faster and help reduce the risk to their
To learn more about Arbor products and services, please visit our
website at arbornetworks.com.
Arbor's research, analysis and insight, together with data from the ATLAS®
global threat intelligence system, can be found at the ATLAS
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