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NexusGuard deploys game-changing SDN tech to mitigate large-scale DDoS attacks

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    It's easier than ever for a malicious actor to launch a DDoS attack against practically any target in the world. Groups like Lizard Squad sell DDoS-as-a-Service for only a few dollars per hour. Some attackers won’t end their attacks until a Bitcoin ransom is paid. Consequently, there are now more attacks on more organizations worldwide than ever before. Akamai recently reported a year-over-year increase of 180% in the number of attacks it saw through its network.

    Not only are attacks becoming more frequent, they are getting larger, too. Some recent attacks have exceeded 200 million packets per second (Mpps). An event of this size is sufficient to bring down a tier 1 router, the kind often used by Internet Service Providers (ISPs).

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