Posted by: kurtsh | October 13, 2021

NEWS: Azure withstands 2nd largest recorded DDoS attack on behalf of customer

The 2nd largest recorded DDoS attack in history was mitigated the other day… with “Azure DDoS Protection Standard”. It’s a great cost-efficient way to protect organizational assets on the public Internet.

image“The last week of August, we observed a 2.4 Tbps DDoS attack targeting an Azure customer in Europe. This is 140 percent higher than 2020’s 1 Tbps attack and higher than any network volumetric event previously detected on Azure.

Attacks of this size demonstrate the ability of bad actors to wreak havoc by flooding targets with gigantic traffic volumes trying to choke network capacity. However, Azure’s DDoS protection platform, built on distributed DDoS detection and mitigation pipelines, can absorb tens of terabits of DDoS attacks. This aggregated distributed mitigation capacity can massively scale to absorb the highest volume of DDoS threats, providing our customers the protection they need.”

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