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Using cloud-based solutions to fight DDoS attacks

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Using cloud-based solutions to fight DDoS attacks Abstract: Distributed-denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks are growing in size, complexity and frequency. Since 2005, the size of attacks has mushroomed 1,000 percent. In a 2011 VeriSign-commissioned survey of 225 IT executives in the US, 63 percent of mid- to large-sized organisations reported having experienced at least one DDoS attack in the past year, and 11 percent had experienced six or more. This VeriSign white paper looks at how organisations can use cloud-based solutions to protect themselves from attacks and threats.

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