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Businesses would love a DDoS protection as a service

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Need a new business idea? How about you start offering DDoS protection as a service? What, you think it wouldn't work? Think again. 

A new report by Corero Network Security (opens in new tab) says it could work out nicely. Out of its respondents, 82 per cent see a 'clear business opportunity' in providing DDoS protection as a service to its customers. Also, 93 per cent see providing DDoS mitigation in relation to other types of security services as 'high priority'. This is up 10 per cent compared to last year. 

A third, 37 per cent, see it as more important, and half, 56 per cent see it as just important.

“Given that DDoS attacks are growing in frequency and sophistication, it’s not at all surprising that providers are prioritising and enhancing DDoS mitigation service offerings, and understand the revenue opportunity that such a service brings to the table.  It’s much more cost effective—and less complicated—for a business to secure DDoS protection from their trusted provider,” stated Stephanie Weagle, Corero Vice President of Marketing.

There are quite a few things providers are looking for in an ideal DDoS solution: the ability to maintain bandwidth during a DDoS attack, the ability to handle high-volume attacks, the ability to mitigate attacks in mere seconds, and the ability to reduce overall CAPEX/OPEX. 

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Sead Fadilpašić is a freelance tech writer and journalist with more than 17 years experience writing technology-focussed news, blogs, whitepapers, reviews, and ebooks. And his work has featured in online media outlets from all over the world, including Al Jazeera Balkans (where he was a Multimedia Journalist), Crypto News, TechRadar Pro, and IT Pro Portal, where he has written news and features for over five years. Sead's experience also includes writing for inbound marketing, where he creates technology-based content for clients from London to Singapore. Sead is a HubSpot-certified content creator.