Protect your name, your finances and your operation

Netscout Arbor’s 13th Annual Worldwide Infrastructure Security Report (WISR) warns of a worrying trend in more complex and frequent attacks that are more impactful than ever, affecting organisations’ operations, finances and reputations. Around 59% of service providers and 48% of enterprises experienced multi-vector attacks during 2017 – a sharp increase of 20% on 2016 - and revenue losses have virtually doubled.

Additionally, the UK’s implementation of European Commission’s Network and Information Systems (NIS) directive has warned it will fine leaders of Britain’s most critical industries if they leave themselves vulnerable to cyber-attacks*.

With cyber criminals becoming ever more resourceful, it is vital that organisations implement the very best and most appropriate defences to protect their interests.

Our DDoS Mitigation Service is an industry-leading facility that can help protect your critical public-facing services, cost-effectively and efficiently, against DDoS attacks, ensuring your online presence and services remain available to your legitimate users and customers.

DDoS Mitigation Service benefits at a glance:

  • Industry-leading technology
  • Sophisticated traffic anomaly detection and cleaning
  • Multi-layered analysis
  • 24X7 monitoring and incident response
  • Flexible mitigation options
  • Carrier-class protection
  • Dedicated security team
  • Robust change management

Start protecting your company now - contact or your account manager for more information.

*Source: GlobalData 30/01/18


A brief case study

Business challenge

A local County Council website was targeted by a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack with its sources emanating from China, Russian Federation, USA, Germany and Japan.  Once DDoS mitigation was enabled it was found that the attack was a Network Time Protocol (NTP) amplification, a type of DDoS attack in which the attacker exploits publically-accessible NTP servers to overwhelm the target with User Datagram Protocol (UDP) traffic.


This attack resulted in their Internet circuit (1Gbps) and Firewall being overwhelmed with UDP traffic volumes reaching 13 Gbps, which not only prevented public access to their web site but also stopped their staff from accessing the Internet.  The attacks were intermittent lasting up to 10 minutes throughout a 24 hour period, which made it difficult for the Council IT staff to track down the root cause of the outages.


Once the root cause was determined to be an external attack, within a matter of days the council were able to re-configure their network to utilise the Capita DDoS Mitigation Service, which stopped future DDoS attacks that occurred over a subsequent 7 day period.

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