Is Your Business Network Protected Amid Coronavirus Crisis?
COVID-19 Impacts on Businesses
As the coronavirus turns into a worldwide pandemic, businesses and educational institutions are moving their daily operations online with options to work and study remotely. Due to the risks of contracting the virus, many businesses have taken measures to protect their employees by allowing them to telecommute. As such, data centers will provide the backbone for increased usage of VPNs and online video, underscoring the critical nature of digital infrastructure. In the event of a DDoS attack where businesses are heavily relying on telecommuting, the results could be detrimental.
With the top priority being public health and safety during the COVID-19 outbreak., data centers play a key role in providing mission-critical technology to support emergency communication. Major hospitals rely upon data centers for data and images storage and transmission, as well as data protection for sensitive and confidential information. With the increase of medical traffic due to the Coronavirus outbreak, there is an increased need for DDoS protection to ensure that patient data is accessible by the doctors who rely upon it.
What is a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) Attack?
A Distributed Denial of Service or DDoS attack is one where a large number of compromised computer systems attack a single network connected target. This widespread network-based attack floods the target’s network infrastructure and, as a result, denies service to legitimate users. In computing, a denial-of-service attack is a cyber-attack in which the perpetrator seeks to make a machine or network resource unavailable to its intended users by temporarily or indefinitely disrupting services of a host connected to the Internet.
The Devastating Impact DDoS Has On Online Businesses
Resulting in a cost of $50,000 – $100,000 an hour, most DDoS attacks last between 6 and 24 hours. The impact of such an attack can be devastating to an online business’s reputation and bottom line. Loss of revenue, loss of consumer confidence, degraded site performance, and great lengths of downtime can be a setback that some businesses may never recover from.
Reports show that “the total number of attacks of this type globally will reach 17 million by 2020.”
DDoS Protection: A Simple Solution To A Catastrophic Problem
Is your business network protected amid the Coronavirus crisis?
QuadraNet has taken a proactive approach to protecting its customers from DDoS attacks. DDoS Protection up to 3Gbps is included at no additional cost. As Internet traffic is heading inbound toward your network attached equipment, QuadraNet utilizes a multi-layer scrubbing solution that detects when a DDoS attack is starting. Within milliseconds, QuadraNet’s DDoS protection springs into action, filtering out the bad traffic from the good. The DDoS attack is thwarted, and your equipment and your business remain online and ready to service your clients.
QuadraNet’s DDoS protection is a comprehensive approach to securing all access across your networks, applications, and environment through the protection of your workforce, workloads, and workplace.