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Majority of US Companies' DDoS Defenses Breached

Survey finds 69% of companies' distributed denial-of-service attack defenses were breached in the past year - despite confidence in their mitigation technologies.

A whopping 88% of US companies claim confidence in their DDoS mitigation technologies, yet 69% have suffered an attack in the past 12 months, according to a report released today by CDNetworks that surveyed 500 senior IT professionals from the US, UK, Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.

Some 82% of respondents from Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, were also confident in their DDoS mitigation technologies, but 57% had suffered an attack in the past year.

Despite US companies spending an average of $34,750 a year on DDoS mitigation, these companies sustained a higher percentage of attacks than those in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, which spent an average of $29,000, according to the report.

Nonetheless, 66% of US companies plan to increase their DDoS mitigation spending over the next 12 months, the report states.

Read more about US companies' DDoS defense failures here.

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