Independent study reveals 82% of service providers want to provide premium DDoS protection-as-a-service

Corero Network Security (LSE: CNS), a provider of real-time security solutions against DDoS attacks, has released results of the second annual study of service providers, with the objective uncovering the drivers, benefits, and barriers to enhanced DDoS protection with providers offering services like VoIP, UC, transit, public and private cloud services and E-Line and E-LAN functionality, the company said.

The findings provide key insights into the group´s unique needs for deploying DDoS protection across their networks and the valuable business benefit to position themselves as leading the charge against DDoS attacks, both in protecting their own infrastructure and offering more comprehensive security solutions to their customers, as a paid-for managed service.

In terms of the importance of providing DDoS mitigation in relation to other types of security services for customers, 93% see it as a high priority, with 37% ranking it as more important and 56% saying it was just as important. This is up 10 points compared with the 83% total from last year. A full 82% see a clear business opportunity in providing a DDoS Protection-as-a-Service (DDPaaS) to their customers.

Even as service providers are clearly concerned about DDoS and its effects, the top issue in providing DDPaaS was proving the value of the service to customers, as cited by 39% survey respondents. Other concerns in deploying DDPaaS include a requirement for per-customer visibility and protection capabilities from a single management console (held by 23%); and cost (21%).

In ranking what providers are looking for in an ideal DDoS solution, unsurprisingly, the results display a wide range of requirements.

The ability maintain bandwidth/throughput in the face of a DDoS attack was ranked most important at 42 percent, similarly to last year.

Unsurprisingly, the ability to handle high-volume, indiscriminate attacks ranked second highest in importance to 29% of respondents.

The ability to mitigate attacks in seconds vs minutes or more, and ability to handle attacks that are aimed at disrupting specific applications, 25% each.

The ability to reduce overall CAPEX/OPEX was key for about a fifth of service providers, 22 percent.

Corero Network Security provides real-time, high-performance DDoS defense solutions. Service providers, hosting providers and online enterprises rely on Corero´s award winning technology to eliminate the DDoS threat to their environment through automatic attack detection and mitigation, coupled with complete network visibility, analytics and reporting.