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How much could a DDoS attack cost you?

DDoS attacks are nothing new, but with the increase in sophistication and size, it's getting harder and harder to defend against them. If an attack does break through your defenses, it can wreak havoc on your productivity and your bottom line.

Downtime is no joke — Every second counts when your site or application isn't accessible. The average attack period for a DDoS attack was +2.5hrs*, but we've seen DDoS campaigns last for days. Find out how much money could be walking out the door in that time.

Surviving sophisticated DDoS attacks can be a marathon — 39% of attacks are multi-vector attacks*. Threat actors will try anything to get into your organization including using multiple vectors. They won't just try once either; they might launch multiple small attacks before a larger scale one. We've seen an organization attacked over 1,300 times in one quarter. Attackers are relentless, so your DDoS mitigation needs to be as well.

Ransom DDoS threatens bottom lines — Besides the potential for lost revenue, productivity and fines, ransom DDoS attacks could extort your organization for additional funds. Threat actors can threaten to launch DDoS attacks unless you pay but there are no guarantees that they won't follow through. These ransoms can be anywhere from hundreds of thousands to millions of dollars.

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for your organization?

Based on the information you provided, we were able to calculate different variables that contributed to your estimated financial loss of .

  • We found that revenue was negatively impacted by due to lost productivity and downtime.
  • The cost impact on IT operations and customer support departments was , due to the volume of call center or online chats.
  • The negative brand impact your organization realized was from loss of customers due to press, poor customer experiences, etc.

Based on the information you provided, we were able to calculate different variables that contributed to your estimated financial loss of .

  • We found that revenue could be negatively impacted by due to lost productivity and downtime.
  • The cost impact on IT operations and customer support departments could be , due to the volume of call center or online chats.
  • The negative brand impact your organization could realize is from loss of customers due to press, poor customer experiences, etc.

At Lumen we have the expertise, tools and resources to assess and help strengthen your security strategy. Our award-winning Lumen® DDoS Hyper® solution helps safeguard your network, website and cloud applications enabling us to quickly identify, mitigate and prevent the latest threats from damaging your business. We know that time matters when you're under attack. Lumen DDoS Hyper can be quoted, purchased and implemented in minutes, and customers experience 1-second time-to-mitigate**.

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*According to the Lumen DDoS Quarterly Report Q1-Q3 2022.
**After most attack traffic hits scrubbing centers.

This tool is provided for illustration purposes only and does not constitute an offer or guarantee for services or savings. The tool uses Lumen data along with industry data and assumptions as of September 2022 as well as the data you input to calculate and estimate alerts and their impact. Any change in data will result in a change to the information provided in the report. Services not available everywhere. © 2022 Lumen Technologies. All Rights Reserved.