Quarterly DDoS report expanded to include data from API and application protection partner ThreatX
DENVER, April 25, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Lumen Technologies® (NYSE: LUMN) today released its latest report detailing Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) mitigations in Q1 2023. For the first time, the report also includes Q1 data from Lumen's API and application protection partner, ThreatX. The combined report – which examines DDoS attacks that Lumen mitigated for its customers and application requests that ThreatX blocked for its customers – provides a more holistic view of the overall threat landscape.
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"The pace at which companies and other organizations have been expanding their digital footprints has increased over the past few years," said Peter Brecl, Lumen's director of product management for DDoS mitigation and application protection. "The larger attack surface creates more opportunities for threat actors to launch attacks. The only way to protect that digital presence is to deploy a holistic solution that includes network protection, application-layer protection, and application acceleration capabilities. This type of comprehensive coverage – including DDoS mitigation, API protections, Web Application Firewalls and Bot Risk Management – helps ensure that critical business functions stay up and running – even when under an active attack."
Notable Findings: Complex Attacks on the Rise
"As we monitor our customers for attacks targeting their APIs and applications, we have seen a consistent increase in both the volume and complexity of attacks. More and more, these attacks are powered by very large botnets and leverage a combination of techniques," said Jeremy Ventura, director of security strategy and field CISO at ThreatX. "Threat actors increasingly go after both APIs and web applications, often with the goal of obfuscating the intended target. Having a complete view of the attacker and their tactics helps us clearly identify threats that must be blocked in real-time."
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ThreatX is managed API and application protection that lets you secure them with confidence, not complexity. It blocks botnets and advanced attacks in real time, letting enterprises keep attackers at bay without lifting a finger. Trusted by companies in every industry across the globe, ThreatXprofiles attackers and blocks advanced risks to protect APIs and applications 24/7. Learn more at https://www.threatx.com.
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