Ukraine deploys DDoS protection service to survive cyber war

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Yesterday cybersecurity provider Radwareannounced that Ukraine’s State Service for Special Communications and Information Protection (SSSCIP) is using Radware’s Cloud DDoS Protection and Cloud Web Application Firewall (WAF) service to protect itself amid the ongoing war between the Russia and Ukraine.

Ukraine’s SSSCIP is responsible for protecting Ukraine’s state information assets and will use Radware’s services to protect the country against DDoS and zero-day and known application attacks.

“It is our top priority to protect the IT infrastructure in Ukraine,” said Victor Zhora, deputy head of Ukraine’s SSSCIP. “Radware has helped us protect our networks, protect our applications, and build resilience into our IT infrastructure.

This partnership underscores that DDoS and application-level attacks remain one of the most significant threats facing modern organizations, not only in the context of the cyber war between Russia and Ukraine, but more broadly in the context of of the cybercriminal community.

Protecting the cloud from cyber warfare

The announcement of the partnership comes as Ukraine has been the target of a large number of cyberattacks since the start of the Russian-Ukrainian war, which began with a series of denial of service (DDoS) attacks attributed to Russian state-sponsored threat actors.

SSSCIP uses Radware’s services to attempt to increase its resilience against these types of advanced attacks that target Ukraine’s cloud services.

“Using the right level of protection, it is possible to defend against highly advanced, high volume attacks, whether from hacker groups or state actors,” said Yoav Gazelle, chief commercial officer of Radware. .

When it comes to defending against advanced attacks, Gazelle emphasizes that protection solutions must go beyond traditional rate-limiting and negative-based security models, and instead use machine learning to detect and Automatically mitigate complex attacks in real time.

“This is especially important today with the cybersecurity talent shortage that organizations around the world are facing. Organizations cannot rely on solutions that require manual configuration and signature creation and must deploy automated solutions,” Gazelle said.

When mitigating DDoS attacks, Gazelle recommends that companies deploying protection solutions seek vendors capable of mitigating both volumetric attacks and low-volume micro-floods, burst attacks, and encrypted attacks. , designed to bypass their defenses.

The market for DDoS and application protection

When we consider that the average cost of a DDoS attack in the United States is $218,000 and 60% of organizations report having zero to moderate confidence in their ability to manage attack surface riskit’s no surprise that more and more companies are starting to invest in DDoS and application protection solutions.

Today, both DDoS Protection and application security Markets are growing, with the former expected to grow from $3.3 billion in 2021 to $6.7 billion by 2026, and the latter from $6.2 billion in 2020 to $13.2 billion by 2025.

Radware is one of the top vendors benefiting from this growth, raising $286.5 million in revenue last year, but it’s not the only one. It is also in competition with Cloudywhich offers a DDoS protection service that secures websites and applications.

Cloudflare has been recognized as a Leader in the 2019 “IDC MarketScape: Worldwide DDoS Prevention Solutions” and 2017 “Forrester Wave: DDoS Mitigation Solutions” report. He also recently reported having raised $656.4 billion in total revenue in 2021.

Similarly, Akamai is also a key player in the space, offering DDoS protection as part of its edge computing and security solution, Akamai Edge Security, which provides over 200 Tbps of additional network capacity to help organizations to increase their resilience against DoS attacks.

Earlier this year, Akamai announced that it had raised $3.5 billion in revenue during 2021.

Although Gazelle claims that Radware’s use of unique algorithms and machine learning techniques sets it apart from other vendors in the market, allowing users to continue using normal application services without degradation even during serious attacks.

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