Why lease a baremetal server over colocation?

When businesses come to us looking to upgrade their IT systems, a key question tends to be whether they should purchase their own hardware and colocate it in a datacentre, or lease their infrastructure as a service. There’s no straightforward answer to this, unfortunately; it depends on the type of hardware you need, and the resources your organisation has to manage infrastructure.

In this post, we examine the different use cases for colocation and infrastructure-as-a-service.  Continue reading “Why lease a baremetal server over colocation?”

Different Types of DDoS Attacks and How to Mitigate Them

DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attacks can be described as one of the most prevalent and dangerous cybersecurity threats impacting businesses today. According to a report published by Arbor Networks ATLAS, there have been at least 610,000 cases of DDoS attacks affecting markets around the world from July 2017 to December 2017 (6 month period).

report published by Arbor Networks ATLAS

The cost of every one the above-mentioned DDoS attacks can be devastating. A risk assessment report published by Kaspersky Labs estimates that the average cost of a DDoS attack on small businesses is $106,000 and over $1.6 million for a large enterprise.

Considering the prevalence and potential damages cited above, it is clear that DDoS attacks are increasingly becoming a threat. This article provides an overview of how attacks work, and steps businesses can take to mitigate the risk.  Continue reading “Different Types of DDoS Attacks and How to Mitigate Them”

DDoS attacks & their impact on Australian businesses

Australia is now one of the top 10 countries where businesses are targeted by DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attacks, according to recent  research published by Netscout Arbor.  In 2017, 22% of all cybercrime activities targeting victims in Australia were DDOS attacks. So should business owners be concerned?

In this article, we break down the technical aspects of DDOS attacks in lay-mans terms. Also, we go over a few actionable steps to mitigate risks for your business.  Continue reading “DDoS attacks & their impact on Australian businesses”