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Introduction

Neustar has announced a partnership with content delivery network (CDN) Limelight to create what the companies describe as the world’s largest, most distributed DDoS mitigation network.

Highlights

  • The partnership is part of a trend toward larger, more muscular DDoS mitigation services, responding to the rise in the maximum bandwidths of attacks.

Features and Benefits

  • Understand the current trends in the market for DDoS mitigation services.
  • Understand why hybrid services are gaining traction.

Key questions answered

  • What is an always-on DDoS mitigation service and how does it differ from an ad hoc service?
  • Does on-premise mitigation equipment still have a role to play?

Table of contents

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  • Summary
  • The partnership raises the competitive bar
  • Other competitors have also upped their game
  • Pay attention to the language used in DDoS services

Appendix

  • Further reading
  • Author

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