The Cost of DDoS Security

The threat of DDoS attacks looms large over every and all types of organization that relies on the Internet today to conduct their daily business. DDoS detection and mitigation is now an inseparable part of every organization’s cybersecurity playbook and Business Continuity Planning (BCP). In this guide, we identify and break down the direct and indirect capital and operations costs involved in deploying and maintaining a DDoS detection and mitigation strategy that works.


DDoS Protection Options

1. DIY Protection:

DIY protection attempts often involve static traffic thresholds and indiscriminate IP blacklisting. As well as factoring in CapEx and OpEx, one of the most obvious costs associated with a DIY strategy is the yearly maintenance costs associated with the appliance purchased from the vendor, which ranges between 17% to 21%.

2.  ISP Clean Pipe Services:

With the rise of DDoS attacks, many Internet Service Providers (ISPs) have begun to offer anti-DDoS services often referred to as Clean Pipe. A clean pipe service could cost between 20% of the cost of the connectivity contract, or sometimes as much as the original contract itself, depending on the quality, features and the service level commitments that might or might not come with each service.

3. Third Party Security as a Service Providers:

Security as a Service (SECaaS) can most easily be described as a cloud delivered model for outsourcing cybersecurity services. Much like Software as a Service (SaaS), SECaaS provides security services on a subscription basis hosted by cloud providers. SECaaS solutions have become increasingly popular for organizations and enterprises as a way to ease the burden of in-house security team’s responsibilities, scale security needs as the business grows, and avoid the costs and maintenance of on-premise appliances.

Nexusguard’s Approach

Powered by built-in return on investment (ROI) and break-even point mechanisms, Nexusguard’s innovative Opex model absorbs all ongoing costs, replacing them with a simple monthly payment that makes complex cybersecurity protection both cost effective and more predictable for customers.

Nexusguard’s core business revolves around building and continuously refining its cybersecurity technology stack, the complexities of which are hidden from customers, who can simply enjoy a fully managed security as-a-service without having to worry about the heavy lifting involved, and at a cost that makes sound financial sense.

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