Security Threats Facing Enterprise Networks

Security Threats Facing Enterprise Networks – A Report Abstract from Arbor’s Annual Worldwide Infrastructure Security Report

The Arbor Networks eighth annual Worldwide Infrastructure Security Report, offers a clear view into today’s network security threats and mitigation techniques. The report is based on survey data from 130 enterprise network operators and service providers around the world collected from October 2011 through September 2012.

A new special report abstract summarizes the survey responses of enterprise network operators—providing insights into their most critical security challenges.

Enterprise Key Findings


Experienced DDoS attacks against their infrastructure.


Encountered DDoS attacks against customer- and partner-facing services.


Use firewalls or IPS for threat detection and 75% rely on these devices for DDoS attack mitigation, despite their drawbacks.


Believe their C-level executives are unaware of the threat DDoS attacks pose to Internet service availability.


Make DDoS part of their business risk management process for Internet service availability



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