April 3, 2019 at
A recent study has shown that Thailand is fourth in the Asian region when it comes to the origins of DDoS attacks.
Nexusguard is a company that specializes in preventing DDoS attacks. They are one of the leading authorities in cloud-based DDoS prevention services. They recently released a report on the origin points of DDoS attack from within Asia and Thailand finds itself fourth on that list.
China leads the way in the number of attacks
Members of the security community did not find themselves surprised at the top country on the list. DDoS attacks originating from China are in the lead, coming in at 60%. There was a muted response from industry experts at seeing China responsible for close to two-thirds of DDoS attack from within Asia says much about the nature of the IT security industry.
Vietnam followed with close to 10%, and India rounded out the top three with a shade over 7%. Thailand itself is responsible for just 3.63% of all attacks, but that is enough to put it in fourth place.
NexusGuard and partner promise safer websites, less downtime
Noting in its DDOS threat report for 2018 Q4, the company said that the attacks from Asia had managed to average 176 Gigabits per second. This is the number per IP prefix. This caused 18 days, 21 hours and 59 minutes of system downtime in each instance (on average).
NexusGuard, along with its partner Snoc (the Secure Network Operations Centre) has been offering customers a service called Web application Firewall (WAF). They state that their WAF can withstand a DDoS attack of up to 3 Terabytes per second.
Thai specific details show that Thailand’s average attack consumed around 14 Gigabits per second, which resulted in an average of 4 hours of downtime for each attack. These numbers could be drastically improved if the companies who were the victims of the attack were better prepared. Brand reputation, not just transactional value, was hurt by these downtimes.
The two firms are offering their WAF in Thailand for the first time, and are expecting to break through to market. Offering 24 hours, 7 days a week services that are completely end to end will enable the two partners to gain significant market share say local industry watchers.
Their main customers will be banks, data, and large retail stores. This would only be the beginning of their push into Thailand as they would further look to gain clients in the spheres of gaming, mobile applications, and ASPs.
This strategy will increase revenue for the partners by 40 million Thai baht, which would mean an increase of 100% over the previous financial year. Preventing losses that have been mounting more and more in recent years has offered them an opportunity that not many companies would be able to take advantage of.
New times, old tricks
The landscape of DDoS attacks has changed significantly thanks to the Internet of Things (IoT). Attackers do not need to take over computers anymore, as any device capable of connecting to the internet can be used to shut down a website or a service.
The proliferation of mobile phones, smart home devices and many more have only made life more difficult for IT security offices around. That is why specialized companies are needed in a world where the threat of DDoS attacks every year – as more and more devices are connected globally.