The search for cyber protection solutions are on the rise as businesses of all sizes, across all verticals, generate significant sales online, increasing their risk and exposure from outages and breaches. Unfortunately, malicious actors understand this and target online businesses with this in mind. By and large, their efforts are successful. According to Radware’s
2016 Global Network and Application Security Report
, 62% of those attacked suffered downtime or degradation. According to this same report, organizations now see more tangible financial impact from cyber-attacks. Over two-thirds (69%) of organizations say attacks cause revenue, customer, partner, and productivity loss
(up from 45% last year).
Attacks aren’t just about outages or breaches, performance degradation caused by attacks are a growing problem as well. According to recent studies1, 40% of customers will now wait 3 seconds or less before moving on to a competitor site, meaning the impact of performance loss
is extremely tangible for online businesses.
Cyber protections solutions are becoming a necessity as cyber threats continue to grow in size, they not only pose security risks but create unnecessary costs that go into processing unwanted data. Processing bad traffic into data centers or cloud hosting environments can result in significant cost, especially to online
businesses with largescale networks. Conversely, dropping malicious activity at the border can avoid these unnecessary operational costs and improve overall operational efficiencies. By building strong security controls at all levels of the infrastructure, security teams can provide
tools for infrastructure and operations teams to process only legitimate traffic while ensuring that your data center investments are solely for business-related traffic.
Here are four important cyber protection steps that can help online businesses focus on the threats most commonly targeting these industries.