WOBURN, MA – February 25, 2015 — /BackupReview.info/ — According to results of a study conducted by Kaspersky Lab and B2B International, one in five businesses surveyed believe that their online services should be protected against DDoS attacks by their IT service providers (in particular, network providers). However, this responsibility often falls on the shoulders of companies that come under attack.

On average, 28% of all businesses are of the opinion that protection against DDoS is not their concern. In fact, the survey shows that smaller companies take less responsibility for protecting their services against DDoS attacks. 40% of small businesses surveyed are confident that they are fully protected by network service or web hosting providers. Among large companies, less than 9% share this viewpoint. Only 9% of small and 2% of large companies rely on the police and the government.

At the same time 44% of respondents believe that their IT departments should protect them against DDoS attacks. 16% of those surveyed rely on their senior management, 8% on the security department, and 4% on the Risk Management Department. In total, only 72% of companies agreed that combating DDoS is their responsibility (50% of small businesses compared with almost 90% of large companies).

“By relying on IT services providers, many companies are putting themselves at risk”, said Evgeny Vigovsky, Head of Kaspersky DDoS Protection, Kaspersky Lab. “Vendors do not usually offer this protection as a default option. Moreover, many providers are simply unable to provide reliable protection against DDoS attacks using their own resources because DDoS attacks are constantly getting bigger and more complex. Reliable protection can be only provided by companies that specialize in protection against cyberthreats and can offer highly efficient technologies and a team of qualified experts capable of constantly upgrading these technologies to meet an ever-evolving threat.”

Experience shows that almost any company, regardless of size, is a potential victim of a DDoS attack. According to the study, 28% of small businesses suffered a DDoS incident. Among large companies affected, this figure is slightly higher at 43%* over the 12-month period. The experts also warn that an attack could cost more than $52,000, even for a small company.

To help businesses defend themselves against DDoS attacks, Kaspersky DDoS Protection offers multi-layered defenses and provides continuous access to online resources even during complex, lengthy and previously unknown types of DDoS attacks.

For more information about the Kaspersky Lab and B2B International survey, please visit: http://bit.ly/13cl8sc

* Only companies with public online services were considered.

About Kaspersky Lab
Kaspersky Lab is the world’s largest privately held vendor of endpoint protection solutions. The company is ranked among the world’s top four vendors of security solutions for endpoint users*. Throughout its more than 17-year history Kaspersky Lab has remained an innovator in IT security and provides effective digital security solutions for large enterprises, SMBs and consumers. Kaspersky Lab, with its holding company registered in the United Kingdom, currently operates in almost 200 countries and territories across the globe, providing protection for over 400 million users worldwide. Learn more at www.kaspersky.com.

*The company was rated fourth in the IDC rating Worldwide Endpoint Security Revenue by Vendor, 2013. The rating was published in the IDC report Worldwide Endpoint Security 2014–2018 Forecast and 2013 Vendor Shares (IDC #250210, August 2014). The report ranked software vendors according to earnings from sales of endpoint security solutions in 2013.

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