Akamai Technologies, Inc. For the past three quarters, there has been a doubling in the number of DDoS attacks year over year. And while attackers favoured less powerful but longer duration attacks this quarter, the number of dangerous mega attacks continues to increase. In Q2 , there were 12 attacks peaking at more than Gigabits per second Gbps and five attacks peaking at more than 50 Million packets per second Mpps. Very few organisations have the capacity to withstand such attacks on their own. The largest DDoS attack of Q2 measured more than gigabits per second Gbps and persisted for more than 13 hours.

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Please read our privacy policy for more information. By proceeding you agree to the recording and the use of your personal data. Cambridge, MA September 30, Akamai Technologies, Inc. Growth ranged from just 0. Following the introduction of "4K Readiness" in the First Quarter, State of the Internet Report, Akamai has again identified candidate geographies that are most likely to sustain connection speeds above 15 Mbps, as Ultra HD adaptive bitrate streams typically require bandwidth between 10 and 20 Mbps.

The findings do not account for other "readiness" factors, including availability of 4K-encoded content or 4K-capable televisions and media players.

Akamai maintains a distributed set of unadvertised agents deployed across the Internet to log connection attempts that the company classifies as attack traffic. Based on the data collected by these agents, Akamai is able to identify the top countries from which attack traffic originates, as well as the top ports targeted by these attacks.

It is important to note, however, that the originating country as identified by the source IP address may not represent the nation in which an attacker resides. For only the third time in the history of the report, Port Microsoft-DS fell to the second-most targeted by attackers. In addition to observations on attack traffic, the State of the Internet Report includes insight into DDoS attacks based on reports from Akamai's customers.

This trend supports assertions from the Prolexic Q2 Global DDoS Attack Report , suggesting that volumetric attacks targeting Layers have increased while application attacks targeting Layers have declined. Only two customers were targeted by DDoS attacks more than five times, with one customer seeing as many as seven total attacks, as opposed to the high of 17 attacks the previous quarter.

For the first time in the history of the State of the Internet Report, the global unique IP address count declined quarter over quarter, by a nominal 0. European countries continued to dominate the IPv6 adoption list, holding seven of the top 10 positions. South Korea's average mobile connection speed grew slightly from The report also examines the percentage of connections to Akamai from mobile network providers at "broadband" speeds more than 4 Mbps.

To learn more about how Akamai is accelerating the pace of innovation in a hyperconnected world, please visit www. Get In Touch. Chat with Sales. Email Us Email Us??? Under Attack? Attack Traffic and Security Akamai maintains a distributed set of unadvertised agents deployed across the Internet to log connection attempts that the company classifies as attack traffic.


Akamai Releases Second Quarter 2014 ‘State of the Internet' Report

The report also provides comparative data by region examining connection speeds, the most frequent origins of attack traffic, and the highest-performing geographies for mobile connectivity. A full copy of the report and a hi-res infographic illustrating the highlights of the Q2 State of the Internet Report in APAC is available on request or can be downloaded here. A few key Australia highlights from the SOTI report include: Average Connection Speeds Australia ranked in 41st position globally in terms of average connection speeds, up 1 position from the previous quarter Q1 Q2 average connection speeds were recorded at 7.


Akamai Technologies releases its Q2 2014 State of the Internet report.


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