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DDoS Managed Security Services Create Benefits and New Revenue Opportunities for Hosting Providers Hosting providers are often judged by their ability to ensure network availability/uptime. Unfortunately, distributed denial of service (DDoS) easily impact service availability and, in some instances, completely take down a hosting platform. As DDoS attacks continue to increase in size and frequency, hosting providers have more difficulty ensuring uptime. Hosting providers are favored targets because the number of customers they service and the aggregate Internet peering bandwidth they utilize greatly increases their attack surface. Unfortunately, a DDoS attack on a single customer - such as a high-traffic gaming service - can create major collateral damage to other hosted customers. These innocent bystanders are placed in the unfortunate situation of suffering from s... (more)