The Forrester WaveTM: DDoS Services Providers1

Published, July 22, 2015

Forrester identified nine of the most significant distributed denial of service (DDoS) providers in a crowded field of competitors. Service evaluations based on 36 criteria were conducted in March 2015.

What You Need to Know

  • According to Forrester:
    • The DDoS services space is growing in importance
    • DDoS attacks now represent a considerable percentage of the total number of threats against organizations of all sizes
    • DDoS has historically focused on disruption, but today it is more frequently an opening salvo for more complex attacks that result in theft of sensitive data or valuable intellectual property
  • This report details how well each DDoS prevention services vendor measures up against Forrester’s 36-criteria evaluation and against each other

What you’ll learn

  • Who are the Leaders and Strong Performers according to Forrester
  • Attack types defended, response tactics, and protected protocols provided for each vendor
  • Evaluation of vendor sales, professional services, and technical support staff
  • Service provider partners for each of the nine vendors profiled
  • Evaluation of current offerings, strategies, and market presence
  • Evaluation of service breadth, global presence, and market relevance

About this report

  • Forrester Research (Nasdaq: FORR) is one of the most influential research and advisory firms in the world
  • To prepare this report, Forrester conducted service evaluations in March 2015 with nine DDoS Service vendors
  • Forrester researched, analyzed, and scored the vendors to determine which are best able to protect their customers’ business

¹Forrester Research, Inc. “The Forrester Wave: DDoS Services Providers, Q3 2015” July 22, 2015 by Rick Holland [2756] and Ed Ferrara [2706] with Christopher McClean [1835], Claire O’Malley, and Peggy Dostie