Hello everyone! We will be trying to summarize one of the strongest points of our research (based on the
report of the signature Akamai) and at the same time, our own conclusions about it. Intelligent platform
globally distributed by Akamai allows us to collect large amounts of information on many parameters, including:
connection speeds, attacks traffic, network connectivity / availability / latency issues and growth / progress
of IPv6 transition (something really interesting) as well as traffic patterns through the main web and digital
media providers sites. In this case, we bring the information we believe more relevant to our case.
OBSERVATIONS ABOUT DDoS ATTACKS
From the end of 2012,Akamai has been analyzing the distributed denial of service (DDoS) reported by its
customers for the Internet status report. Opponents who perform DDoS attacks are increasingly striving
for their attacks seem 'flash mobs' legitimate in an effort to circumvent automated defenses; which creates
the increasingly intense arms race to automate manual analysis that often involves the assessment of
whether an event was legitimate attack traffic or traffic due to an unforeseen event. Because of this,
Akamai must rely on customers to report DDoS attacks and help differentiate between legitimate and
malicious traffic.In addition, Akamai does not follow the attacks on the network layers lower, such as
SYN flood, UDP flood and other similar types of volumetric attacks, since mitigated automatically with
minimal human interaction in most the circumstances. Attacks of upper level directed to the application and
the logic layers like floods HTTP GET or attacks that repeatedly donwload files of great size mitigates with
solution KONA Site Defender of Akamai and require intervention of Akamai analysts to create, implement
and spread the rules to put an end to these attacks.
Below we leave the main chart prepared by Akamai on countries with most influential denial of service
OBSERVATIONS ABOUT TRAFFIC
The signature Akamai report that they also found that the average global speed of internet connection increased
by 29% to reach 3.6 Mbps, while data traffic on mobile devices grew by 80%. This reflects the clear
reality that the world connects more and more fast. According to this study, South Korea is the country
with the highest rate: 13.3 Mbps, following an increase of 51% over the previous year. In that ranking
follows Japan (12.0 Mbps), Switzerland (11.0), Hong Kong (10.8), the Netherlands (10.1) and Czech
Republic (9.8) .In Latin America, Mexico and Ecuador are maintained a clear advantage as leaders, with
3.6 Mbps speeds and 3.4 Mbps respectively, and they are the only countries in the region that are in line
with the global average.About a comparative base for the Americas, the average connection speed was
8.7 Mbps US, which grew 31 percent in the third quarter of 2013. While in Canada was 8.2 Mbps.Chile is
located 68th in the list (2.9 Mbps), accompanied by Colombia with the same speed and in Argentina
80, with an average access speed of 2.0 Mbps after an improvement of 33 percent over the last year.
Brasil is located at position 75 with (2.4 Mbps); Peru, 91 (1.7); Uruguay 97 (1.5); followed by Costa Rica,
Venezuela and Bolivia, who are located in the position 126 offering access speed (1.1) .On the other hand,
we notice that the countries with the most unique IP address, have nothing to do with connectivity average
of each country. In this case the USA is the number who leads with an amount of 154,515,420, followed by
China with 113 908 551, Japan with one important difference of 40,794,484 and Germany 38.102.044.
As conclusion (and not based only in this report) we could clearly notice that the denial of service attacks
are still the world's largest Internet problem. Few countries offer reliable protection against these attacks.
Behind our research, we considered that the US will be the best option (at least for now) to accommodate
all our servers. Its infrastructure system combined with the knowledge of our security officers, will allow us
to be safe for future towards constant attacks from any strange package that can come up. Our experts
continue instructing more on the subject every day and closely follow new developments in these techniques.
This has been a brief summary of our great research. We hope to be bringing more information
about this topic in the coming months. A big hello to the whole community.