DDoS Shield:
A Cloud-Based
DDoS Mitigation Solution

Mitigate the effects of unexpected
and unpredictable distributed denial
of service (DDoS) attacks.

Shield yourself from DDoS attacks.

Business growth means more connected devices to your network, and more bandwidth to accommodate users. It also opens the door to increased risk, where attackers move in with sophisticated distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks. 

At Verizon, we understand DDoS attacks, having analyzed many of them in our 2021 Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR). Verizon DDoS Shield is a cloud-based DDoS mitigation service that can tackle today’s most advanced  threats. This DDoS prevention solution can help lift the burden off your team by giving you the intelligence to help distinguish good traffic from bad traffic, and the capacity you need to combat large volume attacks.  

What is DDoS Shield?

DDoS Shield is a cloud-based DDoS mitigation solution that’s built on our highly scalable infrastructure. It works across the enterprise, reducing the impact of high volume attacks, while protecting your IP address space regardless of internet provider.

How does DDoS Shield work?

When under attack, it redirects inbound traffic to scrubbing centers and returns only clean, legitimate traffic to your network. Provided from the cloud, this DDoS prevention service leverages the Verizon Digital Media Service infrastructure, offering you an ever-expanding DDoS mitigation capacity against large-scale attacks. 

Build a Strong DDoS Defense.

DDoS attacks were the most common attack pattern across the nearly 80,000 security incidents analyzed in the 2021 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR). But it’s one of the easiest threats to mitigate effectively. In fact, 95 percent of DDoS incidents in the new DBIR fell between 13 Mbps and 99 Gbps, which is an easily mitigatable range with a robust DDoS mitigation service. See how DDoS Shield helps stop attacks before they take your business offline.

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Features & benefits

DDoS Shield offers a highly-scalable attack mitigation service that helps you tackle today’s sophisticated and high volume DDoS attacks. It works across your enterprise environment to alleviate the burden on your network and perimeter systems, and helps maintain continued availability to your customers. Other features and benefits include:

  • Highly scalable. Defends against even the largest recorded DDoS traffic volumes
  • 24x7 support. Security Operations Center (SOC) DDoS experts available via phone or email
  • Flexible terms. Meet business needs with flat monthly fees and add-on services 
  • Carrier-agnostic. Protect all customer traffic, regardless of carrier or ISP


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