CIOs want harmony. Security directors loathe point products. Network operations won’t buy into anything new. CIOs can get the harmony they need around DDoS mitigation by extending the F5 Application Delivery Controller into a hybrid solution: on-premises with a new cloud component.

DDoS attacks are constantly changing. While the objective of the attack is still to cause a service outage, attacks and attackers are becoming more sophisticated. The motivation behind the attacks is increasingly financial or political–with more serious consequences for the targeted victims. High-profile organizations, such as financial institutions, governments, and service providers, continue to be targets. But a rising number of everyday businesses also report DDoS attacks. The escalating incidence and severity of these attacks has made DDoS expertise a high priority for many a CIO when searching LinkedIn profiles. The problem CIOs face now is how to choose a solution.