Outsourcing DDOS

Stefan Fouant sfouant at shortestpathfirst.net
Mon Oct 24 20:01:04 UTC 2011

On 10/24/2011 3:53 PM, Christopher Morrow wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 24, 2011 at 3:29 PM, Stefan Fouant
> but... often the cost of scrubbing includes the cost of transit
> to/from the remote provider, which is why 'cheapest' only counts for
> an entire process, NOT for 'lookie, I bought the service!'.
> either way, folks will learn one way or the other which works for them.

I couldn't agree with you more - often times there are unintended costs, 
for example, the operational burden of moving your advertisements 
towards the provider who offers a scrubbing service...

Also the more complex it is to use a particular service, the more likely 
you are to have indirect costs in terms of lost revenue during the outage.

All of these things should be properly vetted well in advance, and the 
additional operational burden should also be factored into the pricing 
equation.  Unfortunately, all too often these additional things aren't 
factored by the bean counters until it's too late.

Stefan Fouant
Technical Trainer, Juniper Networks

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