Akamai Report Finds Key Changes to State of the Internet

By Sean M. Kerner  |  Posted 2014-10-07

Akamai's second-quarter State of the Internet Report provides a wealth of information on the current status of Internet security and bandwidth. The report shows that many of the same high-level trends seen in the first quarter of the year are continuing, though there are certainly some key changes. In terms of attack traffic, China continues to lead the list, at 43 percent of all attacks seen by Akamai, though Indonesia has grown significantly, now representing 15 percent of attack traffic. One new trend this quarter was the prevalence of attacks against server port 80, doubling from the first quarter of 2014. There was also an increase in Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) reflection attacks. Not all of the news in the new report was bad, however. Akamai reported fewer distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks in the second quarter than in the first. The SOTI report also provides insight into current bandwidth speeds on the Internet, which continue to rise. In the second quarter of 2014, the average peak connection speed was 25.4M bps, up 20 percent from 1Q14. In this slide show, eWEEK takes a look at some of the key findings in the report.


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