Global demand for software and systems designed to prevent distributed-denial-of-service attacks will fuel 18.2% annual growth in that part of the cybersecurity sector over the next four years, according to IDC, which estimates the market will reach $870 million by 2017. The analyst firm pointed to a surge in the number of "zombie" computers, which typically serve as the platform for DDoS attacks, while noting the rise of cloud computing and mobile access could increase the risk level for targets such as financial services companies.

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