To support business continuity, many
organizations eagerly avoid putting all their
eggs in one basket.
Understanding the critical role of last-mile
connectivity and always-available Internet
access, savvy firms utilize redundant wide
area network (WAN) and Internet connections
from multiple service providers to ensure
network availability in addition to load
balancing. Despite the good intentions,
their Internet connectivity risks may still be
in a single basket. That is because internet
service providers (ISPs) and competitive local
exchange carriers (CLECs) may operate using
leased network infrastructure from the same
incumbent local exchange carrier (ILEC).
Customers have grown accustomed to high speeds and reliable connectivity. One second of network delay when accessing website, mobile app, or application service can increase your bounce rate and even decrease your customer’s trust in your brand.
The typical business pain points per the above scenario are always like:
Latency – While, latency problems caused by geographic distance are impossible to solve on the public Internet;
Availability – Packet loss and complaints from customers can prevent you from increasing your user base;
Cost - The growth of your user base and your business needs both outpace your IT budget.
Security - Connections over the public Internet are vulnerable to DDoS attacks and other threats.
This whitepaper describes:
• Challenges that Magic Video faced before implementing Alibaba Cloud’s solutions
• How Alibaba Cloud’s solutions help Magic Video build a global hybrid enterprise network, accelerate content delivery of the application, and maximize bandwidth?
Many businesses are adopting a multi-cloud infrastructure. However, managing data and communication between multiple cloud environments is often challenging and complex. Therefore, companies often try to find a technical partner that can help them. Companies with on-premise data centers need some type of interconnect to access their products and services hosted on the cloud. The traditional Virtual Private Network (VPN) connection method usually can’t meet enterprise speed,stability, security, and compliance requirements.This whitepaper describes the challenges that companies face when building dedicated connections between different cloud environments and how Alibaba Cloud’s Express Connect is the perfect solution for them
Bandwidth. Speed. Throughput. These terms are not interchangeable. They are
interrelated concepts in data networking that help measure capacity, the time
it takes to get from one point to the next and the actual amount of data
you’re receiving, respectively.
When you buy an Internet connection from Spectrum Enterprise, you’re buying
a pipe between your office and the Internet with a set capacity, whether it is
25 Mbps, 10 Gbps, or any increment in between. However, the bandwidth we
provide does not tell the whole story; it is the throughput of the entire system
that matters. Throughput is affected by obstacles, overhead and latency,
meaning the throughput of the system will never equal the bandwidth of your
The good news is that an Internet connection from Spectrum Enterprise is
engineered to ensure you receive the capacity you purchase; we proactively
monitor your bandwidth to ensure problems are dealt with promptly, and
we are your advocates across the Internet w
The modern digital experience is very much a visual experience. It's through images that we tell our stories, market our products, impart news, and entertain — and forge an emotional connection with our customers. However, delivering today's increasingly image-rich experiences is fraught with complexity. It requires dozens of renditions to optimize an image for all the devices that customers are using, not to mention their current network connection. Without an automated system, it's a daunting task. Dynamic imaging technology is the solution.
Endpoint devices continue to be one of the favorite targets for cyberattacks.
A successfully compromised laptop provides a foothold for a
threat to move laterally and infect other endpoints within the organization.
To address this critical vulnerability, security leaders must integrate
endpoint security into their broader network security architecture. A
deep connection between endpoint and network security offers key
improvements to holistic enterprise protection. It provides risk-based
visibility of all endpoint devices, establishes policy-based access controls,
enables real-time threat intelligence sharing, and automates security
responses and workflows for effective and efficient protection that
conserves time and money.
To learn how to improve business agility and service delivery via an open, agile network, get our eBook on virtualization. Find out how to bridge the physical and virtual worlds and simplify connections across multiple data centers.
Virtualized Evolved Packet Core (vEPC) is a major breakthrough in network function virtualization (NFV). When
asked where they have deployed NFV in production networks, communication service providers (CSPs) consistently name vEPC as one of the top answers. Why is that?
In order to maximize their processing capacity, CSPs virtualize a subset of their network applications, including
mobile edge computing (MEC), base stations (small/macro
cells) and the mobile core, because these systems use a
The mobile packet core builds the foundation of the core
network on which mobile CSPs offer IP-based services to
their customers. Implementing vEPC solutions can help
CSPs obtain the scale necessary to accommodate growing
numbers of subscribers and large amounts of traffic or
connections while controlling costs and improving on quality of experience (QoE). In the past, evolved packet core
(EPC) solutions were deployed on purpose-built hardware.
NFV enables operators to deploy EPC c
FlashBlade fabric modules implement a unified network that connects all blades to each other and to the data center network. With full connectivity, all blades can serve as client connection endpoints, as authorities that process client requests, and as storage managers that transfer data to and from flash and NVRAM.
Your users, especially when working outside of the office, no longer need to always connect to the corporate network to get work done. They often connect directly to SaaS apps. And, let’s face it, employees also don’t turn on the VPN if they’re using their work laptop for personal use — which means they’re left with very little security protection.
Plus, many organizations are now using direct internet connections at branch offices, which means employees and guest users don’t get the protection of your traditional security stack. Not only are more offices connecting directly to the internet — it’s estimated that 70% of branch offices already have some direct internet access — but attackers recognize these weak points in their targets and have started exploiting them more.
To solve these new challenges, security controls must also shift to the cloud. This in-depth white paper describes how security must evolve to protect users anywhere they access the internet.
Published By: Lookout
Published Date: Mar 28, 2018
Mobile devices have rapidly become ground zero for a wide spectrum of risk that includes malicious targeted attacks on devices and network connections, a range of malware families, non-compliant apps that leak data, and vulnerabilities in device operating systems or apps.
Read the four mobile security insights CISOs must know to prepare for a strategic conversation with the CEO and board about reducing mobile risks and the business value associated with fast remediation of mobile security incidents.
“It’s not what you know. It’s who you know.”
We’ve all heard the phrase. We all understand there’s truth to it. But ask yourself: would you recommend
or hire everyone you know? No way.
Having the right connections is important to advancing your career. But it’s only half the battle.
What really creates opportunity is defining your personal brand to your employer, to your network, to the
market. It’s taking that moment when you make a great impression and scaling it to the larger world.
This guide presents different approaches real professionals are using to build their brands. You’ll see tips
and strategies that you can use to become an in-demand finance leader, including a system we developed
called the ROLE Model of personal branding.
In the age of effortless connection, cultivating a personal brand is essential. It’s not just who you know.
It’s what they know you can do.
Published By: Forcepoint
Published Date: Aug 31, 2018
Your company is only as agile, connected and secure as its networks are. But making changes to your networks can feel risky, since improving security often means harming connectivity and vice versa. Even still, if your networking approach is inconsistent or labor intensive, it’s probably time for a change.
Modernizing the Distributed Enterprise Network investigates how Forcepoint NGFW is changing the status quo and enabling digital transformation efforts:
Enterprise-grade SD-WAN connectivity. Deploy and operate connections between more than 1,000 sites from a single console
Security. Top-rated security that doesn’t impede performance and reliability
Ease of Deployment and Operation. Built specifically for true, centralized manageability, even at enterprise scale
Future-Proof Agility and Flexibility. Adapts to different environments seamlessly
Read Modernizing the Distributed Enterprise Network and take the first step toward true network efficiency.
Organizations are looking to SDN to improve network agility by incorporating network automation in cloud computing platforms. So far the focus of SDN has been on L2-L3 switching and routing services. However applications don’t just need network connections. They also need L4-L7 network services.
Published By: Riverbed
Published Date: Apr 12, 2017
AWS makes it simple to set up cloud-based resources. But do you have secure, high-capacity, high-performance connectivity to and between AWS cloud instances? That’s where Riverbed comes in. Riverbed’s SD-WAN solution enables cloud migration and performance, all managed via quick and simple workflows.
Register for the upcoming webinar to experience a fundamentally new approach to networking, with real users sharing their experience in addition to a joint customer, OpenEye that has saved time and money by utilizing this approach to cloud networking.
OpenEye Scientific Software leveraged Riverbed SteelConnect to very quickly and easily establish secure connections to and between AWS VPCs, saving hours of network administration time.
Primary internet connections fail for a variety of reasons: severe weather, downed poles and lines or simply heavier than usual network congestion. Business continuity solutions provide businesses with back-up internet access via a cellular network when primary Wide Area Network (WAN) connections fail or are over-loaded. These solutions enable businesses to:
Maintain seamless, uninterrupted access to the internet
Process credit card transactions
Access to important information stored online
This paper will provide an overview of business continuity solutions, examples of in-use scenarios and a path to adoption in an easy to understand and digestible way. Download now.
Published By: Symantec
Published Date: Dec 13, 2017
Symantec Endpoint Protection Mobile (SEP Mobile) offers the most comprehensive, highly accurate and effective mobile threat defense solution, delivering superior depth of threat intelligence to predict and detect an extensive range of existing and unknown threats. SEP Mobile’s predictive technology uses a layered approach that leverages massive crowdsourced threat intelligence, in addition to both device- and server-based analysis, to proactively protect mobile devices from malware, network threats, and app/OS vulnerability exploits, with or without an Internet connection.
By applying best practices, many best-run businesses have achieved a competitive edge from consolidating and modernising their EDI, B2B and file transfer environments - including their SAP processes. Learn their secret!
Virtualization and the cloud have effectively become mandates for IT. Though we are still somewhat early in the virtualization and cloud lifecycles, it's quite clear that these two technologies are going to become major, if not dominant models of IT.
Flying blind at 100G
It might go something like this: Your company is a voracious consumer of bandwidth – perhaps a very large enterprise, a research lab, or a service or content provider of some description. Today you are running multiple 10Gbps network connections in the core of your network, but these links are rapidly approaching capacity. An upgrade in the not-too-distant future to 40/100G ultra-high-speed links now looks inevitable.
Published By: Forcepoint
Published Date: Apr 19, 2018
Digital transformation is important in today’s hyper-competitive world. But successful digital transformation requires a new approach, combining agile, direct-to-cloud connectivity, strong security anywhere your systems touch the internet, and the ability to control and manage it all efficiently.
If your networking approach is inconsistent or labor intensive, it’s time for a change. You need the strongest security possible that doesn’t get in the way of connectivity, fast internet connections to support the use of cloud apps like Office 365 (without relying on MPLS), and a sensible way to control and manage it all efficiently.
Read “Modernizing the Distributed Enterprise Network” to learn how Forcepoint NGFW supports digital transformation efforts both now and in the future—all within a single solution.
Cisco estimates that the Internet of Everything (IoE) — the networked connection of people, process, data, and things — will generate $19 trillion in Value at Stake for the private and public sectors combined between 2013 and 2022. More than 42 percent of this value — $8 trillion — will come from one of IoE’s chief enablers, the Internet of Things (IoT).
Gain an Edge by Taking Analytics to the Edge!
The old world of collaboration—desktops, wired network connections, virtual private networks, and clunky software—has given way to a new world of collaboration. Today’s generation of mobile devices, wireless technologies, and cloud capabilities has had an inexorable and fundamental impact on how people work together and share information. Collaboration is now device- and network-agnostic. It’s not just about being able to work anywhere and anytime, it’s about being able to connect to any document at any time. Read this CIO white paper to learn how to bridge the gap in the modern world.