Frost & Sullivan review the limitations associated with a single-provider approach to MPLS networks and its impact on the enterprise. They examine Virtela's Global Service Fabric - a multi-carrier network approach that provides a best-of-breed global MPLS network solution.
Published By: Preempt
Published Date: Nov 02, 2018
Attackers and malware are increasingly relying on a common set of tools to compromise identities and spread within a network. Tools like Mimikatz accompanied with common administrator tools like PsExec and WMI have become a standard part of an attacker’s arsenal to turn a single machine compromise into a full network breach. In this webinar we will take a look at why some of these tools are traditionally difficult to control, and introduce new countermeasures that let you fight back. In this webinar we will cover:
- An analysis of recent malware and attacks and the tools they used to spread through the network.
- A closer look at the underlying protocols supporting these tools, and the traditional challenges to controlling them.
- Introduce new controls that allow organizations to control NTLM in real-time, block pass-the-hash techniques, and adaptively control the use of NTLM in the network.
- How to gain visibility into PsExec, WMI, and RPC in general and how to create controls t
Can your organization afford to wait until after an attack happens to protect your users and your data?
Perimeter security provides visibility and control for employee activity only when employees remain on a corporate network. What about roaming users who bypass the VPN? Or employees working in cloud applications?
Web gateways only protect employees from threats over web ports 80 and 443. Today’s security must provide comprehensive protection across all ports and protocols to fill the gaps in the security stack.
Hear from Eric Ahlm, Research Director at Gartner and Meg Diaz, Head of Product Marketing for Cisco Umbrella. Eric and Meg will address the challenges companies face as they compare modern convenience with the known risks of relinquishing visibility and control, especially as more sensitive data moves to the cloud.
Join us for the guidance you need to stay ahead of the curve in 2018. We’ll discuss the right answer for protecting data in the digital age.
Social and technological changes are transforming the nature of network traffic, raising network costs and performance issues. Learn how to proactively manage the WAN as new Web protocols, consumer and corporate video and cloud-delivered applications become mainstream.
Advanced evasion techniques, or AETs, are delivery mechanisms used to disguise advanced persistent threats (APTs) and permit them to slip through network security undetected.
AETs work by splitting up malicious payloads into smaller pieces, disguising them, and delivering them simultaneously across multiple and rarely used protocols. Once inside, AETs reassemble to unleash malware and continue an APT attack.
Today’s security appliances and agents must wait until malware reaches the perimeter or endpoint before they can detect or prevent it. OpenDNS arrests attacks earlier in the kill chain. Enforcing security at the DNS layer prevents a malicious IP connection from ever being established or a malicious file from ever being downloaded. This same DNS layer of network security can contain malware and any compromised system from exfiltrating data. Command & control (C2) callbacks to the attacker’s botnet infrastructure are blocked over any port or protocol. Unlike appliances, the cloud service protects devices both on and off the corporate network. Unlike agents, the DNS layer protects every device connected to the network — even IoT. It is the easiest and fastest layer of security to deploy everywhere.
Research and Education (R&E) networks are experiencing a surge in capacity demand as a result of the massive growth of streaming media (Netflix, Facebook, YouTube), growing utilization of public cloud services, and the continued need to support large scientific data file transfers for researchers collaborating around the globe. This increase in traffic is driving many operators to evaluate network backbone upgrades to 100G. Upgrading is necessary but costly. But what if operators could upgrade their R&E networks to 100G for 50 percent less CAPEX investment and extend the life of the existing routers, while actually simplifying the architecture to enable lower operational costs? Download our app note to learn how.
"Demand for more energy continues to increase, putting a lot of pressure on utility companies to upgrade their aging supply infrastructure. This white paper addresses:
>The current status of the electric grid
>Explains why upgrading to a Smart Grid is necessary
>Discusses the importance of the communication network’s role in this migration
>Offers prescriptions for success in a smooth evolutionary path.
Explore ""The Utility of the Future, Considerations for Evolving to a Smart Grid Infrastructure"" by downloading it today. "
"Economic conditions have changed the operating landscape for government and educational organizations. Modern, converged networks utilize advanced optical and Ethernet technologies to form a highly flexible and scalable infrastructure capable of delivering many emerging applications and ready to scale far into the future. Additional benefits of building better networks for state and local governments include:
>Better public service at lower taxpayer cost
>Support for emerging applications
in transportation, public safety,
healthcare, and education
>A graceful technology
migration from legacy to
> Preparation for future, unplanned
Download ""Building Better Networks for State and Local Governments"" to discover more today."
Published By: Brocade
Published Date: Sep 07, 2010
The emerging IP-centric Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) will be essential, allowing the creation of more sophisticated web-enabled communication and collaboration tools which benefit office, mobile and home workers.
Published By: Riverbed
Published Date: Feb 26, 2015
Riverbed® SteelHeadTM SaaS addresses cloud services/software as a service (SaaS) performance challenges by providing an easy-to-deploy optimization solution that meets customer needs for application performance over WAN and Internet connections.
Combining private wide area network (WAN) and public internet optimization, the SteelHead SaaS is a first-of-its-kind solution, which optimizes traffic across the public Internet with Riverbed’s award-winning SteelHead optimization system (formerly RiOS or Riverbed Optimization System) technology to accelerate data and application protocols. SteelHead SaaS delivers optimized performance up to 30x for cloud services/SaaS applications, such as Microsoft Office 365 or Salesforce.com, regardless of where the end user is located.
The demand for (and benefits of) web-based interfaces combined with an increasingly mobile and distributed workforce has exposed inefficiencies inherent in the browser, the network and its protocols, and the data center. These inefficiencies create performance problems for applications that continue to be magnified by emerging technologies like Web 2.0 and SOA. This White Paper details how F5's approach to Application Delivery Networking eliminates the bottlenecks inherent in browsers, in the network, and in the data.
Across organizations from all sectors, the network is becoming more integral to daily operations. This is acutely felt by public sector organizations in the United States, namely federal, state, and local governmental organizations. Public sector organizations contend with the challenge of ensuring the security of highly sensitive data on the network in the midst of uncertain budgets and, in many cases, outdated infrastructure. At the same time, many public sector organizations grapple with a complex web of compliance protocols that must be supported on the network. This Analyst Connection explores the need for network infrastructure upgrades that include "foundational security."
For many organizations, the wide area network (WAN) infrastructure that connects an enterprise’s remote and branch
offices has not changed for decades. Over the years, organizations consolidated many regional data centers into a few
highly available data center locations which meant that remote locations had to connect to centralized applications over
WANs and all internet traffic went through these data centers as well. This introduced bandwidth constraints and latency
issues. The development in WAN optimization provided incremental and measurable improvement in WAN performance
and provided some bandwidth cost containment. However, that technology typically was only deployed at the most
problematic sites that struggled to achieve acceptable levels of performance and user experience. It did not solve all the
issues with WAN connectivity.
WAN infrastructure planning was limited to increases in capacity that were met by provisioning additional carrier MPLS
(multiprotocol label switching)
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: Mar 18, 2016
Over the past few years, new IT infrastructure options for enterprise transactional applications have arisen thanks to numerous improvements in storage processing power and the robustness of networking protocols. SAN protocols are no longer the only option for IT storage administrations. VMware, Hyper-V, SQL, and even SAP and Oracle deployments have taken advantage of the benefits offered by NFS, and more recently SMB 3, network-attached storage (NAS) protocols. However, support for NAS protocols alone is not enough. EMC and Brocade understand that supporting enterprise applications requires delivering enterprise storage and networking capabilities to maximize resiliency and performance.
What if operators could upgrade their R&E networks to 100G for 50 percent less CAPEX investment and extend the life of the existing routers, while actually simplifying the architecture to enable lower operational costs? Download our app note to learn how.