Malicious hackers are becoming more sophisticated, often involving organized crime and even foreign governments. As mobile devices and applications continue to permeate businesses and society as a whole, the magnitude of the security threats grows exponentially. As a result, IT experts are predicting that 2015 will be the worst year on record as it pertains to IT security breaches.
Published By: Gigamon
Published Date: Oct 15, 2015
The Impact of Virtualization on the Evolving Security Threat Landscape - IT Security teams continue to mitigate security threats with traditional security devices. But virtualization has caused the enterprise to explore new ways to extend the reach of security tools into the virtual infrastructure. With today’s distributed
application architecture that led to the growth in East-West traffic inside the hypervisor, security architects are looking for more
efficient ways to gain visibility to that traffic on behalf of their existing and next-generation security appliances, such as IDS/IPS, Web server security, integrity monitoring and malware inspection, along with several other tools.
Published By: Vormetric
Published Date: Jul 28, 2016
Vormetric Application Encryption reduces the complexity and costs associated with meeting this requirement, simplifying the process of adding encryption capabilities to existing applications. This architecture paper goes into detail of the security model, best practices, APIs, and offers a sample application encryption library.
New technologies used in Web 2.0 applications have increased the volume and complexity of network traffic internal to organizations and at Internet gateways. More than ever, it's important for businesses to deploy new methods of monitoring and controlling these Internet-based applications in order to discover and mitigate hidden security threats.
These days, most well-developed organizations use a collection of several technologies, methodologies and products to protect their networks and computers from a particular threat. While no single technology guarantees security, application whitelisting covers situations not addressed by firewalls or antivirus utilities. This paper focuses on how application whitelisting can effectively be used as an important layer in your security scenario. It examines other security layers as well, and demonstrates how whitelisting compliments and augments existing defenses
Published By: Infortrend
Published Date: Feb 16, 2011
In this White Paper, IDC discusses the reasons for ongoing data growth within organizations and examines a number of technology approaches that can help IT departments manage the costs associated with provisioning storage more effectively. Understanding what drives the growth of data, the challenges inherent with existing practices for provisioning new storage and the economic impact of the low utilization rates for storage found in most enterprises will help businesses in assessing the right approach to their next storage acquisition, in light of the change in economic dynamics and the looming threat of a storage management meltdown. IT departments have several primary concerns about storage infrastructure:
* Ensuring application and data availability
* Limiting downtime, both scheduled and unscheduled
* Ensuring data security and integrity
* Reducing the initial acquisition and ongoing costs associated with storage
* Managing storage resources and their utilization levels
* Addressing the complexities within the storage environment
All of these issues are of great concern to IT departments and, if not handled correctly, can lead to challenges for the business. Since many IT departments are concerned with these issues, we can begin to understand the many challenges faced when it is time to provision new storage capacity, be it for a new application or to cater for the growth in data from existing applications or users.
Published By: Webroot
Published Date: Jun 17, 2011
This paper discusses the new generation of web security offerings provided by service providers in the cloud, where protection is ap¬plied at the point where the threats are being seen-that is, directed at web-based applications. In taking the protection nearer to the threats, organizations can benefit from vastly improved internet security as the threats are stopped before they ever reach the network. This paper discusses the reality of web-based threats today, and discusses the drivers for cloud-based computing and the benefits that organizations will see from use of a dedicated service provider for handling functions that are necessary, but that are not a core compe¬tence of the organization
Zero Trust is an alternative security model that addresses the shortcomings of failing perimeter-centric strategies by removing the assumption of trust. With Zero Trust there is no default trust for any entity—including users, devices, applications, and packets—regardless of what it is and its location on or relative to the corporate network. This paper discusses the need for a Zero Trust approach to network security, how the Palo Alto Networks® next-generation security platform delivers on these requirements, and provides guidance on how to progressively migrate to a Zero Trust architecture.
Published By: AirTight
Published Date: Oct 22, 2014
AirTight's Mojo Studio goes well beyond just enterprise grade WiFi access to provide a full suite of cloud-based WLAN applications and services for enterprises and MSPs including the latest in network management, troubleshooting, analytics, security, and social Wi-Fi.
Detects vulnerabilities throughout your infrastructure by scanning network devices, servers, web applications and databases, helps assess your security posture and provides remediation steps to help reduce risk and security operations costs.
Published By: AccelOps
Published Date: Jun 27, 2013
Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) has had a solid, three-year history tracking AccelOps, a pioneering software developer that enables network and security administrators to
monitor performance, availability and events with just one application. They found that AccelOps customers are enjoying unique benefits in terms of time to value, scope of
value, and cohesiveness in performance and security management thanks to the AccelOps’s premium on pragmatic innovations. This report provides a current view of
AccelOps’ capabilities in industry context, including interview excerpts with three AccelOps customers. Learn how AccelOps can help your business!
Published By: AccelOps
Published Date: Jun 27, 2013
Companies rely on the data center and IT to provide mission-critical services, like email, Web, and voice. However, assuring service delivery and reliability becomes increasingly difficult as growth in data center virtualization, remote access, cloud-based
applications, and outsourced service technologies fuel operational complexity. To improve service reliability, organizations must be able to see and manage all aspects of
performance, availability, and security related to that service.
Find out how the combination of discovery, data aggregation, correlation, out-of-the-box analytics, data management, and reporting can yield a single pane of glass into data center and IT operations and services.
Silver Peak gives enterprises and service providers the flexibility to securely connect users to applications via the most cost-effective source of connectivity available. With Silver Peak’s WAN solutions, customers can augment or replace MPLS networks with secure broadband Internet connectivity, (often referred to as an SD-WAN) while dramatically reducing WAN costs and complexity. Customers benefit from unprecedented levels of visibility, control and security over all traffic traversing the WAN, while improving application and network performance. With Silver Peak, sites can be rapidly and non-disruptively extended, moved, or changed as business demands evolve.
Enterprise IT is changing. It’s evolving from a rigid, static, manually configured and managed architecture to one where connectivity is dynamic, application services are on demand, and processes are automated. Enterprise networking is evolving along with IT. This has been evident in the past several years in initiatives such as enterprise digitization and as-a-service consumption models, as well as their enablers, including BYOD, IoT and cloud. Add to this, all of the security implications of each initiative. The evolution of IT requires a network that evolves along with IT’s changing requirements – a network that continuously adapts to ever-changing security threats, and evolving digitization, mobility, IoT and cloud requirements.
Published By: Limelight
Published Date: Feb 16, 2018
Websites are indispensable for many companies to build their profits, but as the threat of cyber attacks increases, websites can also be a serious risk factor. Therefore companies need to simultaneously develop both the convenience and security of websites. This whitepaper outlines the optimal solution for smartly achieving these two aims at the same time.
Published By: Limelight
Published Date: Feb 16, 2018
DDoS attacks have long been known as the main form of cyber attack risk. “The Financial Inspection Manual” revised by the Japanese government’s Financial Services Agency in April 2015, identifies the risk of "DDoS attacks", and the need to take countermeasures is strongly emphasized. Other government agencies also acknowledge the frequency and severity of DDoS attacks. However, a clear method to completely prevent DDoS attacks has not been established yet. Why is that? What are the best measures that companies can take at the present time?
This White paper looks at how system complexity is increasing, though enterprises deploy more applications to more
endpoints than ever before. Hackers have evolved
from isolated sociopaths into highly organised
groups relying on leading-edge technology.
Finally, IT budgets are growing, albeit slowly:
International Data Corp. (IDC) expects budgets
to increase 3.4% in 2017. So many CIOs are
struggling to find the resources needed to ward
Cloud computing helps IT executives meet
these conflicting objectives. These solutions are
designed on a modern architecture, one much
more fluid than premises-based systems. In
addition, cloud is better able to handle threats
than legacy systems.
To be successful,
CIOs need to overcome their traditional
security (on premises is best) mindset, and
hand management of their most important
applications over to a cloud provider.
Published By: Rackspace
Published Date: Mar 28, 2018
Many businesses want to realize the power of Google Cloud Platform (GCP) without having to incur the challenge and expense of managing it themselves. Some businesses lack the technical expertise or capacity to operate cloud infrastructure, tools and applications while others may have the ability but choose to maintain focus on their core business. Many larger businesses are on a multi-phased journey to the cloud, requiring transition and management services that can adapt to an evolving set of needs. Rackspace Managed Services for Google Cloud Platform is the answer for businesses facing these challenges. As Google’s first Premier Managed Services Partner, Rackspace blends technology and automation plus human expertise to deliver ongoing architecture, security and 24x7x365 operations backed by GCP-certified engineers and architects.
With the rate of cloud spending predicted to outpace overall IT spending six to one over the next few years, organizations are rightly concerned about ensuring that applications in the cloud enjoy the same level of security as apps deployed in data centers. Using the public cloud does alter your attack surface area—and leveraging multiple public and private clouds (aka multi-cloud) does so even more. Some threats get bigger, some get smaller. Some even go away, or at least drift out of your control, while new threats should move front and center in your security thinking.
In the face of all the challenges presented by the accelerating pace of application development and everexpanding options for deployment, IT organizations are changing how they deliver services. Traditional manual approaches are simply too slow to keep up. Yet, when application teams attempt to circumvent IT in order to speed up deployment, security, performance, and longterm manageability suffer.
To get the most out of your multi-cloud deployments, you need to fundamentally rethink how you deliver the right application services that meet current and future needs, consistently across every cloud. Standardization is key. If too much is changing too quickly, start with standardization. As your organization evolves, you will be better positioned to take the next step in making those standardized services accessible to developers through
the automation toolchains they rely on.
Published By: Genesys
Published Date: Feb 27, 2018
Everyone says they’re “in the cloud,” but most technology leaders would agree that not all clouds are created equal. When evaluating a cloud contact center solution for your business, it’s important to understand the difference between a true Cloud 2.0 application and traditional software, including which features to look for and why those features are important.
Download this eBook and learn:
• How a true Cloud 2.0 model is built to provide levels of reliability, scalability, flexibility and security that far exceed those of previous generations
• The benefits of utilizing a platform built on microservices architecture
• How to take your business to the next level with a built to scale cloud contact center platform
A range of application security tools was developed to support the efforts to secure the enterprise from the threat posed by insecure applications. But in the ever-changing landscape of application security, how does an organization choose the right set of tools to mitigate the risks their applications pose to their environment? Equally important, how, when, and by whom are these tools used most effectively?
Today, when you make decisions about information technology (IT) security priorities, you must often strike a careful balance between business risk, impact, and likelihood of incidents, and the costs of prevention or cleanup. Historically, the most well-understood variable in this equation was the methods that hackers used to disrupt or invade the system.
Countless studies and analyst recommendations suggest the value of improving security during the software development life cycle rather than trying to address vulnerabilities in software discovered after widespread adoption and deployment. The justification is clear.For software vendors, costs are incurred both directly and indirectly from security flaws found in their products. Reassigning development resources to create and distribute patches can often cost software vendors millions of dollars, while successful exploits of a single vulnerability have in some cases caused billions of dollars in losses to businesses worldwide. Vendors blamed for vulnerabilities in their product's source code face losses in credibility, brand image, and competitive advantage.
The Business Case for Data Protection, conducted by Ponemon Institute and sponsored by Ounce Labs, is the first study to determine what senior executives think about the value proposition of corporate data protection efforts within their organizations. In times of shrinking budgets, it is important for those individuals charged with managing a data protection program to understand how key decision makers in organizations perceive the importance of safeguarding sensitive and confidential information.