Meet Radware’s New Commercial-Grade Attack Mitigation Platform – Built to Defeat the Largest Cyberattacks

Modern cyberattacks are sophisticated and are often launched over long periods of time.  The complexity of these attack campaigns can result in attack detection and mitigation algorithms becoming less effective.  This in turn, can create an increased need for talent and staffing as well as drive large processing needs for service providers and large enterprises.

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Can a CDN Stop Cyber-Attacks?

In previous articles, we’ve reviewed content delivery networks (CDNs) from a variety of security perspectives – from how hackers have used them as weapons of DDoS to how bad actors can use free services to create astronomical billing issues.  CDNs are often used as a mask, to levy API abuse and web reflector attacks that plague the Internet via bots and scrapers.  Today, it is estimated that 65% of the traffic on the Internet is from such abuse.  If you were to reflect on that idea, would you think that a CDN can protect you?  That is the falsehood that is often believed.

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SDN Use Cases: Myths and Realities

Jim Frey is Vice President of Research, Network Management for Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) and is a featured guest blogger.

There were a lot of promises made when software-defined networking (SDN) first came onto the scene, and while some real benefits have been experienced, not all promises have been realized, or were even realistic. Such is commonly the case with new technologies: the initial hype exceeds the reality of the situation, but usually there are reasons to hold firm to the trend and take advantage of what the technology does deliver successfully.  

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Welcome To the Age of the Constant Attack

Time has a way of changing our perspective on things. New experiences and the evolution of everything around us can’t help but cause us to reconsider past ideas and outlooks. It is a truism of life that extends into many areas, including the way we look at IT.

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Vote by February 23rd for Radware’s OpenStack Vancouver Session Submissions

Voting is open and Radware session submissions for the OpenStack Summit Vancouver are in!
If you’re registered on https://www.openstack.org you can vote until Monday February 23rd.

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Stick or Carrot? Obama Calls for Public/Private Sector Cyber-Security Collaboration

Last Friday, President Obama continued his efforts of advancing cyber-security as a national priority. In a speech at Stanford University in the heart of Silicon Valley, the President emphasized the importance of collaboration between the public and private sectors to an audience of students, consumer-oriented companies, and representatives of the technology sector.

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How Mobile Operators Feel About Their Cyber Attack Risk

In the recent Light Reading webinar “Dealing with DDoS Application Threats in Mobile Networks,” Senior Heavy Reading Analyst Patrick Donegan and I discussed the increased frequency of application-based attacks in the mobile network. Leveraging Heavy Reading survey data and pointing to real examples, we sought to demonstrate just how vulnerable the network and mobile devices can become to DDoS attacks, especially as LTE scales.

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The Growing Role of the ADC

Radware recently commissioned Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) to conduct an extensive research project examining application delivery controller (ADC) trends and roles as well as the future strategies of today’s leading enterprises. 

Two hundred and forty-three IT professionals working at enterprise organizations (i.e. >1,000 employees and >$500M in annual revenue) have been interviewed and the results are in.  Research of this scope is relevant for many reasons, but I found it especially valuable because some findings were surprising, while others, strengthened trends that were already known.  It’s important to note that our survey respondents came from various industries and were based in North America and a whopping 85% stated that they make or approve purchase decisions. 

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