During the past year, we have become numb to the sheer outrage of cyber-attacks and the devastating impacts they have left in our wake. In fact, I still hear today an incredible amount of dismissive words to ascribe the attacks as “nuances” or “disturbances,” which is clearly anything but the case for the organizations that are battling the attacks and tallying the financial losses of such events.read more
Last week, I was able to attend AWS re:Invent, and it was great. Not only was I able to attend one of the largest events for cloud computing, but I also learned about innovative technology powering the AWS eco-system, I met great people such as AWS customers, AWS partners and AWS personnel. Most importantly, I was there to speak about Radware’s Alteon VA for the AWS Marketplace.read more
It gives me great pleasure to share with you that Radware has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the Leaders Quadrant for its Application Delivery Controllers in the October 30, 2013 Magic Quadrant. If you’re not quite familiar with the report, let me just point out that it is of top importance to decision makers among enterprise, carrier, and cloud data centers when considering buying an ADC/load balancer. If you didn’t have the chance to review the report, you can access it here.read more
The revised Payment Cards Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS) that was released last Thursday did not provide any ground breaking news regarding the requirement for the protection of publicly facing web-applications against vulnerabilities and web-application attacks.read more
Jared Stauffer is the founder and CEO of Brinkster and is a featured guest blogger.
I have often joked with people that if you wanted to, you could be gone at a conference every week of the year. The trick is – finding the conferences that will truly add value and not be a complete waste of your time.read more
Mobile users have high expectations. Two out of three shoppers expect pages to load in four seconds or less on their smartphones (and three seconds on their tablets). Google recently raised that bar in the latest version of their mobile development guidelines, stating that sites should deliver “above the fold” content in less than one second.
Our annual mobile performance report, the 2013 State of the Union for Mobile Ecommerce Performance, released today, poses the question: How do the top 100 retail websites measure up to these expectations?
In my last article about Bots and Scrapers for abuse, we explored some of the issues surrounding scripts and bots for abusing retailers. Recently, more light has been shed upon even more abuse coming to the Web in the form of aggressive API’s and bots to automate Web processes. Beyond competitors and price index advantages, people are using bots for profits and personal advantages.read more
Every year, the shopping cart abandonment rate climbs during the holiday season, with analysts expecting to see a peak of 88% in 2013. An estimated one out of five of those carts are abandoned due to slow performance.
This post outlines how much retailers lose due to slow checkout pages, four common performance culprits, and what site owners can do to speed up the transaction process for their customers.read more