Radware at Amazon Re:Invent

If you’re attending this week’s AWS re:Invent, check out our session on Alteon VA for AWS at AWS Marketplace – Booth 228 at 2:15 pm on Thursday, November 13, 2014. At the session, we’ll discuss and demonstrate Alteon VA for AWS.

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How Cloud Migration and Pay-Per-Use Can Solve Your Network Infrastructure SIZING Challenge

During the past year, I have had a few conversations with the CIO of one of our e-commerce customers in Europe. And like many online shops, his company was challenged by seasonal peaks of web traffic. I have often heard about these seasonal peaks, but I could never grasp how high they can go and their cost implications to an organization!

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NFV Application Delivery, Revisited

About half a year ago I wrote about the adoption of next-generation technologies in the virtual/cloud data center, and focused on Network Function Virtualization (NFV). As more and more network architects and professionals talk recently about NFV, I think it is a good time to revisit NFV and reflect on its concepts and the value it brings.

Today, operators are constantly seeking solutions and standards to simplify their network operation, increase its agility, reduce implementation time of new and advanced network functions, and reduce their TCO. That’s why they are pushing the telecommunication industry to standardize network equipment by using commercially-of-the-shelf (COTS) servers and running advanced network function software on them.

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Coming to the OpenStack Summit in Paris? Join my seminars

Infrastructure-as-a-Service based clouds and, in particular, OpenStack have matured.  This state of maturity involves “enterprise-grade” capabilities, in terms of features and manageability, which can be delivered as a service.  This, and many other topics, will be discussed and analyzed at length during next week’s OpenStack Summit in Paris, where I have the pleasure of speaking at two seminars.

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Speed, Showrooming, and the “Creepiness Line”: My Top 6 Takeaways from the 2014 Shop.org Summit

At Radware, we care about making our customers’ websites and web-based applications as secure, fast, and reliable as possible. When I go to conferences and events, this is the lens through which I view every session I attend and every conversation I have.

Earlier this month, I had the privilege of being invited to lead a round table at the annual Shop.org Summit in Seattle. The Summit is one of the largest and most important ecommerce conferences in the world. If you work in the online retail space, it’s a must-attend event.

As always, I learned at least as much as I shared with others. Here are my top six takeaways.

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Les Assises 2014 Conference Takeaways, Building a Yellow Brick Road in France

Recently, I had the good fortune to be invited to present the keynote speech at the 2014 Les Assises Security Conference held in the beautiful city state of Monaco. Les Assises is the largest information-security gathering in France and year-in and year-out it proves to be not only a huge information sharing opportunity, but also a time of self-reflection and strategy affirmation for the thousands of security executives that attend.

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CVE 2014-3566 POODLE: A New Vulnerability

Radware’s Emergency Response Team (ERT) is reporting a new vulnerability published under CVE 2014-3566 named POODLE (Padding Oracle on Downgraded Legacy Encryption). This SSLv3 POODLE vulnerability can force a client to negotiate SSLv3 instead of TLS and then carry out BEAST (Browser Exploit Against SSL/TLS) attacks to obtain information from an encrypted stream.

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REPORT: State of the Union for Ecommerce Page Speed & Web Performance [Fall 2014]

Cyber Monday is just around the corner, and early predictions point to holiday ecommerce sales hitting an all-time record of $72 billion. But retailers know that competition for this ecommerce spend will also be at an all-time high. Many will leverage aggressive strategies, ranging from rich visuals to geo-targeting campaigns, to earn their share of the holiday retail pie. These strategies, however, can come with a significant performance price tags, making pages slow to render — and ultimately driving away consumers.

Today at Radware, we’ve released our latest research into the performance of the world’s most popular ecommerce sites. Our research answers the question: In the fight to offer shoppers the richest possible content, are retailers helping or hurting the user experience?

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