In 2012 OpenFlow discussions turned into SDN ones. Related although different in significant ways, both OpenFlow and SDN drove a significant level of attention in the networking industry as Nicira’s Acquisition and Cisco’s moves served to establish the commercial value of SDN. In 2013, we are witnessing serious momentum in terms of discussions and start-ups around SDN. However, the questions remain as to which solutions will be successful and which solutions will become available in the market place first?read more
It’s no secret application delivery controller (ADC) services are often perceived as complex to master and administer. Although they may use the latest ADC device, many ADC deployments only use basic layer 4 load balancing. It can be challenging to find an ADC champion who can really take advantage of the most advanced capabilities of an application delivery solution and maximize its business benefits.read more
During last week’s RSA conference in San Francisco, I gave a lecture titled "Stock Exchanges in the Line of Fire – Morphology of Cyber Attacks." Based predominantly on my experience as part of Radware’s Emergency Response Team (ERT) that provides 24/7 DDoS attack mitigation support, I focused on three specific topics:read more
Brad Casemore is Research Director for IDC’s Datacenter Networks practice and is a featured guest blogger.
Cloud computing requires a datacenter network and corresponding network services that are more flexible and responsive than traditional datacenter network architectures. Responding to that need, software-defined networking (SDN) has emerged as a means of realizing network virtualization and network programmability, while also ensuring that the network can deliver the virtualized network and security services that are essential to the provision of scalable multi-tenant services.read more
While most attacks are detected and mitigated on-premise, attacks that require greater scale are diverted and mitigated in the cloud. Now, you can stop considering the pros and cons of an on-premise security solution versus one that operates in the cloud.read more
As their revenues decline and mobile carriers continue to struggle with the increasing traffic demand from their customers, Long Term Evolution (LTE) looks like a good candidate to reduce the cost per bit. I recently read a nice analysis from Deloitte that claims that 2013 will be a strong year for LTE adoption, predicting that more than 200 operators in 75 countries will launch LTE networks alongside their existing HSxPA networks. With a diverse range of LTE handsets and tablets available in the consumer market, overall LTE subscription is expected to exceed 200 million clients.read more
Imagine the following scenario: You’re a hosting company and you receive a call from one of the largest banks in the United States informing you that they are currently experiencing a cyber attack. Why are they calling you? The attack is coming from your servers.read more