Originating from ARPANET back in the 70’s, the Darknet is essentially an overlay network, which applies strong privacy and encryption practices. I am often asked what’s the difference between Surface vs. Deep vs. Dark Web, so let me put it as simply as I can – and then let’s examine their relationship and contribution to cyber-attack campaigns that take place more frequently.
Today’s Internet Service Providers (ISPs) invest money and effort in ensuring that the Internet links they provide to their customers work properly. But is the investment delivering? Let’s do a reality check and review some common myths related to Internet connectivity – and see if there is really any truth behind them.
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.
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.
Last week I had the pleasure of co-hosting an InformationWeek webinar with Jim Metzler, a distinguished Research Fellow and also the Co-Founder at Ashton Metzler & Associates – whom I’ve known for years from various industry events and conferences. The webinar had over 400 participants and discussed why ensuring the SLA of websites and internal business-critical applications is extremely important to business functions and IT organizations. We also spoke about how Radware solutions can be utilized to deliver, monitor and manage application SLA, as well as drive web performance optimization, even during a cyber attack.
In nearly every country I traveled to in the past two quarters, the same vision repeated itself: giant billboards promoting 4G mobile services — that are already commercially available! It seems that Long Term Evolution (LTE) keeps gaining momentum, exhibiting unprecedented mobile traffic demand and setting more stringent cost-effectiveness requirements to mobile and wire-line service providers. The result? Today, more than ever, mobile operators require their networks to be more flexible, programmable, and — smart.
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.
Mobility is without a doubt, a big part of the IT landscape. As employees increasingly use enterprise applications (such as CRM, ERP and HR applications) while on the go, the enterprise workforce has become more mobile. Adding to this, employees utilize their own mobiles devices for application access (BYOD – “bring your own device”), which means an increase in the variety of mobile devices from both compatibility and security viewpoints. Even outside of the enterprise, many of us increasingly use iPhones, iPads or Android-powered mobile devices for reading emails, chatting, streaming videos, browsing the Internet and more.
Load balancers, also known as Application Delivery Controllers (ADCs), are often being deployed with today’s enterprise and web applications. What should you look for in an ADC? What factors must you consider? What benefits should you make sure an ADC has to offer? In this post, I break down the top six pitfalls to avoid when selecting a load balancer to help guide your ADC purchasing process.
Daniel R. Scoggin, former President and CEO of TGI Fridays, said it best: “The only way to know how customers see your business is to look at it through their eyes.” Although Quality of Experience (QoE) is a subjective measurement, it is the only measurement that counts for customers.