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Should Business Risk Mitigation Be A Factor When We Choose Our Suppliers And Manufacturers?

July 24, 2018 — by Daniel Lakier0

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This is something that I have struggled with for most of my working life. As a technology professional, it is my job to pick the best products and solutions or to dig deeper to marry that technological decision with one that’s best for my organization. Is it incumbent on me to consider my suppliers’ financials, or their country or origin, or perhaps their business practices?

This thought was thrust sharply into focus during the past few months. First, we were reminded that a sound business still needs to have sound financials. The second warning is around the ramifications of a trade war.

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Maintaining Your Data Center’s Agility and Making the Most Out of Your Investment in ADC Capacity

April 25, 2018 — by Fabio Palozza4

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Deciding on an appropriate application delivery controller (ADC) and evaluating the need for supporting infrastructure is a complex, complicated, and challenging job. Such challenges result from the fact that ADCs are increasingly used across diverse environments and virtual, cloud, and physical appliances.

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Marrying the Business Need With Technology, Part 3: Re-aggregating the Tools

January 18, 2018 — by Daniel Lakier0

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In part one of this blog series we discussed how there is oftentimes a lack of knowledge when it comes to infrastructure technology and knowhow in the relevant DevOps teams. This is not what was intended when “Agile” moved from being a pure development approach to a whole technology management methodology, but it is where we find ourselves. One of the consequences we face because of this is that the traditional user of many technologies, the developers/application owners, know what functionality they should have but not where to get it.

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Application Delivery and Application Security Should be Combined

January 17, 2018 — by Frank Yue0

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Most businesses have multi-function printers that can fax, scan, and copy.  In our roles, we are multi-functional as well.  A network architect is often the operational troubleshooter because of his/her knowledge and expertise.  The financial expert can take on the role of the supply logistics because of their understanding of the parts and processes involved in the day to day business.

Application Delivery

Application SLA – Knowing is Half the Battle

January 4, 2018 — by Frank Yue0

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In today’s world, digital transformation has changed how people interact with businesses and conduct their work. They interface with applications on the network. These applications need to be responsive and provide a quality of experience that enables people to appreciate the business and the services they provide. When an application degrades in performance, it negatively affects the user’s experience. This negative experience translates to lost value to revenues, brand, and worker productivity.

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Financial Institutions Must Protect the Data Like They Protect the Money

September 27, 2017 — by Frank Yue1

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If you are like most people and myself, you do not go into a bank and have a conversation with a teller when you make a deposit or withdrawal. You probably do not write paper checks and sign them. You have an app on your phone to access your bank account and use one of the thousands of automated teller machines (ATM), around the world to move money in and out of your accounts.

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Outbound SSL Solutions Protect Assets in the Wild

August 22, 2017 — by Frank Yue0

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Businesses need to protect their assets when they are within their protective infrastructure AND when they are actively exposed or placed within the unprotected external world. The tools and procedures needed to protect the internal assets are different from the ones that protect the assets when they leave the confines of the secured network.

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The ADC Key Master Delegates Application Security Functions

August 3, 2017 — by Frank Yue0

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One of the responsibilities of the Key Master is to provide access to the sensitive and secure information hidden within the locked facilities.  In my last post, I explained why the application delivery controller (ADC) is the Key Master for SSL/TLS communications on the internet.  It is the responsibility of the ADC to manage and distribute the access to the different essential security services.