Companies are increasingly moving data and applications to public cloud platforms.
Sometimes these transitions happen with IT’s approval and guidance; sometimes
they don’t. Regardless, a company that stores data and uses applications in multiple
public clouds creates a challenging environment for the security architect. It’s difficult
to gain visibility and control of the security posture when the organization relies on an
assortment of disparate cloud platforms that all take different approaches to security
and offer different tools. And it’s hard for a small security staff to stay on top of
disparate solutions that fail to integrate.
When your solution needs deep packet inspection (DPI) application awareness as a key enabling feature, highly reliable and accurate identification of network traffic and applications - in real time - is an expected requirement. Whether it’s for software defined networks to enable policy control and critical traffic steering or to protect corporate networks, IoT devices, and cloud platforms from malicious attacks, it’s crucial to choose the right DPI solution.
The identity and access management challenges that exist in the physical world - identity management, application security, access control, managing sensitive data, user activity logging, and compliance reporting - are even more critical in the virtual environments that are growing in use as IT seeks to streamline its operations and reduce operating costs. However, security risks are increased due to the nature of the virtualization environment and IT should seek to extend their security solutions from the physical server environment to the virtualization environment as seamlessly as possible.
Continue reading this white paper to learn how CA Content-Aware IAM solutions help protect customers in the physical world and similarly protect virtual environments by controlling identities, access, and information usage.
Published By: Microsoft
Published Date: Jul 07, 2016
Enable, protect, and manage mobile productivity
Protecting email and other corporate data on mobile devices—without bogging down workers—is one of today’s biggest challenges faced by IT pros today. With the massive, global proliferation of mobile devices, it can be a struggle to manage and secure these devices and your data, both on approved enterprise applications and shadow IT.
Download this free e-book to learn how to control the uncontrollable and create a solution that:
• Enables continuous management, so your employees are more productive.
• Offers threat protection, so you can detect abnormal user behavior, suspicious activities, known malicious attacks, and security issues right away.
• Guards against data leakage.
• Provides security after loss or theft of mobile devices.
• Helps protect your Microsoft Office email, files, and apps.
Virtualized Evolved Packet Core (vEPC) is a major breakthrough in network function virtualization (NFV). When
asked where they have deployed NFV in production networks, communication service providers (CSPs) consistently name vEPC as one of the top answers. Why is that?
In order to maximize their processing capacity, CSPs virtualize a subset of their network applications, including
mobile edge computing (MEC), base stations (small/macro
cells) and the mobile core, because these systems use a
The mobile packet core builds the foundation of the core
network on which mobile CSPs offer IP-based services to
their customers. Implementing vEPC solutions can help
CSPs obtain the scale necessary to accommodate growing
numbers of subscribers and large amounts of traffic or
connections while controlling costs and improving on quality of experience (QoE). In the past, evolved packet core
(EPC) solutions were deployed on purpose-built hardware.
NFV enables operators to deploy EPC c
Enterprises tend not to view project management as a holistic process. Much like the disparate systems they have in place, they see a disparate collection of issues.
They typically look to solve specific pain points with single applications. Rather than migrate an entire enterprise to a new system, they are looking to manage a problem spot and have it flow into a specific component (e.g., cost, human capital leverage, or how demand is driven) as needed. In many cases, however, the pain points are symptoms of a larger issue, and to remove them the situation must be viewed in the context of the full project life cycle. Oracle Project Portfolio Management (PPM) Cloud, part of the integrated suite that is Oracle ERP Cloud, not only does this, but it’s also built with the user in mind… solving the PPM pain points through role-based analytics, social collaboration, optimization, costing, control, and mobile solutions for today’s project team.
CA’s portfolio is designed to drive efficiency from planning through production. A core component of our continuous delivery portfolio is CA Release Automation, a market-leading application release automation solution that delivers full application deployment automation and release coordination across stages, environments and teams. The solution’s analytic capabilities enable DevOps teams to plan, manage, analyze and optimize the continuous delivery pipeline from a single control point. In addition, the portfolio includes CA Agile Central, CA Agile Requirements Designer, CA Service Virtualization and CA Test Data Manager. We continue to invest in and enhance the portfolio, most recently via the acquisition of BlazeMeter, an innovative, SaaS-based performance and load-testing solution.
In spite of the billions of dollars invested in security, web-borne threats are still on the rise. Enterprises need a security system that can enforce granular web access policies on all devices used to access the web from inside and outside the network perimeter.
Measurable performance is a key factor when selecting an Application Delivery Controller(ADC) solution for modern data centers. In this report, Tolly evaluates several Citrix NetScaler ADC models vs. that of comparable products.
This white paper examines the current DoS landscape and discusses common approaches for dealing with the modern DoS threat. It explains how the Citrix® NetScaler® application delivery controller (ADC) provides a robust yet highly affordable foundation for an organization’s DoS defenses. Benefits of the NetScaler solution include:
For many enterprises, the solution is a centralized single sign-on (SSO) infrastructure that leverages the enterprise directory with federation, multifactor authentication and centralized access control to give users one URL and login to access all their enterprise applications and services--without having to type in another URL or enter credentials a second time. At the same time, it provides IT with a single identity, access control and management infrastructure, closing the inevitable security and management gaps inherent in juggling multiple gateway solutions. Such a solution would offer the best of all worlds, combining enhanced user productivity with IT efficiency, cost effectiveness, security and compliance.
The modern enterprise workforce poses new challenges for IT. Today’s employees work in more places, on more devices— personal or company-owned—and over more networks than ever, using a diverse array of datacenter applications, mobile apps, SaaS and cloud services. As they move among apps, networks and devices, IT needs to be able to control access and ensure data and application security without impeding productivity. That means enabling users to get to work quickly and easily in any scenario without having to deal with different ways of accessing each app. Traditional VPNs and point solutions add complexity for both users and IT, increase costs and fail to enable a holistic approach to business mobility. Over the years, many IT organizations have addressed these evolving requirements through point solutions and by case-by-case configuration of access methods. The resulting fragmented experience poses a key roadblock to productivity and increases user frustration. For IT, the lack of a
Published By: SunGard
Published Date: Aug 14, 2012
Florida Hospital performs recovery tests twice a year, recovering more than 100 applications. The healthcare organization needed a recovery strategy that improved communication and efficiency, managed a complex change control process, and that would keep staff at home during a disaster.
With the Managed Recovery Program, SunGard is Florida Hospital's recovery team, ensuring recovery configurations keep pace with production changes, managing recovery test execution, and providing a single point of contact for the complete recovery program.
With the exploding adoption of software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications, enterprise IT is fundamentally changing. While on-demand services provide tremendous ROI, they also introduce new challenges that must be overcome to truly capitalize on their potential. Identity management problems such as controlling who is granted access to which applications and data and how to control access to these applications leveraging on premise directories such as Active Directory, have become increasingly important. Single Sign-On and provisioning solutions that are optimized for the cloud are necessary to help address these challenges. This whitepaper presents the eight biggest identity and access management (IAM) challenges associated with adopting and deploying cloud and SaaS applications, and discusses best practices for addressing each of them.
Published By: Datastax
Published Date: Aug 23, 2017
Kenzan, a software engineering firm that specializes in building scalable, data-driven solutions, often leverages DataStax Enterprise (DSE) for customers that have high expectations for both performance and value. That means making careful, informed choices when designing the cloud infrastructure that applications run on.
Controlling costs is always a priority for businesses that rely on AWS for running DSE. With AWS, it can be tempting to solve performance issues simply by adding more resources until the problem goes away. However, this “solution” results in increased costs which quickly add up over time.
In this white paper, Kenzan and DataStax identify some of the key factors to consider when building out infrastructure on AWS, outlining practical steps you can take to optimize performance with DSE on AWS while keeping costs in check.
Published By: Symantec
Published Date: Dec 13, 2017
Today’s workforce is increasingly nomadic. Employees use personal and company-owned devices – desktops, laptops, tablets, and smartphones with various operating systems – to access corporate resources over different networks from virtually anywhere. Roaming users and cloud-based applications have eroded the network perimeter where enterprises have traditionally focused their security controls.
SymantecTM provides a complete endpoint solution powered by the world’s largest civilian Global Intelligence Network (GIN) to help organizations secure their enterprise and mobile workforce across traditional and modern OS devices used over any network and from any location.
Read this white paper to find out more.
It used to be that you would build out your datacenter with all the right considerations in place, purchasing equipment that was sized to meet the needs of your organization for today and the near term future.
Change used to be merely planning for capacity upgrades or network expansion, or migrating to the latest application version—or more simply put: things we could measure, control and manage.
With the advent of the cloud, the rise in cyber-based threats, and the need to do more, faster, we’re witnessing a perfect storm that is making it more and more difficult for the enterprise to plan for change, and to maximize the investments that they make in their IT infrastructure today.
This eBook will focus on considerations that you should make when deciding on an ADC solution that can not only survive these changes, but help create opportunities for innovation as the enterprise strives towards digital transformation. This guide will help you understand the changes that are currently unde
"Maximizing Operational Efficiency and Application Performance in VMware-Based Data Center
Some of the most common challenges in VMware-based virtual data center environments include:
- Lack of visibility into applications and end-user experience
- Complex and error-prone operations
- High capital and operational costs
Review our solution brief to learn how the Avi Controller, the industry’s first solution that integrates application delivery with real-time analytics, is able to solve these challenges."
"ZK Research conducted a recent study of the Application Delivery Controller (ADC) market and finds that the landscape for load balancers and ADCs is rapidly changing in the face of these market forces.
Join Principal Analyst Zeus Kerravala for an informative session to learn:
- Common application delivery challenges
- On-premises vs. cloud considerations for ADCs
- Trends in delivering cloud-native applications
- Trends in troubleshooting
- Future solutions being considered
- What are the features most in demand that network engineers aren't getting
Watch the On-Demand Webinar by filling out this form."
The ability to observe, diagnose, and subsequently improve the performance of business-critical applications is essential to ensuring a positive user experience and maintaining the highest levels of employee productivity and customer satisfaction. The challenge of establishing an effective application visibility and control function is only growing, as trends such as mobility, virtualization, and cloud computing fundamentally alter datacenter and application architectures.
With NetScaler Insight Center enterprises get:
• Unparalleled application visibility and invaluable operational intelligence;
• Increased operational efficiency, as troubleshooting and capacity planning efforts are greatly simplified;
• An optimized user experience that drives greater employee productivity and customer satisfaction;
• Increased assurance that governing SLAs will always be met; and,
• Reduced total cost of ownership, based on having a low-cost, low-impact solution—particularly compared to traditional
Since the early days of the Gartner Magic Quadrant for this category, there have been successive waves of innovation. Back in 2002, integrated firewalls captured the market’s (and Gartner’s) attention. Over the years, we’ve seen technologies, such as full disk encryption, data loss prevention (DLP), behavioral detection, application control, and more recently, machine learning, as effective new ways to protect endpoints, detect threats and give security teams peace of mind. Trend Micro has consistently been part of these innovation waves.
It’s clear that the market is excited about Endpoint Detection & Response (EDR). There are two drivers for this, and we are committed to delivering effective solutions in both areas.
In today's cloud-based, mobile IT world, the need for security is rapidly growing. As enterprises continue to depend on the cloud for delivery of applications and more workers are using multiple types of devices to access those applications, the need to control who has access to what is also growing. This Technology Spotlight discusses the challenges of cloud identity access management and provides guidance on which IAM architectural solutions would benefit your business.
iControl provides the means by which F5's BIG-IP platform can be automated, integrated, and flexible such that it can adapt in real-time to changing network and application infrastructure conditions inside and outside the data center. Whether you are building out a new infrastructure or adapting to new technology, using iControl can enable unprecedented levels of control over and visibility into the application delivery process.
BIG-IP resource provisioning combines the best features of each virtualization model by enabling BIG-IP LTM modules to run sandboxed without sharing resources, while giving them the ability to dynamical scale if/when needed. Resource provisioning is a new model in hardware virtualization, one that will change the face of application delivery and Application Delivery Controllers moving forward.
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