With its new TriScale Technology, Citrix is enabling a genuine revolution for enterprise cloud networks by providing an unrivaled set of capabilities that smartly scale application and service delivery infrastructures, affordably and with no additional complexity.
For anywhere, anytime, any-device mobile engagement, implementing a stateless architecture calls for building protection in the application layer, moving from device management to risk-based device inspection, performing real-time threat detection and mitigation, and leveraging cloud technologies.
Published By: Riverbed
Published Date: Oct 16, 2012
As enterprises continue to grow, tools for collaboration are becoming more interactive. Read this to learn how to examine the need for acceleration, application control and visibility to improve and solve problems effectively for the future.
Published By: ForeScout
Published Date: Aug 14, 2012
In a BYOD world, companies can choose to secure and manage the entire mobile device user pool or secure portions of that community. Either way, steps must be taken to prevent unauthorized access to network resources and data loss. Enterprises should consider solutions that allow policies to be applied based on user, device, network, application, and data leakage risks.
Published By: ForeScout
Published Date: Aug 14, 2012
The What, Why and How to Employ NAC to Apply Guest Networking, BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) and Endpoint Security Policies.
Many of today's endpoints are neither known nor protected. According to Gartner, enterprises are only aware of 80 percent of the devices on their network. Those 20 percent of unknown devices are inside the perimeter of the network, are unmanaged and provide users with access. They are small, varied and highly mobile, and they are loaded with their own applications, can act as WAPs, and often contain outdated firmware or are jailbroken. Even as the devices are accessing personal applications on the web, they are also accessing corporate resources such as e-mail-all from the very same unmanaged devices, which have not been vetted by the security organization. Smartphones, notebooks, netbooks, iPads, e-readers, gaming consoles and more-the list of personal devices attempting access to employer networks seems to grow every day in what's come to be known as the BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) era in networking.
A team approach and careful consideration of operational and security issues will pave the way for effective guidance. The drivers are many, but big draws include the potential for greater productivity — giving people anywhere, anytime access to information via devices they’re comfortable with.
There is no single anti-malware product that can block all malware infiltration and subsequent activity. The only way to combat the malware threats is through an end-to-end, integrated, real-time, context-aware, holistically-managed system.
NPMD solutions are typically not directly involved in the actual card cardholder transaction. However, given that many can potentially capture and transmit cardholder data they must be viewed as an integral part of a business’ PCI DSS compliance strategy, especially when investigating data breaches for the purposes of reporting or remediation.
Therefore, beyond satisfying your service delivery monitoring and troubleshooting requirements, be sure to verify your NPMD solution protects cardholder data and aids your efforts in PCI DSS compliance.
VoIP’s extreme sensitivity to delay and packet loss compared to other network applications such as web and e-mail services, presents a real challenge.
A basic understanding of VoIP traffic and of the quality metrics provided by VoIP monitoring tools will help keep your network running smoothly. Follow our 10 VoIP best practices to ensure quality service for your network.
This white paper guides you through the essentials of VoIP
troubleshooting, including common problems and the metrics you should employ to fix and prevent them. You’ll learn how these metrics relate to one another and to overall VoIP health. You’ll also learn the best practices for keeping your VoIP network flowing smoothly, your time-to-resolution low, and end users happy.
The increased performance and higher capacity of 802.11ac have tremendous appeal for organizations rapidly approaching the limits of their current Wi-Fi network, or for organizations that are striving to adopt next-generation applications or interactive network experiences. To help identify these opportunities, this brief represents the top use cases for adopting 802.11ac technology today.
The next-generation workplace is all about mobility. It has to be. By the end of 2013, there will be more Internet-connected mobile devices than people.
Networking for the next-generation workplace must ensure that each device and business application has reliable service tailored to its performance needs. And that the network is right sized for mobility. Download this white paper to access the key characteristics of the network for the next-gen workplace…
With the arrival of Dell 12th generation servers (12G) and Microsoft Windows Server 2012, your organization can now significantly simplify Windows Server deployment.
Window Server 2012 delivers a number of new enhancements and features over your current Windows Server 2003 or Windows Server 2008 infrastructure. With Windows Server 2012, your organization can benefit from improved virtualization, identity and access control management, graphical interface, storage and networking, and Web and application hosting.
Dell 12G servers provide a powerful platform for Windows Server 2012 and its advanced features, giving your organization better performance, reliability and management, all of which improve return on investment (ROI) and your bottom line. For more information on powering Dell servers with Windows Server 2012, see www.dell.com/ws2012.
Cisco Validated Designs (CVDs) present systems that are based on common use cases or engineering priorities. CVDs incorporate a broad set of technologies, features, and applications that address customer needs. Cisco engineers have comprehensively tested and documented each design in order to ensure faster, more reliable, and fully predictable deployment.
Cisco Unified Data Center unifies compute, storage, networking, virtualization, and management into a single platform. The result is operational simplicity and business agility -- essential for cloud computing and deploying IT as a Service.
This edition of Unleashing IT showcases Cisco’s holistic approach to the future of networking: application Centric Infrastructure (aCI). Promoted by Cisco, Intel®, and ecosystem partners, aCI is a true innovation that changes the way technology is delivered in support of business priorities.
Today’s corporate networks are more important to business objectives than ever before. Consequently, greater amounts of sensitive data traverse both wired and wireless networks. This plethora of valuable data in today's enterprise attracts an increasing number of hackers and malware applications. However, the inherent connected intelligence and distributed nature that makes the network a treasure trove for cybercriminals can also empower the network to be a proactive security tool. Through traffic visibility, and segmentation, today's enterprise network can prove itself to be a sensor and enforcer for security
What is SD-WAN?
Software-Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) is the application of software-based
network technologies to WAN connections to more effectively route all network traffic
between headquarters or data centers, remote and branch offices, and the cloud.
More simply, it is the method of leveraging the benefits of the cloud, the bandwidth of
broadband and existing enterprise-wide network infrastructure to more efficiently and
cost effectively transmit media (data, video, voice) and quickly access cloud
applications from every location in the network.
SD-WAN dynamically utilizes multiple available connections (MPLS, broadband, LTE)
to find the optimal delivery path for traffic across the entire network, shaping the
bandwidth as needed to eliminate jitter and dropped data packets, thereby delivering
an optimal user experience regardless of location.
The more sophisticated solutions will first attempt to dynamically steer traffic to the
best available link and if the available link
The network of yesterday is not the network that can take businesses into the future. As
mission critical enterprise applications move to the cloud, wide area network (WAN)
must adapt to become agile, flexible, and scale rapidly. Leading IT trends such as Internet
of Things (IoT), Software as a Service (SaaS), cloud storage, enterprise mobility, emerging
transport alternatives, and globalization increase the importance of how network assets
are leveraged and how the network is conceptualized. The advantages of public and
private data centers and cloud-based applications are significantly diminished if the
network is slow, inflexible, and unpredictable. Erratic network performance with high
latency, jitter and packet loss can significantly impact user adoption, satisfaction, and
overall corporate productivity.
As connectivity options continue to emerge, end users are no longer tethered to the
office or to the localized applications and services that were trademarks of a primary or
For many organizations, the wide area network (WAN) infrastructure that connects an enterprise’s remote and branch
offices has not changed for decades. Over the years, organizations consolidated many regional data centers into a few
highly available data center locations which meant that remote locations had to connect to centralized applications over
WANs and all internet traffic went through these data centers as well. This introduced bandwidth constraints and latency
issues. The development in WAN optimization provided incremental and measurable improvement in WAN performance
and provided some bandwidth cost containment. However, that technology typically was only deployed at the most
problematic sites that struggled to achieve acceptable levels of performance and user experience. It did not solve all the
issues with WAN connectivity.
WAN infrastructure planning was limited to increases in capacity that were met by provisioning additional carrier MPLS
(multiprotocol label switching)
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