VPNs were created for the networks and business environment of yesterday: Most employees worked in an office, devices were limited, enterprise architecture was far less complex, and attacks, in general, were considerably less sophisticated and frequent.
What worked 20 years ago cannot be trusted today. Your VPN is cumbersome and time consuming from a management and performance perspective. But what you might not want to concede is that VPNs, by their very nature, pose a significant threat to enterprise security.
Read this white paper to learn more about:
The vulnerabilities and inefficiencies of traditional remote access
-Why VPN elimination must happen now
-The four advantages to eliminating your VPN
-How a cloud framework for application access works
-Next steps to implement a more secure access solution
Citrix and Google are collaborating to bring the
best, most secure way to deliver virtual apps
and desktops from Google Cloud. The Citrix
Workspace solutions traditionally installed on
data center servers—including Citrix Virtual
Apps and Desktops, Citrix Networking, and Citrix
Content Collaboration (formerly known as Citrix
ShareFile)—are now enabled on Google Cloud
Citrix enables customers to choose the
workload deployment option that best aligns
with their enterprise cloud strategy and offers
a variety of ways to securely deploy Citrix
solutions to meet unique application needs.
Whether deployed on-premises, cloud-hosted,
as a Citrix Workspace service, or with a service
provider—customers choose how much and
which components of app workloads to
manage and when and where to securely
deploy business apps, data, and desktops.
Can your organization afford to wait until after an attack happens to protect your users and your data?
Perimeter security provides visibility and control for employee activity only when employees remain on a corporate network. What about roaming users who bypass the VPN? Or employees working in cloud applications?
Web gateways only protect employees from threats over web ports 80 and 443. Today’s security must provide comprehensive protection across all ports and protocols to fill the gaps in the security stack.
Hear from Eric Ahlm, Research Director at Gartner and Meg Diaz, Head of Product Marketing for Cisco Umbrella. Eric and Meg will address the challenges companies face as they compare modern convenience with the known risks of relinquishing visibility and control, especially as more sensitive data moves to the cloud.
Join us for the guidance you need to stay ahead of the curve in 2018. We’ll discuss the right answer for protecting data in the digital age.
Not long ago, even the most astute executives couldn’t fully anticipate how quickly emerging technologies would transform their business operations — and even their business models.
Laptops, smartphones, and other mobile devices; high-bandwidth wireless networks; and cloud-based computing services have proven to be among the most impactful of these advances, collectively untethering workers from office environments and fundamentally altering work behaviors. employees today work anytime, anywhere while accessing applications and data that reside on company servers and in the cloud.
Cisco Umbrella can help your business overcome these problems, download this whitepaper today to find out more.
When most people think of denial of service (DoS) attacks, they think of the large pipe-saturating
distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks aimed at the network layer. However, attacks on website
or application availability are not just volumetric in nature. Many attacks are designed to cause
resource exhaustion somewhere in the application stack, the application servers, middleware,
or back-end database.
SDx Central host a webcast to look at troubleshooting top-down application performance in Cisco SDWAN networks as well as assessing impact to application bottoms-up in a Cisco ACI data Center.
Jeremy Rossbach, Sr. Product Marketing Manager, CA Technologies
Jason Normandin, Sr Principal Manager, CA Technologies
Jessica Lyons Hardcastle, Senior Editor, SDx Central
Data security risk caused by third parties is a pervasive problem.
Yet, many organizations granting remote privileged access to third-party users leave gaps that represent significant security risks.
If you’re like most organizations today, you frequently grant vendors, contractors and other non-staff members access to internal networks and systems. These privileged users remotely administer your operating systems, databases or applications using their own endpoint devices.
Download the eBook to learn the five best practices to control security risk brought on by third parties.
The advent of cloud computing and software-defined data center architectures for modern application delivery has made networking more sensitive than ever before. Applications in the digital age require networks that can expand and contract dynamically based on consumer demand. Enterprises are implementing software-defined networking (SDN) to deliver the automation required by these new environments, but the dynamic nature of SDN makes network management and monitoring fundamentally more challenging.
Network infrastructure teams need monitoring tools that can provide visibility into these new and constantly changing networks. This white paper explores the importance of SDN monitoring and examines a leading example of a solution, CA Performance Management with CA Virtual Network Assurance integration.
SDx Central host a webcast to look at troubleshooting top-down application performance in Cisco SDWAN networks as well as assessing impact to application bottoms- up in a Cisco ACI data Center.
Jeremy Rossbach, Sr. Product Marketing Manager, CA Technologies
Jason Normandin, Sr Principal Manager, CA Technologies
Jessica Lyons Hardcastle, Senior Editor, SDx Central
The use of SaaS applications within an organization is the new normal. In fact, there's a good chance that just your marketing department alone is using over 10 SaaS products.
According to Gartner, the 2015 worldwide market for SaaS software application sales was $33.4 billion, with projections to double to $67.2 billion by 2019. Integration needs are changing, with SaaS applications, as well as mobile traffic, social networks, IoT, suppliers, partners, and customer channels all new integration points that will need to be captured in your business processes.
Read “Five Principles for Integrating Software as a Service Applications” to learn:
Key principles for successful hybrid integrations
New integration use cases to grow your business upward and outward
The why and how of integration as both an enabler and a differentiator
Benefits of the TIBCO integration platform and its various offerings
"IT departments have to manage an infrastructure
“duality” — the ability to deploy and manage two sets of applications, each with vastly diverse
infrastructure requirements and service-level objectives. IDC found that by implementing next-generation apps on infrastructure designed for current-generation apps, such businesses
risk putting their DX initiatives in jeopardy. HPE Synergy take key benefits of converged and hyperconverged infrastructure to the next level
by operating on fluid (composable) compute, networking, and storage resource pools and are
optimized for operations as well as applications. "
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.
Increasingly complex networks, require more than a one-size-fitsall
approach to ensuring adequate performance and data integrity.
In addition to the garden-variety performance issues such as slow
applications, increased bandwidth requirements, and lack of visibility
into cloud resources, there is also the strong likelihood of a malicious
While many security solutions like firewalls and intrusion detection
systems (IDS) work to prevent security incidents, none are 100 percent
effective. However, there are proactive measures that any IT team can
implement now that can help ensure that a successful breach is found
quickly, effectively remediated, and that evidential data is available in
the event of civil and/or criminal proceedings.
Published By: Tripp Lite
Published Date: Jun 28, 2018
One of the fundamental decisions in the design of data centers, server rooms and network closets is which uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems to use. You cannot be certain that the power you receive from your local utility will be suitable for your equipment, or that it will always be available. And even when you are receiving good-quality power from the utility, equipment inside your facility (such as electric motors) can introduce power problems.
A network/server UPS system conditions input power 24x7 to ensure that your equipment always receives reliable power and protection from damaging and disruptive power problems. A network/server UPS system also supports your equipment during power failures, providing enough battery backup runtime to outlast shorter outages. During longer outages, the UPS system will provide enough runtime to save files and gracefully shut down systems or to ensure that equipment is powered until standby generators are ready to support the load.
To meet the growing challenges of a competitive world economy, a digital transformation is taking place in the enterprise. Organizations realize that to be competitive they need to be more agile. They need to reach their customers wherever they are, and they need to be able to scale their applications to meet customer demands.
To meet these challenges, organizations are deploying new microservice applications that are changing the application delivery environment. These applications are agile, configured to enable new features to be added without disrupting applications in production, and designed to automatically instantiate instances in response to increasing user demand. In short, microservices are drastically changing the way that applications are deployed and managed. This introduces a high level of complexity to network infrastructures because traditional applications are not going away. Applications will continue to be designed for both microservices and traditional 3-tier imple
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
The world of IT is undergoing a digital transformation. Applications are growing fast, and so are the users consuming them. These applications are everywhere—in the datacenter, on virtual and/or microservices platforms, in the cloud, and as SaaS. More and more apps are now being moved out of datacenters to a cloud-based infrastructure.
In order for an optimized and secure delivery of these applications, IT needs specific network appliances called Application Delivery Controllers (ADCs). These ADCs come in hardware, virtual, and containerized form factors, and are sized by Network Administrators based on the current and future usage of applications. The challenge with this is that it’s hard to foresee sizing or scalability requirements for these ADCs since users are constantly increasing, and applications are consistently evolving, as well as moving out of datacenters.
Complicating matters, most ADCs are fixed-capacity network appliances that provide zero or minimum expansion capability
The moats and castle approach is an antiquated, yet a common way, of protecting the enterprise network. This paper describes a new way to protect the enterprise which hides applications from the Internet, outside of the firewall, with zero open ports and a minimal attack surface.
"High-profile cyber attacks seem to occur almost daily in recent years. Clearly security threats are persistent and growing. While many organizations have adopted a defense-in-depth strategy — utilizing anti-virus protection, firewalls, intruder prevention systems, sandboxing, and secure web gateways — most IT departments still fail to explicitly protect the Domain Name System (DNS). This oversight leaves a massive gap in network defenses.
But this infrastructure doesn’t have to be a vulnerability. Solutions that protect recursive DNS (rDNS) can serve as a simple and effective security control point for end users and devices on your network. Read this white paper to learn more about how rDNS is putting your enterprise at risk, why you need a security checkpoint at this infrastructural layer, how rDNS security solutio
Read 5 Reasons Enterprises Need a New Access Model to learn about the fundamental changes enterprises need to make when providing access to their private applications.
"A zero trust security and access model is the solution: Every machine, user, and server should be untrusted until proven otherwise. But how do you achieve zero trust?
Read this white paper authored by Akamai’s CTO, Charlie Gero, to learn how to transition to a perimeter-less world in an incredibly easy way, with steps including:
• The zero trust method of proof
• The vision behind Google BeyondCorpTM
• Analysis of application access vs. network access
• How to deploy user grouping methodology
• Guidance for application rollout stages 1-8"
Published By: Symantec
Published Date: Jun 13, 2018
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.
In the wake of this disruption, vendors offered myriad point products that solve only a portion of the security problem. These products usually require costly custom integrations and high management overhead to boot.
Making matters worse, traditional security approaches can’t address an evolving threat landscape that includes ransomware, stealthy attacks that dwell in a customer’s environment for months, and threats targeting iOS and Android devices. In fact, the mobile workforce is more vulnerable than ever before.
CA Privileged Access Manager (PAM) is a well-integrated suite that provides a comprehensive solution for privileged identity management in physical and virtual environments. CA PAM enables centralized control and management of privileged user access to a broad range of servers, network devices and applications.
Effective security for cloud-hosted web applications requires full visibility into the environment in which the apps live and the potential exposure to vulnerabilities — and to do so consistently, while proactively monitoring for attacks without causing delays in application development and delivery.
Cloud adoption means that a focus on perimeter security is not sufficient and may even be obstructive, because it can impact application performance and availability.
Similarly, relying on your cloud service provider’s security services is insufficient; any provider will tell you that securing the cloud environment is a shared responsibility between cloud service provider and customer, and the responsibility for specifically securing web applications is the sole responsibility of the customer. And although the industry as a whole has become better at protecting lower-level network and server resources, as attackers look for targets, they are moving up the application stack.
Avi Vantage is the only solution that delivers built-in application analytics in addition to enterprise-grade load balancing and application security. With millions of data points collected in real time, the platform delivers network-DVR like capabilities with the
ability to record and display application analytics over specific time intervals (last 15 minutes, hour, day, week etc.) or for individual
transactions. These application insights including total round trip time for each transaction, application health scores, errors, end user
statistics, and security insights (DDoS attacks, SSL vulnerabilities, ciphers etc.) simplify troubleshooting of applications.
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