When evaluating a next-generation firewall (NGFW) to determine whether the solution can give you comprehensive protection for your entire enterprise, you need to look for seven must-have capabilities.
The NGFW should:
1. Integrate security functions tightly to provide effective threat and advanced malware protection
2. Provide complete and unified management
3. Provide actionable indications of compromise to identify malicious activity across networks and endpoints
4. Offer comprehensive network visibility
5. Help reduce complexity and costs
6. Integrate and interface with third-party security solutions
7. Provide investment protection
This white paper explains this checklist in depth and provides examples of the benefits a truly effective NGFW solution can deliver.
At the network edge, where your apps meet the road and where new IoT devices will drive fundamental business change, consistent connectivity and strong networks keep users for good, improve device performance and drive the insights needed to stay competitive.
Today’s security leaders are tasked with protecting an attack surface that has never been more diverse or more complex
Download this eBook to find the elements of complexity we have to deal with today.
Published By: Riverbed
Published Date: Jul 17, 2013
In recent years Boston College has experienced rapid growth in data center network complexity. This complexity was driven by the need to provide a high level of fault tolerance to new, multi-tiered applications that had large bandwidth requirements. Read the case study to learn how the university deployed Riverbed Cascade™ to improve application performance management and increase network uptime.
The Tenth Annual State of the Network Global Study
focuses a lens on the network team’s role in security
investigations. Results indicate that 88 percent of
network teams are now spending time on security
issues. In fact, out of 1,035 respondents, nearly
3 out of 4 spend up to 10 hours per week working
exclusively on these types of problems - in addition
to managing network upgrades, SDN, cloud, and big
When it comes to technology adoption, both cloud and
100 GbE deployment continue to grow aggressively.
VoIP adoption is closing in on 60 percent and
software-defined networking (SDN) is projected to
cross the halfway mark, indicating compounding
network complexity amidst the ongoing struggle to
ID security threats.
With growth comes change and some trends
identified in this year’s survey include a rise in email
and browser-based malware attacks (63 percent)
and an increase in sophistication (52 percent). Nearly
1 in 3 also report a surge in DDoS attacks, signaling
Industry standards have been established to ensure performance, consistency, and interoperability between network equipment vendors. However,
the consistent implementation and operation of these standards become even more critical as speeds and bandwidth increase.
At the fiber infrastructure level, this also means more testing may be needed beyond the basic fiber end-face inspection certification and Tier 1
This white paper explores Tier 2 optical time domain reflectometer (OTDR) testing and examines its relationship to Tier 1 testing and how
inspection plays into both. This paper defines Tier 2 testing and explains when it is needed. It also addresses the OTDR complexity argument.
As the networks become ever more essential to business processes, they are also increasing rapidly in size and complexity. Many factors can affect network availability and performance—increasing traffic, configuration problems, failed network elements, changes, and more. Since not all of these problems are hard failures, managing the network to detect and correct business-impacting problems requires new tools, strategies, and initiatives. To deliver the availability and performance business demands, network management teams need to optimize fault management and ensure availability, unify fault and performance management, automate change and configuration management to ensure compliance, and automate IT processes. This integrated approach is called Automated Network Management (ANM).
The Tenth Annual State of the Network Global Study focuses on a lens on the network team's role in security investigations. When it comes to technology adoption, both cloud and 100 GbE deployment continue to grow aggressively. VoIP adoption is closing in on 60% and software-defined networking is projected to cross the halfway mark, indicating compounding network complexity amidst the ongoing struggle to ID security threats.
Study questions were designed based on interviews with network professionals and IT analysts. Results were compiled from the insights of 1,035 respondents, including network engineers, IT directors and CIOs around the world.
Rapid increases in network traffic volumes, security threats and application complexity all underscore the importance for lossless data capture, analysis and storage to provide crucial raw data for post event analysis and remediation.
Viavi commissioned Tolly to evaluate the performance of its Observer GigaStor family of capture, analysis, and storage solutions. Specifically the tests that focuses on bench marking maximum sustained full packet capture/write rates and greatest burst performance with no packet loss while delivered robust encryption of stored network data.
Published By: Gigamon
Published Date: Dec 13, 2018
Read “How to Strengthen Security While Optimizing Network Performance” to see how next-generation network packet brokers (NGNPBs) mitigate security tool sprawl, simplify IT management and improve network availability. NGNPBs help align network and security teams by creating a single view of network infrastructure and data management. See why you should shift your infrastructure strategy toward NGNPBs to boost efficiency and reduce complexity. Learn more by reading this new research now.
DDoS attacks are the primary threat to the availability of your network. In 2014, the number of DDoS attacks continues its trend upward in both size and complexity. Today, attacks topping 100Gbps have become common. So have complex threats such as application-layer attacks against DNS and encrypted Web services. Taxing security teams even more is the rise in multi vector attacks which target applications, existing stateful infrastructure like Firewalls and IPS devices and upstream connectivity, all in a single sustained attack.
Without specific and explicit design decisions about not only the network architecture but also network operations,enterprises risk drifting toward a future of many clouds, each with their own operational nuances. Those who are not mindful about managing new additions increase the complexity of their network with each variation.
This white paper discusses how to approach the design of the network and operations in the move from cloud to multicloud. The focus is on meeting the business needs of today and tomorrow, battling complexity, preserving the possibilities for options, and supporting IT’s role as the steward of technology decisions for the business.
Published By: Forcepoint
Published Date: Apr 20, 2016
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Relying on point products to protect your network is a losing strategy. Having tools than your IT team can handle raises costs, complexity and risk. Deploying enterprise security architecture with control over enforcement, coordination, end-to-end visibility and process automation from a single pane of glass, is the winning approach.
Databases tend to hold an organization’s most important information and power the most crucial applications. It only makes sense, then, to run them on a system that’s engineered specifically to optimize database infrastructure.
Yet some companies continue to run their databases on do-it-yourself (DIY) infrastructure, using
separate server, software, network, and storage systems. It’s a setup that increases risk, cost, complexity, and time spent deploying and managing the systems, given that it typically involves at least three different IT groups.
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: Riverbed
Published Date: Apr 14, 2017
Whether you’re new to the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud or a long-time user, it is safe to assume what you’re hoping to benefit from - elasticity, reduced time-to-market, and cost effectiveness. Like the many networking folk before you however, you’ll soon discover that the complexity of legacy network management solutions can hold you and the cloud back from delivering what was expected. Rather than leverage router-based systems that can take days to be con?gured and deployed, you want utilize modern solutions that match or enhance the bene?ts ts that the cloud can deliver.
Healthcare technologies have proven their worth for practitioners and facilities in increasing the quality of patient care while saving time and streamlining operations.
In some cases, however, the benefits of these technologies are outweighed by their impact on the network, slowing network performance sometimes to the point of ineffectiveness.Software-defined networking can be the bridge to help healthcare providers update their networks and avoid disruption. SDN helps organizations save money on networking infrastructure, reduces the complexity of managing networks, enhances security through added intelligence and simplifies compliance, among other benefits.
Your network is more complex than ever before. Your employees are accessing any application they want, using work or personal devices. Often times, these applications span both personal and work related usage, but the business and security risks are often ignored. Prospective employees are asking about application usage policies before accepting their new job. Adding another layer of complexity is the concern about the effectiveness of your cybersecurity posture. Is your business a target for a cyberattack Is it a question of when, as opposed to if? And are you as prepared as you could be? The complexity of your network and your security infrastructure may limit or slow your ability to respond to these and other cybersecurity challenges.
Published By: Infoblox
Published Date: Nov 07, 2013
Failure to meet compliance can result in fines, dangerous network exposure and damage to a company’s reputation. Traditional techniques leave many organizations at risk. Read this white paper to learn 7 critical steps to achieve network compliance.
Published By: Infoblox
Published Date: Nov 07, 2013
Network management is becoming increasingly difficult, costly and time-consuming. Legacy manual procedures cannot keep up with today’s complex networks. Read this white paper to learn why implementing network automation is critical to managing your network
Published By: Infoblox
Published Date: Nov 07, 2013
Automation tools are available to network teams, but most still use legacy techniques to manage their network. Read this white paper to learn how network automation helps organizations automatically detect, track and archive change and configuration of their network.
Security, network complexity and growing volumes of traffic are the top factors affecting enterprise network strategy, based on a recent IDG Research Services poll among IT leaders. Here’s what they’re planning to do about these issues
Cloud, social, big data, and the Internet of Things (IoT) are increasingly central to business decisions as the pace of digitization accelerates. The impact of software-defined networking (SDN), virtualization, and converged and hyperconverged infrastructure within the datacenter is substantial. These technologies add complexity but offer enticing opportunities for new business models, revenue streams, operating efficiencies, and agility that organizations must pursue if they want to remain competitive and viable. This pursuit requires businesses to keep up with current and emerging technologies and applications and transform the ways in which they conduct business. At the core of "keeping up" is an organization's datacenter strategy — with an associated technology and services strategy that will either create industry laggards or accelerate innovators.
Published By: Aviatrix
Published Date: Jun 11, 2018
Global Transit Network architecture is critical to the success of your AWS cloud deployment. Implemented correctly, a Global Transit Hub enables traffic to securely flow from on-prem to VPCs, or from VPC to VPC, in a way that minimizes complexity and cost and maximizes agility and availability. Implemented poorly, it becomes a choke point that is time-consuming – and costly – to maintain and troubleshoot.
As part of our fact-filled AWS Bootcamp series, Aviatrix CTO Sherry Wei reviews seven best-practice topics for Global Transit Network architecture.
Free Evaluation Checklist
In addition to the slides, you’ll also receive a handy spreadsheet-based checklist with 50 architecture and business goals to consider when evaluating solutions for your own Global Transit Network.
Who Should Watch?
Anyone responsible for connectivity of cloud resources, including cloud architects, cloud infrastructure managers, cloud engineers, and networking staff.
VDI deployments offer tremendous advantages but can also impact server and network resources significantly. A complete VDI solution should deliver a reliable, high-performing desktop user experience while taming complexity and supporting scalability within a secure, stable framework.
Getting your applications to work properly over a Wide Area Network (WAN) is a complex task, and it is not likely to get easier any time soon. Trends such as data center consolidation, the advent of Web 2.0 applications, and the move to web-based application delivery have only served to increase complexity and slow user response times. Often, the result is sluggish application response and at worst, abandoned applications and shopping carts due to slow or failed web page loads. The good news is that you can do something to improve application performance over slow or congested WAN networks. An Application Delivery Network can accelerate your applications and help make sure they’re secure, fast, and available.
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