Traditional web applications pre-date modern standards like SAML and OpenIDConnect, so they often use legacy authentication methods to grant end users access. Historically, providing Single Sign-On and centralized access management for end users across these legacy applications required a Web Access Management, or WAM, product. These on-premises software tools could be expensive to maintain and complex to deploy. Now, modern identity providers like Okta in conjunction with best-of-breed network management technologies offer a better way. This white paper describes how web applications that lack modern standard support can be integrated into a cloud-based Identity-as-a-service architecture.
Published By: Limelight
Published Date: Feb 16, 2018
Websites are indispensable for many companies to build their profits, but as the threat of cyber attacks increases, websites can also be a serious risk factor. Therefore companies need to simultaneously develop both the convenience and security of websites. This whitepaper outlines the optimal solution for smartly achieving these two aims at the same time.
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small, varied and highly mobile, and they are loaded with their own applications, can act as WAPs, and often contain outdated firmware or are jailbroken.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.
Published By: Riverbed
Published Date: Jan 28, 2014
Riverbed Cascade provides enterprise-wide network and application visibility with a full set of application-centric, site-centric, and business-centric views. While Cascade can coexist or integrate with a variety of other IT management solutions, it will likely become your first line of defense against application performance problems.
Published By: Riverbed
Published Date: Apr 03, 2014
Learn how Riverbed® Cascade® gives you actionable information for network analysis and optimization, application performance management, acceleration of IT consolidation projects, and security compliance.
Published By: Riverbed
Published Date: Sep 05, 2014
If you work on a network operations team, you know how increasingly hard it is to understand and ensure application performance for your end users. You need visibility into areas where issues may occur – end-user devices, network and infrastructure – in order to identify and diagnose problems quickly
and minimize downtime.
But it hasn’t been easy to gain this level of visibility across the WAN or hybrid network without deploying additional probes, packet capture devices or remote site technicians. Blind spots are everywhere making it difficult to focus on managing and monitoring the applications that matter the most to your business. And when nearly 50% of a network’s traffic is web-based and it all looks the same to the network, identifying your important applications and staying ahead of their performance problem is more difficult than ever. That could mean inefficient troubleshooting, longer time to resolution, and an overall lack of application intelligence. Who wants that?
The 10 Things Your Next Firewall Must Do outlines the latest capabilities that a firewall should possess and helps you learn how to choose a firewall that can safely enable your business in the ever-changing world of network security. In this free booklet, you'll find an insight and practical advice on:
- Considerations for choosing your next firewall
- Best practices for implementing safe application enablement policies
- Essential firewall capabilities for battling modern threats
Your network is more complex than ever before. Your employees are accessing any application they want, using work or personal devices. Oftentimes, these applications span both personal and work-related usage, but the business and security risks are often ignored.
Your network is more complex than ever before. Your employees are accessing any application they want, using work or personal devices. Oftentimes, 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 a job.
Today, digital security is top-of-mind. From the boardroom to the backroom, everyone is asking the same questions, “How do we protect our digital experiences? How do we ensure our website is safe for our visitors? How do we make sure that no one can steal our content?” But safeguarding a digital experience isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution. It often involves multiple techniques and layers of security.
From verifying your identity (with HTTPS) to encrypting sensitive data to restricting access and protecting multimedia content, you must approach security in a layered manner, employing multiple means and techniques to protect the digital content through which your audience interacts.
This paper explores ten different methods and technologies that an organization can employ to protect its content. This multi-layered approach can effectively protect your digital content, ensure high availability, and maintain superior quality of experience for every digital visitor.
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: Polycom
Published Date: Jun 08, 2016
"There are many ways to take advantage of the rich set of collaboration tools provided by Microsoft Skype for Business. IT leaders should consider a cap-and-grow Skype for Business strategy and then think through how it can be leveraged as a replacement technology.
Digest this white paper by leading UC analyst Zeus Kerravala for insight on the 14 best practices for a Skype for Business Enterprise Voice deployment. Enabling IM and presence first, expanding desktop applications, and more are details in this informative piece.
McAfee Labs foresees an increase in threats related to social networking sites, banking security, and botnets, as well as attacks targeting users, businesses, and applications. However, in 2010 McAfee also expects to see an increase in the effectiveness of law enforcement to fight back against cybercrime is also anticipated. Read this report to learn more about what to expect in 2010.
This buyer’s guide for load balancers is based on research, best practices, and conversations with network administrators and IT operations teams at over 110 Global 2000 enterprises. It presents guidelines for choosing application services that mirror the needs of modern data centers and public cloud initiatives.
The guide is organized in sections, starting with a pre-assessment of your current application delivery capabilities. With data gathered from your pre-assessment, you can review the considerations involved in creating a software-defined application services strategy; identify opportunities to improve automation of application services and operations. Finally, use the software-defined application services checklist at the end of the guide to identify key priorities in your choice of application service solutions for your enterprise.
Always-on Connections for Store Networks and Powering Intelligent Systems
In the fast-paced world of retail, network reliability is everything—but so are security, agility, and cost-effectiveness. Retailers want it all, and they depend on their IT administrators to balance these needs. Whether it’s ensuring an always-on connection for store networks, powering intelligent systems aimed at swaying buyer behavior, or transmitting real-time analytics to inform marketing and inventory decisions, the bedrock of successful retailing is a network that can support the growing list of mission-critical applications dependent on secure Internet connectivity.
In the past, finding a solution to balance these demands has been difficult at best. Less expensive wired options like DSL mean hours of downtime each month. Alternatives like T1 connections deliver more uptime but carry a price tag that usually puts large-scale distributed deployments out of reach.
A few short years after 3G service brought us anytime, anywhere broadband-and before Apple rolled out its 3G iPhone-4G networks began raising the bar in select markets. This latest evolution in wireless networking offers faster wireless data transmission speeds, vastly superior coverage and support for a new generation of mobile applications and services.
The idea of load balancing is well defined in the IT world: A network device accepts traffic on behalf ofa group of servers, and distributes that traffic according to load balancing algorithms and the availabilityof the services that the servers provide. From network administrators to server administrators to applicationdevelopers, this is a generally well understood concept.
To succeed in this dynamic environment, organizations must create networks that combine core layer 4-7 functionality, programmability, and application fluency into a scalable Application Delivery Network. While these components all bring their individual benefits, the real lasting value lies in the resulting synergy of the combined solution. Read this whitepaper to learn about the five advantages of F5 when evaluating a replacement for Cisco ACE.
Today’s globally distributed and diverse workforce needs flexible yet straightforward access to the corporate network, regardless of user location, device type, employee affiliation, and application location (on-premises, SaaS, IaaS). Expedience and fluidity can’t come at the cost of security, especially given the realities of modern cybercrime. Learn more about the five demands you should make of an updated comprehensive application access solution.
Cloud computing is a model for enabling ubiquitous, convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (e.g., networks, servers, storage, applications, and services) that can be rapidly provisioned and released with minimal management effort or service provider interaction.
At the time this definition was published, “cloud” was already part of industry parlance, and was beginning to take root in the general lexicon. Additionally, global business spending for infrastructure and services related to the cloud had topped $78 billion. This year, enterprise spending on the cloud will reach an estimated $174 billion, and is expected to climb to $235 billion by 2017.2 Inevitably, as both business IT and consumer mindsets evolve toward the cloud in coming years, we will continue to witness dramatic growth in IT products in some areas, and significant reductions in other areas—resulting in a reshaping of the industry as a whole.
A new mantra is emerging for IT professionals – Quality of Experience (QoE). In order to align monitoring and management practices with the true demands of the business, IT professionals must expand beyond traditional comfort zones of watching network and system health metrics to begin measuring and understanding the experience IT end users are having.
Join EMA Vice President of Research, Jim Frey, and Fluke Networks Director of Products, Doug Roberts, for this on-demand webinar and discussion that will reveal:
"Discover why ninety-four percent of organizations surveyed are already modifying, overhauling, or reassessing their network infrastructure to facilitate application delivery in hybrid- and multi-cloud environments.
Read this e-book to learn why you should re-architect your network infrastructure to optimize application delivery:
1. Ensure end-to-end network visibility for your operations
2. Gain real-time analytics for application optimization and uptime
3. Scale your application infrastructure according to workload demand
Read the e-book today to find out all six must-haves for application delivery in the cloud."
Vendors such as F5 Networks and Citrix NetScaler have done little to keep up with the needs of modern applications. Learn how deploying the Avi Vantage Platform resulted in TCO savings for global enterprises in our free whitepaper.
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