Building a future-ready rural broadband infrastructure

December 6, 2022

Networks, both large and small operators, are navigating a series of simultaneous technology transitions.  Operators will have to juggle all those transitions to a great or lesser extent, while also trying to expand substantially into challenging service areas.

The present report explores key considerations facing rural operators as they navigate a massive influx of funding during a time of multiple network technology transitions, and how operators are strategizing to make the highest and best use of those tax dollars in the context of the total cost of ownership (TCO).

Networks International Communications Service Providers

December 6, 2022

A10 Networks commissioned a survey, undertaken by an independent research organization, to understand the challenges and issues facing communications service providers when it comes to the lasting impact that COVID-19 has had on their subscribers and enterprises. 

Read this analysis to discover how senior IT professionals in communications service providers are planning to adapt to the new post-pandemic world and the challenges they face with a more distributed workplace.

The Rise of Network as a Service (NaaS)

December 6, 2022

Cisco’s Global Networking Trends Report 2022 focuses on an emerging trend that has big implications for the future: network as a service.

Over the past year, IT leaders and network professionals have been tasked with enabling remote workers, protecting data across a more distributed computing landscape, and delivering new services for users, customers, and partners. Many businesses accelerated their digital transformation efforts to meet these new requirements, leveraging the cloud and software as a service (SaaS) for increased flexibility, agility, and speed.

To better understand the results, you can consult the complete document

Selecting a Fit-for-Purpose Server Platform for Data Center Infrastructure

December 6, 2022

Dell has noticed a marked shift in the digital economy in terms of how businesses rely on infrastructure. Business priorities are driving workload transformation and placement, which in turn are driving infrastructure transformation. Investing in “fit-for-purpose” workload infrastructure is one of the crucial pillars of this transformational journey.

To support superior business outcomes, CIOs must make strategic investments in IT infrastructure to support current and next-generation workloads. This infrastructure must:

  • Be highly available and scalable
  • Support end-to-end security
  • Support high-performance compute
  • Enable fast data access

Here is an example of a document that is meant to provide a quick set of inferences and insights for IT professionals and business decision makers seeking to perform further due diligence on the capabilities of the product and/or services that have been evaluated.

Creating a modern data lake with PowerScale and PowerFlex

December 6, 2022

Dell needed to consolidate its data analytics databases into a single data lake that would leverage Dell’s modern cloud technology to increase agility, efficiency, and capacity. Dell IT’s data organization is in the midst of a multi-year process to migrate data from the old legacy systems into a new modern environment centered on Dell EMC PowerFlex and Dell EMC PowerScale.

PowerFlex and PowerScale may turn out to be the key to the problems.

Dell aims to achieve results for the general benefit and has the following as its first steps:

  • Ability to tier storage;
  • Improved efficiency in scaling the environment;
  • Non-disruptive node maintenance and replacement.
  • Increased Hadoop service levels and performance while significantly reducing overall Hadoop platform costs.
  • PowerScale allows IT to replicate highest-priority Hadoop workloads, enabling disaster recovery.
  • PowerFlex provides high-performance and low latency for data lake applications and datasets.
  • PowerFlex provides a common platform for applications that complement the data lake.
  • PowerFlex and PowerScale mixed architecture takes up less data center space than traditional servers.

The Total Economic Impact of F5 As A Partner For Cloud Migration

December 6, 2022

F5 commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct a Total Economic ImpactTM (TEI) study and examine the potential return on investment (ROI) enterprises may realize by migrating applications and workloads to the cloud with F5 as a partner.

Applications and workloads migrated to the cloud deliver more consistent performance, cost-effectiveness, and scalability than their on-premises counterparts. Adds to it speech that digital transformation efforts such as migrating to the cloud take significant time. 

F5 as a partner on the journey can help accelerate the process, providing value realization sooner and mitigating risk with its solutions for the cloud - which includes multicloud, load balancing, application acceleration, and advanced web application security controls.

Download to consult the outcomes

Financial Fraud Rising: Key Strategies to Combat Sophisticated ATO Attacks

December 6, 2022

The present white paper is research requested by F5 and produced by Aite Group to approach Strategies to Combat Sophisticated ATO Attacks.

In a short period of time, the global pandemic has dramatically shifted the way commerce is transacted. The online and mobile channels for banks and retailers alike are seeing sharp increases in transaction volume, as face-to-face commerce shifts to digital channels.

This white paper discusses the myriad challenges risk executives face as they seek to address the escalating threat environment while at the same time ensuring a seamless customer experience.

It then discusses the solutions available to help strike this balance. As criminals up the ante in the cybercrime arms race, it is important for firms to leverage equally sophisticated countermeasures, such as artificial intelligence and machine learning analytics.

To F5 and Aite Group, the Key takeaways from the white paper include the following:

  • Increases in the attacks surface for the organized crime rings that have long been targeting these channels with advanced automated tactics. 
  • Heightens the urgency of deploying technology that can detect sophisticated credential stuffing and API attacks while not unduly burdening the user experience.

Organized crime rings will continue to enjoy their advantage in the lopsided chess game, but more firms are investing in sophisticated technology that will checkmate their attackers. This highlights the importance of making sound decisions when choosing how to combat the rapidly escalating threat of credential stuffing and API abuse.

Cyber Threat Predictions for 2022

December 6, 2022

In recent years, have seen an unprecedented rise in cybercrime.

The research, developed by FortiGuard Labs, shows a nearly 11-fold increase in ransomware in the 12 months between July 2020 and June 2021. It also confirmed an increase in attacks on high-profile targets, including the supply chain attack on SolarWinds and the disruption of Colonial Pipeline and JBS Meats, affecting thousands of organizations and millions of people who have nothing to do with IT.

  • Using advanced extended detection and response that block critical malware functions, such as contacting a C2 server to download a malicious payload;
  • Integrated Sandboxing technology across the network, including next-generation firewalls (NGFWs), secure email gateways, and cloud-based security solutions whether as a standalone solution or as part of a virtual firewall;
  • Implementing automation and analytics tools designed to recognize attack patterns and techniques, such as behavioral analytics and deceptive network strategies and solutions combined with honeypots;
  • Using any tools designed to detect and interrupt a threat also needs to be augmented with advanced artificial intelligence (AI) systems that have been trained to spot anomalous behavior and that can sift through and correlate log files and indicators of compromise (IOCs) to detect complex, multifront attacks.

Get know the predictions for 2022 bellow

Cloud Security Report 2022

December 6, 2022

Organizations continue to shift workloads to the cloud at a rapid pace to achieve faster time to market, increased responsiveness, and cost reductions. With the majority of organizations expected to have more than half their workloads in the cloud within the next 12-18 months, it is no surprise that cloud security remains a top concern.

Consider the insights uncovered in this report:

• Most organizations continue to pursue a hybrid or multi-cloud strategy to integrate multiple services, for scalability, or for business continuity reasons. Seventy-six percent are utilizing two or more cloud providers.

• Cloud users confirm that the cloud is delivering on the promise of flexible capacity and scalability, increased agility, and improved availability and business continuity.

• Security professionals highlight lack of visibility, high cost, lack of control, and lack of security as the biggest unforeseen factors to slow or stop cloud adoption.

• Cloud security continues to be a significant concern for cybersecurity professionals.