What is Network Visibility?
Visibility is defined by Webster’s Dictionary as the “capability of being readily noticed” or “the degree of clearness.” By network visibility or application visibility, we mean removing blind spots that are hiding the ability to readily… Continue reading
6 Hot Network Specializations to Pursue
It’s important to remember that the new skills learned in network specializations must be built on top of a solid foundation of networking basics.
Being a network administrator in 2020 often requires skills far… Continue reading
How and where to use serverless computing
Serverless computing is designed to automate infrastructure provisioning and eliminate the burden of server management. Is your organization ready to go serverless? The trend toward serverless computing is clearly on the rise, but… Continue reading
Private IP can boost business with flexible networks
Your organization has never stood still. After all, to succeed, you can’t stop evolving or growing. Your networks have to do the same. Demands from new apps and business processes require an innovative network that… Continue reading
Make your computer networks and tool ROI stronger
Managing the long-term cost of computer networks security and monitoring tools is important. Simply put, tools are expensive. This is why up to 65% of businesses need to extend the life of their… Continue reading
Building a Strong Network for Websites
The success of a company’s website depends on a reliable network. Here are tips for making sure you build a network that provides a stable web environment to meet business needs. – Network for Websites… Continue reading
Passive optical LAN: When network speed, bandwidth and security matter
Copper-based local area networks are increasingly unfit for purpose in a digital enterprise, but passive optical LANs may be a solution. Tech evangelist Paul Ryan, European chair of the Association… Continue reading
What WANs are and where they’re headed?
WANs connect smaller networks across long distances and their architecture, protocols, and technologies have evolved to their latest incarnation, SD-WAN – Wide area networks
If it weren’t for wide-area networks, it wouldn’t be possible to create… Continue reading
Security Challenges That Hinder Network Infrastructure Protection
Network Infrastructure Protection Overview
In order to persevere in the face of escalating cyber attacks and maintain application availability, organizations must expand their traditional network infrastructure defenses to incorporate DNS security, centralized visibility, and vulnerability detection.
In today’s hyper-connected, always-on landscape, network reliability, and availability are essential to nearly every business. But achieving them is becoming increasingly difficult in the face of escalating cyber attacks. For digital enterprises, the loss of network access is no longer a minor inconvenience. It can negatively affect productivity, customer satisfaction, brand, revenues, and profitability. To a large degree, ensuring the availability of applications and services comes down to how effectively organizations protect their network infrastructure.
What infrastructure protection ultimately protects?
• Business productivity
• Customer satisfaction
• Brand Reputation
Conventional Network Protection Is No Longer Enough
Safeguarding a network’s extended infrastructure—its servers, storage, devices, and virtual machines—from attack-related downtime involves multiple components. Among these are traditional perimeter defenses, including distributed denial of service (DDoS) solutions, email, antivirus, web gateway security and other Network Access Control (NAC) measures, along with security information and event management (SIEM) systems.
Unfortunately, many IT organizations assume these solutions alone provide sufficient protection. The reality is, in today’s sophisticated threat environment, infrastructure protection requires several crucial capabilities many enterprises overlook or underappreciate: knowing what’s on a network, ensuring that all devices are compliant and free from vulnerabilities and DNS security. Continue reading