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Making the Case for DDoS Protection

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Aside from establishing a solid DDoS attack prevention plan – administrators must know how to budget for solutions and communicate these changes. Many times, the communication process will revolve around non-IT people. Read More

Preventing a Botnet Attack on Your Data Center

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The rise in Internet and cloud utilization has been directly proportional to the rise in WAN-based attacks. As more organizations utilize the power of the cloud, more attackers will search for targets to attack. Fueled by innovations like do-it-yourself botnet construction kits and rent-a-botnet business models, the growth of botnets has skyrocketed and botnet products and services are now brazenly advertised and sold on the Internet. Read More

Need for Speed: Taking Your Network to 40G and Beyond

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Data centers today require more throughputs, more bandwidth and more resources to continue to deliver the type of performance required to maintain optimal business operations. As more demands have been placed on the data center, administrators have turned to fiber solutions to help them obtain the type of LAN bandwidth that they require. Read More

The Total Economic Impact of Desktop Virtualization

There is little argument that virtualization can help an organization be more resilient, agile and support more growth. Over the last couple of years, almost every IT department has worked with or at least tried some type of virtualization technology. Whether this is server, application or even desktop virtualization – each platform has great benefits Read More

DDoS Protection for Hosting and Cloud Service Providers

Firewalls and IPS are Vulnerable to DDoS Attacks

With the increase in cloud utilization comes the very real increase in security threats. There’s little doubt that as the size, frequency and complexity of distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks continue to rise, hosting and cloud service providers must have solutions in place to protect the availability of their infrastructure and services. Read More

5 Questions to Ask About Your 10Gbe Data Center

Virtualization, cloud computing, and a distribute infrastructure has greatly increased the demand for data center bandwidth. More information and data is being passed through high-density servers and there has become a direct need for 10GbE network bandwidth capabilities. Why is this important? Read More

Decrease Costs and Gain a Competitive Advantage By Improving DCIM

With the evolution of the modern data center come some very real – and very new – management challenges. In an effort to be competitive in the industry, many organizations have deployed new technologies in their environment. The issue is that these new tools and platforms become management challenges. The problem became apparent when numerous moving parts within a data center had to be managed by various people or numerous different software tools. Read More

Securing the Mobile Enterprise

Today’s data-on-demand environment is demanding more and more out of a corporate IT department. The latest trend in this phenomenon has become BYOD. However, beyond just bringing a personal device to a corporate setting, we are now experience both the consumerization and the incorporation of user devices. The average user is beginning to use 3-4 devices to access information relevant to their jobs or role. This new push for more devices within an organization has IT security professionals a bit nervous. Read More

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