When an organization gets breached by malicious actors, it often follows a familiar script. Often the intrusion is the result of someone running unpatched or out of date software. One the one hand, given the inertia of a lot of large organizations, it’s easy to see admins taking an “if it ain’t broke, don’t fit it” approach. But as quickly as that excuse comes to mind, the Cassandras can be heard wailing, “Patch all the things!” But a recent Saltstack patch shows the practical limit of patching in stopping security issues.
In his second post in the series about VMware SD-WAN by VeloCloud, Rich Tehrani discusses how SD-WAN improved much of the technology used by organizations in all industries for decades. Branch offices, company headquarters, and even remote workers can leverage it to enjoy more secure, reliable, and cost-effective communications – all while enabling the organization to digitally transform itself to become more efficient and productive.
Infrastructure complexity is becoming an issue that impedes ongoing operations, and solution vendors have a role to play in addressing this problem. In addition, it’s no longer good enough to just produce infrastructure solutions that do not have awareness of the rest of the stack.
As HPE is demonstrating with its expansion of InfoSight across its portfolio of server and storage solutions, a “more is better” approach to environment metric gathering is powering a revolution in AI-driven analytics. And for many customers, this will serve as a much-needed operational force multiplier in the face of the continual drive to “do more with less”.
Tony Bradley is coming to Security Field Day 3, so let’s get to know him!
Is your monitoring dashboard full of infuriating red lights? Maybe it’s all green without the details to assure you everything is secured? How would you know if what you saw was accurate? Tom Hollingsworth takes a look at Brinqa and how their cybersecurity risk graph gives you all the information you need without making you stop to look at what you are missing.
How do you build a network operating system today that has none of the technical baggage from years past? Can we ever really leave behind the technologies of yesteryear? Tom Hollingsworth reviews the DriveNets Network Operating System and how it modernizes a platform that needs to leave the legacy behind.
Rome wasn’t built in a day, and neither was Riverbed’s network security posture. At a recent Tech Field Day presentation, the company gave an overview of how they are addressing the increasingly complex world of security, and used the metaphor of the Roman Empire to frame their response. History buff Rich Stroffolino was fascinated by that framing, and breaks down the implication in this piece.
Computers never work. I can’t check my email. The Internet is always slow. No matter what I’m doing it seems like Information Technology is never the way I want it. Everything is completely broken. Or is it? Join us as we’ll discuss the various ways in which IT can be operating properly but still not as users want and why there is a huge difference between slow and broken.
With thousands of employees working from home, companies need to think out of the box on what they can do to increase employees’ productivity and users’ experience. A poorly performing and clogged broadband network can seriously affect employees’ performance and their communication within the company and to their customers. Blogger, Faisal Khan, explores how Smart WAN optimization solutions can help solve these problems.
Welcome to Tomversations! This episode dives into a new hot topic – the announcement of 6 GHz and the differences between Wi-Fi 6 and Wi-Fi 6E and why it might affect you as you look at your next access point purchase.