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How to Manage the Network Edge

The ability to detect and remediate cyber attacks pose an existential threat to IT organizations worldwide. A study from IBM and Ponemon found that companies that detect and contain data breaches within 30 days save, on average, more than $1 million compared to organizations that take longer to respond. Managing the Network Edge is vital to secure and protect these critical corporate assets, ensure network performance, identify systemic anomalies and identify insider/outsider cyber threats. This applies to banking, healthcare, telecom, brick-and-mortar retail as well as water/energy utilities. 
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Single Points of Failure: Understanding and Eliminating Them from Your Network

With so many mission-critical processes relying on network connectivity, data center outages simply can’t be tolerated. And yet, nearly one-third of all data centers experience an outage annually. According to an ITIC survey, 86% of businesses say that an hour of data center downtime costs more than $300,000. Worse yet, 34% say the costs of data center downtime can reach anywhere from $1 million to $5 million per hour. Regardless of the specific costs of data center downtime in your organization, the reality is that 80% of outages are preventable. However, many IT teams make the mistake of attributing a majority of outages to malware and other cyber threats. While cyber attacks can certainly cause downtime, there’s a more fundamental root cause that you need to address—single points of failure (SPOFs) across your network. By understanding and eliminating SPOFs on your network, you can maximize the effectiveness of inline security tools and increase resilience at the same time.
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What’s Your Palo Alto NGFW Deployment Plan?

A firewall is a network security device that monitors both incoming and outgoing network traffic, and based on a set of rules, decides whether to allow or block that traffic, protecting the network. Whether you are replacing a legacy firewall or adding an additional NGFW (Next-Generation Firewall) for internal security, a detailed deployment plan is required.
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Failsafe Deployment of 100G Inline Security Tools with EdgeSafe Bypass TAPs

on 11/12/19 8:00 AM By | Jerry Dillard | 0 Comments | Network TAPs Network Security Inline Security Appliances
Today’s networks have become sophisticated defense mechanisms, architected with numerous inline security tools such as firewalls, intrusion prevention systems, web application firewalls, data loss prevention, SSL decryption and more. While the benefits of these active tools as part of your security strategy to protect your network are inherent, the simple fact that they are inline creates some problems if not addressed properly, as they are potential single points of failure (SPOF) in the network. The use of bypass TAPs, deployed with inline appliances provides failsafe and heartbeat technology to monitor the appliance’s health, eliminating the single point of failure, while providing complete network visibility. 
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­­­MSSPs: The Pros and Cons of Outsourcing Network Security

on 11/7/19 8:00 AM By | Chris Bihary | 0 Comments | Network Security Inline Security Appliances
 When firewalls emerged to protect networks in the early 1990s, outsourcing cyber security to a Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP) wasn’t even a consideration. However, defending your network from sophisticated cyber attackers today requires a laundry list of appliances and applications, including DDoS protection, intrusion prevention systems (IPS), web application firewalls, data loss prevention, security information and management, deep packet inspection, Wireshark, network analyzers, and more.  With so many requirements just from an appliance perspective, it’s easy for companies to become overwhelmed by their growing cyber security budget. Like many other aspects of your business, outsourcing security might make sense now—but do your research before deciding. Before diving into the world of MSSPs, check out these pros and cons to see if outsourcing security is right for you.
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The 101 Series: Quick Connect Tips for Inline Security Appliances

on 4/11/19 8:00 AM By | Chris Bihary | 0 Comments | Network TAPs Inline Security Appliances The 101 Series
You just bought a brand new inline security appliance—a next-gen firewall, intrusion prevention system (IPS), data leakage prevention (DLP) system or web application firewall—and you’re ready to deploy it in your network. But then it sits in a box for months because you look at the network design and can’t decide where the new appliance will fit in. The whole point of an inline security appliance is to actively analyze every bit, byte and packet® you send to it—let’s go over the keys to connecting your new inline security appliance for optimal network access. 
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