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Protecting Your Company Against Spear Phishing Attacks

When it comes to protecting your company’s data and infrastructure, security products are not enough to prevent breaches. No matter how much you spend on these products or layer and configure them, at the end of the day, a product does not equal protection—especially when you enter the human variable into the equation. So, how [...]

AWS Vulnerability Management: Are You Secure?

AWS provides in-line security tools to kickstart the process of securing your environments. But these pre-built security tools alone are not enough to protect you from current (and future) threat landscapes. You need to implement and optimize the right components and configurations to mitigate vulnerabilities. Consider the following best practices for maintaining security in AWS. [...]

Why Companies Turn to NetApp ONTAP in the Cloud

You need a data fabric that unifies all your data, gives you visibility to everything in your cloud and offers the same storage operating system in your cloud as on-premises. With limited (if any) time available to train teams on new data management systems, organizations are turning to NetApp ONTAP in the cloud—the next generation [...]

June 14th, 2019|Categories: Cloud, Storage|Tags: , , |

Securing the Cloud with a Web Application Firewall (WAF)

Organizations moving to the cloud quickly find that it’s not a cure-all for all IT and security pain points. While moving to the cloud has many benefits, companies find they still need to optimize virtual environments for realistic ROI, meet current and future demand, and secure critical assets. Because of this, many turn to Web [...]

Cost Optimization with AWS Reserved Instances

Oftentimes when organizations purchase a variety of EC2 Reserved Instances in AWS, they do it with the hope of saving some money.  Unfortunately, many of these companies lack a way to confirm whether this is actually saving costs or if, worse, those AWS Reserved Instances are costing them more money each month. Understanding Reserved Instances [...]

What AWS EC2 Instance Type Is Best for Your Needs?

Often in on-premise environments, workloads get over-provisioned. Many times, this is due to not knowing which AWS EC2 instance type is best for your organization’s needs. You might find that you’re maxing the number of cores but are only utilizing ¾ of the available memory (or vice versa). You over-provision as a practice, just to [...]

January 15th, 2019|Categories: Cloud, Infrastructure|Tags: , |

Security vs Short-Term Profitability: Enabling Long-Term Sustainability

Investing in security is expensive, and it’s often tempting to focus first on your current profitability. But not investing in security costs organizations even more. What is the takeaway concerning security vs short-term profitability? If you fail to implement a robust long-term, scalable security infrastructure in your environments from the start, then you run the [...]

Benefits of Working with a Boutique Cloud Vendor

Major cloud providers offer a broad spectrum of features and solutions. But what if you need more personalization? Often, many small-to-medium-sized businesses are inundated with more features than they know what to do with, and they often lack the expertise needed to efficiently manage and secure their cloud environments. This is where boutique cloud services [...]

November 2nd, 2018|Categories: Cloud, Cloud Security|Tags: , |

Migrating Legacy Workloads to the Cloud

You’ve decided. It’s time for your organization to start migrating legacy workloads to the cloud. You know you have the bandwidth to maintain existing environments, but moving your legacy applications to public cloud is a different story. You have a lot of work ahead, and you might not entirely sure where to start. Here are [...]

Creating DDoS Resiliency in AWS

The average number of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks doubled from January 2017 to January 2018. Not only are DDoS attacks growing in frequency, but they are also becoming more complex due to lack of security for IoT connected devices and recent Memcached software exploits. Are you secure in your DDoS resiliency in AWS? [...]

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