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Shadow IT Puts Your Cloud Environments – and Your Proprietary Data – at Risk

Shadow IT Puts Your Cloud Environments - and Your Proprietary Data - at Risk The number of software services that users have access to has exploded over the past decade. IT departments often fail to keep up with or deny user requests for new software, which can lead users to downloading the software themselves either on their [...]

2021-09-09T08:56:57-05:00September 9th, 2021|Cloud, Cybersecurity, Infrastructure, Security|

Mitigating L7 DDoS Attacks

Distributed denial-of-service attacks are one of the oldest cybersecurity threats. The cybersecurity industry has largely learned how to deal with these attacks. A majority of internet service providers and public cloud vendors are able to provide basic protection against most volume-based DDoS attacks. Hackers have adapted to these new protections that are now in place. One of the [...]

2021-08-09T09:27:43-05:00August 10th, 2021|Cloud, Cybersecurity, DDoS, Security|

Cisco SecureX: Cisco’s New Integrated Cybersecurity Solution

Your data center is full of individual solutions, many of which are incompatible. The complexity of the technology industry means that organizations are often running operations across dozens of tools from different OEMs that come with a plethora of varying dashboards, inconsistent integration, and inconsistent patching and maintenance demands. For cybersecurity professionals, gathering data across all your endpoints [...]

2020-10-13T09:44:17-05:00August 14th, 2020|Cloud, Cybersecurity, Infrastructure, Security|

Thinking Forward: Taking the “I” Out of IT

It’s no longer the 1990s−but the phrase “information technology” is still stuck there. It's time to consider taking the "I" out of "IT." All technology contains/handles/processes information. The phrase “information technology” just repeats what we already know. Technology focuses on hosting, moving, and protecting data. To continue using “information technology” is the equivalent of saying “financial money.” For [...]

2020-10-13T09:46:02-05:00July 29th, 2020|Cloud, Infrastructure, Security|

Three Takeaways from Gartner’s Top 10 Cloud Myths for 2020

Cloud trends continue to shift, and so do the cloud myths surrounding the industry. With so much misinformation and confusion still in the cloud, leading independent research firm Gartner published “Revisiting the Top 10 Cloud Myths for 2020” using its findings from surveying top CIOs and IT decision makers around the globe. With previous misconceptions like “Cloud should [...]

2020-10-13T10:00:13-05:00March 12th, 2020|Cloud|

Locking Down Your Azure Cloud Security

With public cloud comes increased flexibility, enhanced storage, and much more – but it also comes with a shared responsibility model. Organizations storing sensitive data in public cloud, like Azure, have a duty to manage its security. Because of this, some businesses are reluctant to rely on public cloud. However, your Azure cloud environment has native tools that [...]

2020-10-13T10:32:36-05:00January 31st, 2020|Cloud, Security|

AWS Storage from Snowball to Glacier

A cloud migration is a complex, yet necessary, process that—once optimized—increases data availability and reduces operational expenses. Your IT team can handle moving marginal amounts of data to a web-based console, but the logistics of moving terabytes, or even petabytes of data to AWS storage, is another story. With your lean IT Team, you’re going to need some [...]

2020-10-13T10:34:32-05:00December 16th, 2019|Cloud, Storage|

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 do you protect [...]

2020-10-13T10:46:30-05:00September 16th, 2019|Cloud, Cybersecurity, Security|

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. Two Approaches to [...]

2020-10-13T10:54:48-05:00July 26th, 2019|Cloud, Security|

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 of data management [...]

2020-10-13T10:56:40-05:00June 14th, 2019|Cloud, Storage|
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