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DDoS attacks and 5G: everything you need to know

Cybersecurity geeks may already know this historical tidbit… The first DDoS attack occurred back in 1999, when a computer at the University of Minnesota suddenly came under attack from a network of 114 other computers infected with a malicious script called Trin00. What they may not know, or remember, is that, earlier that same year,…

How the Digital Experience could be impacting your business reputation

Business IT managers, providing online services to end customers, are undoubtedly all too familiar with customer complaints that certain services are not always accessible, or that it takes too much time to get a reply through the business web site, even though internet connections are functioning well! These types of issues fall under a broad…

The top trends CSPs and enterprises will face in 2021 and beyond

Like most everyone else, our way of working has been significantly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Fortunately, one thing that can’t be stopped, even if it may have been slowed, is the rollout of 5G, which remains a high priority around the world. As we move into 2021, an increasing number of operators are moving…

SASE and QoE: What you need to know

Since Gartner introduced the Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) concept last year, we see growing interest about it among our partners and customers across the globe. However, quite a few people are missing some of the fundamental concepts that are important to consider as organizations all over the world work to efficiently navigate their way…

Inline DDoS Mitigation: Is it possible to protect yourself from Tbps DDoS Attacks?

Terabit(s) per second DDoS attacks have not disappeared. Perhaps they were just taking a rest. AWS just reported a 2.3 Tbps attack earlier this year that tried to knock out cloud services over the course of 3 days during February. As reported on cbronline.com, “To put the scale of the attempt in context, it is…

Data center management: best practices for attracting enterprise clients

Data centers are critical facilities that house computers, storage, and systems, which are all crucial for the daily operation of any modern business. There is currently a trend of enterprises moving their IT assets to co-location, data center, and cloud service providers. Gartner predicts that by 2025, 80% of enterprises will migrate entirely away from…

Could IPv6 Result in More DDoS Attacks?

With the growing popularity of IPv6 (Internet Protocol Version 6), so the possibility of this protocol providing a gateway for Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks has also increased. Developed by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) to replace the forthcoming exhaustion of IPv4, IPv6 became a Draft Standard in December 1998, and was defined…

Criminals Hacking CPUs to Mine Cryptocurrencies

  Cryptocurrency Hijacking Cryptocurrency hijacking, or “cryptojacking” is one of the major threats faced by Enterprise IT teams today, and probably the most underestimated. Cryptojacking involves the covert, illegal use of targeted computing resources to mine cryptocurrencies. Cryptocurrency mining requires massive processing power to solve complex algorithms as part of the blockchain validation mechanism. This…

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