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CSPs reveal what’s really happening with 5G

Over the years, the team here at Allot has amassed quite a library of Telco Trends Reports, which we publish as important developments occur within the industry. Our latest report dives in deep to reveal where communications service providers (CSPs) are on the path to rolling out 5G. Entitled “The 5G Journey: Where are we…

Understanding user intent – the panacea for mission-critical application QoE issues

In this blog post, we would like to continue our discussion about the panacea for mission-critical application QoE issues. Since analogies from the actual world of traffic to the world of IT network traffic serve us well to explain the pains and optional solutions, we’ll also continue to use them in this blog post. In…

How to protect against the weakest link in cybersecurity – THE USERS

Cyberattacks continue to grow year over year. An astounding 5,126,930,507 breached records in 2021 represent an 11% increase in security incidents compared to 2020, based on IT governance analysis. Security professionals are in a constant battle to improve organizational security posture and prevent risks across all potential attack surfaces. Web threats are, by far, the…

Why DDoS is still a major attack vector and how to protect against it

The first massive, documented DoS-style attack occurred during the week of February 7, 2000, when “mafiaboy,” a 15-year-old Canadian hacker, orchestrated a series of DoS attacks against several e-commerce sites, including Amazon and eBay. These attacks used computers at multiple locations to overwhelm the vendors’ computers and shut down their sites to legitimate commercial traffic….

The gift that keeps on giving: 7 tips to avoid cyber security threats

Did you give or receive a toy or new parental control or security app for the holidays? While well-intentioned, you may have inadvertently created a security breach for the recipient or opened your family up to unwanted surveillance. The Internet of security breaches The Internet of Things (IoT) is not just for your smart doorbell…

The power of real-time capabilities for communication service providers

A colleague of mine recently alerted me to a white paper she read about the competitive advantage of real-time. The concept of “real-time” remains a hot topic, and I can appreciate the value of this material, especially since it was featured on Vanilla Plus, a leading telecom content platform that I find quite insightful. Although…

How European telecoms defend their customers from the latest cybersecurity threats

Have you seen the latest cyberthreat report? The numbers are mind-boggling! Our data show that Allot’s network security services blocked cyberthreats from harming European subscribers 653,996,978 times in the first half of the year. 653,996,978 times!  That averages out to more than 2,400 security incidents every minute, and that’s just among Allot-protected customers in Europe….

Conexión Segura Protecting One Million Active Lines!

What an accomplishment! Telefónica recently announced that Conexión Segura, their security service that provides protected internet browsing, surpassed one million active lines in the consumer market in Spain. I’d like to officially congratulate Telefónica on this important milestone. As mentioned in their announcement, Conexión Segura, the company’s internet browsing security service, requires no software installation,…

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