Today’s enterprises have higher than ever demands for data and application availability. The rapid digitisation of business processes and increasing expectations from customers and partners for constant uptime is ushering in a new era for IT which is less restricted by manual data protection practices. Telsyte research shows 75 per cent of IT budgets are spent on operations and transformation programs with only 25 per cent left for innovation. To drive more innovation, CIOs must address their number one business priority — reducing operating expenses — and free their organisations from a complex collection of backup, storage and virtualisation systems to ensure applications are online and protected from failures and cyber attacks.
Application availability is the name of the game for IT organisations. IDC research has determined that application downtime costs exceeding $100,000 per hour is the median, although that cost can run substantially higher for some organisations. Consequently, organisations are willing to invest considerable sums in availability solutions that avoid downtime and ensure smooth business operations.
Okay, you've secured the perimeter of your Data Centre.
But what about those threats that infiltrate, lie dormant and then attack your critical systems from within?
Now, with micro-segmentation, you can implement fine-grained policies and network controls within each of your Data Centre components. It's an incredibly flexible and scalable approach.
And thanks to VMware NSX®, you can achieve this with your existing infrastructure, applications and security products.
With Network Virtualization, you can replicate your network components and security services in a software container. So all your provisioning and management is independent of your hardware.
This approach brings enormous benefits. Now your administrators can provision logical switches, routers, firewalls, load balancers and workload security in minutes - rather than days or weeks.
As a result, you can use Network Virtualization to connect to the Hybrid Cloud without worrying about network hardware dependency, interoperability or service provider lock-in.
You'll enjoy far greater business agility, dramatically simpler operations and lower costs.
The consequences of a cyber-attack can be devastating, such as loss of customer confidence, ruined reputation and costly legal ramifications. Not to mention the potential destruction of your entire business. To be fully effective, cyber security must be proactively managed and owned at board level. Not not just by the IT department. It needs to be broad in scope, and senior management needs to recognise that it’s a whole of business challenge.
Cyberattacks are evolving at a blinding pace, leaving organisations vulnerable and unprepared. As the size and sophistication of attacks continue to grow, businesses need a security solution that can quickly adapt with today's threat landscape.
Fortunately, there are solutions that not only address these threats but also meet the specific needs of organisations searching for a DDoS solution. Whether it's on-demand, always-on, or hybrid, each approach has its own benefits, as well as challenges. So which option is right for you?
Read "On-Demand, Always-On, or Hybrid? Choosing an Optimal Solution for DDoS Protection" to learn more about how the expanded portfolio of cloud security services continuously adapts in step with evolving threats and ongoing development of applications.
Privileged Users are, without a doubt, the most dangerous cybersecurity threat as they continue to cost organizations billions in corporate losses. Additionally, the risk to your bottom line and of intellectual property theft isn’t limited to a certain industry. It happens across the board from the financial sector to energy and healthcare to the federal government. So who are Privileged Users and how are they remaining in the shadows uncontested?
This whitepaper will help identify who Privileged Users are in your organization. It will also explain why Privileged Users present a greater risk than other employees, and whether or not your organization could be at risk. Finally, it will provide you with best practices and strategies for mitigating the threat.
All networks are vulnerable because they have people using them. These are ordinary users focusing on getting their job done, not worrying about security. It is dangerous to assume that your workforce is “too smart” to avoid breaches. Understand that 94% of your employees will potentially be duped by a socially-engineered, targeted phishing scam. You can no longer afford to have just the traditional security solutions on your networks. These solutions will not offer you enough protection from within your organization. As CISO, you are going to need a new plan for dealing with Insider Threats. Your organization is at risk - get the latest report on the new wave of Insider Threats and start planning now.
Get real about Network Virtualization. Many companies are moving away from hardware-centric networking and adopting a new approach: Network Virtualization.
One of the key advantages of network virtualization is that it offers a smooth transition to revolutionary change. It's already a proven model in the Data Centre. Now your IT can move forward without disruption - while you make changes incrementally.
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