AWS and Azure Rated Top Dogs in Gartner’s IaaS Magic Quadrant

by Donna Toomey, August 10th, 2016

The news is out that Amazon AWS and Microsoft Azure have stormed ahead as visionaries in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for cloud compute IaaS.  As a Microsoft Gold Partner, our product development has always been informed and enriched by Microsoft technology, so selecting Azure as the foundation of our cloud offering was a natural choice. We’ve […]

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Capita Acquires Trustmarque for £57m

by Donna Toomey, June 21st, 2016

News in that Capita has acquired Trustmarque for £57m in cash. This is the fourth time Trustmarque has changed hands in three years and as a major Microsoft licencing house, it will be interesting to see how this impacts their relationship and the company’s increasing focus on Microsoft Cloud Solutions including Office 365 and Azure. Capita has […]

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How to Secure HTTP Traffic and Protect Users with the HTTP Strict Transport Security Header

by Donna Toomey, April 29th, 2016

It’s amazing that so many specific and active steps still need to be taken to ensure our clients’ and their HTTPS traffic really are as secure as we and they hope. Luckily those steps are quick and simple when you can utilise our flightPATH traffic management rules. flightPATH is a dynamic, event-based rule engine developed […]

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A HTTP Security Header to Combat ‘Clickjacking’ – How to Improve your Site’s Security with the X-Frame Options Header

by Donna Toomey, April 13th, 2016

Perhaps it comes to your attention after a security penetration test or perhaps because you are trying to prevent some party hijacking your site or overlaying it with advertisements. Either way the X-Frame-Options header is a good one to always include in website responses to improve your site’s security and provide some safety to it’s […]

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Simplifying Security HTTP Headers with edgeNEXUS Traffic Management: X-Content-Type-Options

by Donna Toomey, March 30th, 2016

Something that frequently comes up on those security penetration tests we all have to endure (unfortunately for good reason) is the lack of or inconsistency in providing the X-Content-Type-Options HTTP header in web server responses. This might be an irritant but the safer our site and it’s visitors the better. What good is this header […]

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Introducing Error 451 – Also Known as the “You’re Being Censored Code”

by Donna Toomey, January 28th, 2016

Last month the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) introduced a new HTTP status code for legally-restricted resources. Ok, before you give up on reading this, writing it off as the most boring blog on the internet, I promise you it’s not quite that dry. In fact the new HTTP error code raises some interesting questions […]

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edgeNEXUS Revs Up Awareness for Azure Load Balancer with Microsoft

by Donna Toomey, December 9th, 2015

The edgeNEXUS Load Balancer is now available through the Azure Marketplace, enabling Microsoft customers to deploy feature-rich application delivery control technology which improves the performance, scalability and reliability of applications, in the cloud. We’re thrilled to be working so closely with the Azure team to launch edgeNEXUS in the Cloud. More info here:  Looking […]

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Softcat CEO thanks industry for IPO support.

by Donna Toomey, November 18th, 2015

Huge congratulations to our partner Softcat on their recent IPO. Having worked with the team for some time now, its clear to see that their culture, ethos and hard-work is testament to their well-deserved growth and success. Martin Hellawell vows Softcat’s strategy will not change following LSE debut Martin Hellawell said he is looking forward […]

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Could your internet connected Kettle get you into hot water….

by Donna Toomey, October 29th, 2015

What Happens when Big Data Analytics Meets the Internet of Things ? The other day I was chatting to some like-minded techies about The Internet of Things and the seemingly pointless nature of certain commercial products that have been created in the wake of this all-consuming trend. An Internet connected kettle for instance, what’s the […]

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Is the Toaster a Back Door to Your Network? – The IoT, Security and IP EXPO

by Donna Toomey, October 9th, 2015

So what did I take from IPEXPO this year? Firstly, that Excel is miles away from Paddington. So far in fact that I was trying to find the sleeper cabin on the Jubilee line! But seriously speaking, the most engaging content of the show for me was all related to Security, and more specifically, how […]

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