What is Edge Computing and why is it important for IoT and ADC’s?

by Greg, February 5th, 2018

What is Edge Computing and why is it relevant for application delivery and #IoT? Edge Computing describes the provision of data processing further away from the centre of the network – literally at its edges. It’s a term often used to describe egress points to the network such as wireless access points and firewalls. Alongside […]

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WannaCry – What’s next…

by Vivek Singh, February 5th, 2018

Thoughts on the latest NHS “WannaCry” exploit – could it happen again, could it be worse and what lessons can be learned? NHS “WannaCry” exploit – It could happen again and it could be worse! This week we have witnessed the wide spread hacking of computer systems, this has had widespread implications to us all as […]

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Load Balancing? What is it?

by Simon Shaw, September 7th, 2017

Picture this, you work in purchasing. You come into work to find a sign-off request on your desk for yet another IT solution. A load balancer – you are unsure of what it is or does, all you know is that the IT department need it. Sound familiar? Before you call your IT Manager and […]

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Simplicity and Security with SSO and Pre-Authentication

by Greg, August 31st, 2017

Don’t just Authenticate users on your web or application servers. Find out who they are before hand. Why – Would you invite someone into your house (who you had no idea who they were) , sit them down on your sofa and then ask them for ID? Authenticate them as close to the edge as possible […]

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6 Things to Consider When Deploying a Load Balancer

by Simon Shaw, July 19th, 2017

When you have made the sensible decision to implement a load balancer within your infrastructure, there are a few points you should consider to get the best from your solution. Load Balancing technology has evolved considerably and as a result, the terminology and architecture surrounding it can be confusing and overwhelming. This blog explores the […]

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Simple Content Security Policies to Defend Against XSS Attacks

by Customer Experience team, July 8th, 2017

  We’ve covered quite a few security related HTTP headers on the blog in recent weeks but the boss of them all has to be Content-Security-Policy (CSP). The boss, both because of the level of protection it provides but unfortunately also because of the difficulty of implementing it correctly on the first go. As with […]

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The True Cost of Complexity within the Modern Network

by Adel Nasseri, June 29th, 2017

“We have to cut costs!” This is a phrase uttered too often in meetings. It is perhaps the most common business challenge all enterprises face and will continue to be so, until increasing profitability is no longer a priority for businesses. Until that day, department heads must look at new and existing ways of becoming […]

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Mr Worldwide Presents: A Brief Overview of Global Server Load Balancing (GSLB)

by Simon Shaw, June 2nd, 2017

What is GSLB and how does it work ? Global Server Load Balancing (GSLB) is a method of directing traffic across multiple networks, be it on the same site, or on the other side of the world. GSLB can be used to load balance across two separate networks, where there are no VLANs in place, […]

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WannaCry – What’s next…

by Donna Toomey, May 16th, 2017

Thoughts on the latest NHS “WannaCry” exploit – could it happen again, could it be worse and what lessons can be learned? NHS “WannaCry” exploit – It could happen again and it could be worse! This week we have witnessed the wide spread hacking of computer systems, this has had widespread implications to us all as […]

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Lucky 13 for TLS SNI

by Donna Toomey, January 25th, 2017

It’s hard to believe but TLS Server Name Indication (SNI) has been around for thirteen years. In our modern times, it’s a dinosaur, yet strangely a little used one; although that is finally changing, and it’s in this blog that we explore how edgeNEXUS advanced load balancers can support this feature. SNI deals with one […]

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