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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Preparing IT Infrastructure for Black Friday

by Donna Toomey, November 15th, 2016

Interesting comments from our partner Six Degrees on Black Friday preparation. Is your IT infrastructure ready to accommodate peaks in web traffic and extreme demand at transaction points? Application delivery controller technology enables users to scale their resources to accommodate increases in web traffic. edgeNEXUS load balancers ensure that core business applications are always available […]

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Three-quarters of UK policing websites lack secure encryption

by Donna Toomey, October 11th, 2016

Interesting article highlighting that over 73% of policing websites have significant room for improvement when it comes to security, with some even putting sensitive information at risk. edgeNEXUS Load Balancers hugely simplify the management of Security HTTP Headers, including X-Content-Type-Options, X-Frame Options and HTTP Strict Transport headers to secure traffic and protect users.  The edgeNEXUS […]

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Azure now available in the UK

by Donna Toomey, September 8th, 2016

Microsoft expands its Azure platform to the UK, bringing edgeNEXUS advanced load balancer ADC to UK data centers.  Microsoft today announced that its U.K. data center region is now online. The new region, which the company announced last November, currently offers support for Microsoft’s Azure cloud services and Office 365, with support for Dynamics CRM Online slated […]

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How long will you wait for a shopping website to load?

by Donna Toomey, August 22nd, 2016

Another interesting article which details the business critical importance of fast page load times. This is especially crucial in retail, where a fraction of a second really can impact user experience and shopping cart abandonment rate.Retail sites are increasingly enhancing functionality to offer a personalised service, including deep social media integration, online “dressing rooms” and […]

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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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