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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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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