Increasingly, organizations are relying on web and mobile channels to communicate and engage with customers and partners. So often we focus our security efforts on the internal infrastructure, we forget that web portals and mobile applications offer an easy way into enterprises. Many consumer-facing websites are targeted as the first step to a broader attack on an enterprise. Many of us are leaving that door wide open.
Today RSA launched the next generation of RSA Web Threat Detection, which is designed to help organizations shore-up that front door by providing enhanced visibility into what’s occurring across the website and the mobile channel. The sheer amount of traffic seen across a website can be overwhelming. Security and fraud teams need insight into these sessions at each step: when an end user begins their session, through login, transactions – and everywhere in between. Criminals try to hide among the noise of the general population’s traffic looking for holes in the business logic of the web application, attempting fraudulent transactions, probing for vulnerabilities or injecting malicious code.
Des Moines University is one of the top 20 largest medical schools in the U.S. and the second oldest osteopathic college in the country. As a senior infrastructure engineer, I am part of the team that designs and maintains the IT infrastructure that supports thousands of students, patients, staff, doctors and nurses. Like any good infrastructure engineer, I am entrusted with making sure that our mission critical infrastructure is operating at peak performance, 24×7.
In 2006, DMU launched a long-range strategy to virtualize our infrastructure. Today, we’re 99% there and virtualization has empowered us to support an ever growing service catalog without adding additional staff. Today we operate in an almost entirely digital world; health records, student applications, course work, lecture videos are all handled electronically. As more of our services have become dependent on our IT infrastructure, performance and reliability is imperative in our environment.
Customers are increasingly looking to transform their IT environments and take advantage of the benefits of both private and public cloud architectures. This hybrid approach to IT looks to leverage the security, control and performance of on-premises solutions while enabling the flexibility and cost advantages of large scale clouds. With concerns around compliance, security and data protection, enabling a hybrid IT cloud approach using Equinix International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data centers and Equinix Cloud Exchange Advanced Interconnection to meet these requirements within budget is practical and affordable. Applications can run in Microsoft Azure while the data stays on the EMC storage that companies have long trusted.
EMC, Microsoft and Equinix are pleased to be collaborating on next generation hybrid cloud solutions that offer more reliability, faster speeds and higher security than conventional internet-based public cloud connectivity. These solutions combine EMC storage running in traditional datacenters and Equinix co-located datacenters with applications running in Microsoft Azure. Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute provides a private connection between traditional or co-located datacenters into Microsoft Azure to give customers the business benefits of both on-premises and public cloud architectures for their high performance applications.
It’s no secret that the enterprise file, sync and share market has exploded in the last few years, with clear players racing to be the “must have” cloud service solution to improve your business. The problem is customers still struggle to understand what’s best for them in the long run.
Today EMC announced the highly anticipated VMAX3 enterprise data service platform family. When we began to engineer our “new” VMAX, we asked our customers what their IT environments required, how were they using IT and what challenges did they face? The number one thing we heard was the need for the enterprise to be more agile. They wanted EMC to help them achieve the needed flexibility to meet the changing needs of the business, while still delivering the control and trust which is the hallmark of VMAX. So we asked ourselves: how could we enable IT to be the best hybrid cloud provider?