Perennially important, virtual private network (VPN) security is now imperative given the current COVID-19 pandemic. Remote working has fast become the new normal and, correspondingly, the demand for VPN capabilities has skyrocketed. Unfortunately—if unsurprisingly—attacks on VPNs have risen sharply alongside.
This componentization of IT is like the componentization of the applications it is tasked with securing and delivering. Estimates range from 80 to 90% of modern applications are composed of third-party components; most of which are open source.
As organizations rapidly mobilize a global workforce to work from home, they are considering the performance, availability, and security of their corporate applications. In our conversations with customers and partners around the world over the past month, we interestingly see a renewed focus on some of the same application services that topped the list in 2015—load balancing, network firewall, anti-virus, and most importantly, identity and access.
As COVID-19 continues to make its impact felt on a worldwide scale, F5’s Chief Human Resources Officer Ana White and Chief Marketing & Customer Experience Officer Mika Yamamoto reflect on implementing response and readiness efforts reaching employees and communities worldwide.
The COVID-19 pandemic has created a new work reality almost overnight. Globally, companies like F5 are finding new ways to reinforce flexibility and innovative collaboration as key elements of employee culture. In this article, Jay Kelley takes a closer look at the activities of the Technology Services team at F5 during the course of March 2020 to meet the changing needs of the company and its customers.
F5 EVP Kara Sprague: One of the reasons why application-level visibility remains so elusive is because application data paths are complex. There are generally several operational silos along the data path for a single application, and even more operational silos for each of the application architectures and infrastructure environments used within any multi-cloud architecture. And where there are silos, there is limited visibility.
The dominance of video and SaaS traffic today is, in part, why remote access services are being overwhelmed. In parallel, the rise of telemedicine during this pandemic is increasing and along with it, live video traffic. One way to increase capacity and improve performance for remote users is to update your remote access configuration to reflect the modern makeup of application traffic.
A new reality brings new vulnerabilities. With nearly 100% of staff telecommuting, what becomes the most important link in the connectivity chain? When exponentially more customers rely on the Internet to order products, what part of an organization’s operations suddenly becomes the most critical? Of course, it’s the network.
Seit mehr als einem Jahrzehnt verspricht der Begriff „Cloud“ als einen seiner Hauptvorteile Agilität. In Umfragen und Studien wurde die schwer fassbare und unklare Definition von „Agilität“ oft als eine der wichtigsten Triebfedern für die Akzeptanz aller Formen von Clouds genannt.
Im Rahmen der Verbreitung des Coronavirus ist eine Massenverlagerung der Telearbeit eine der bemerkenswertesten Möglichkeiten, mit denen Unternehmen wie F5 schnell sicherstellen können, dass Kunden ihre Arbeit fortsetzen können. Aber während diese Verlagerung branchenweit stattfindet, entstehen auch in anderen Bereichen Schwierigkeiten. Calvin Rowland, Geschäftsführer von F5 Cloud Services, untersucht die Auswirkungen von DNS und wie Kunden mit den damit verbundenen Anstrengungen in der derzeitigen Situation umgehen.