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security | DDOS

Under Attack: 5 Companies That Recently Experienced DDoS Attacks

By: Blair Felter
December 10th, 2018

As more companies become reliant upon online services like cloud computing and take steps to improve their network security accordingly, distributed detail of service (DDoS) attacks have become a more attractive strategy for hackers looking to create chaos and disruption. Easy to organize and execute, DDoS attacks have become more sophisticated and intense over the last decade and show little sign of slowing. Although organizations and data centers have ramped up their cybersecurity efforts to mitigate the impact of these attacks, they can still be quite damaging for both the companies targeted and the customers who rely upon their services to do business.

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HIPAA | compliance | security

Understanding HIPAA Compliance and Data Centers

By: Kayla Matthews
December 10th, 2018

HIPAA and related data protection or privacy regulations don’t apply to just health care providers. They also apply to anyone involved with the transfer, storage, retrieval and review of relevant information. This is a natural result of the industry’s migration to more-connected technologies and systems.

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Data Center Migration Checklist

Use this checklist to help protect your investment, mitigate potential risk and minimize downtime during your data center migration.

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DDOS | security

Best Practices for Preventing DDoS Attacks

By: Blair Felter
November 28th, 2018

Distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks pose a significant threat to today’s companies. Easy to orchestrate, DDoS attacks typically use malware to turn otherwise mundane computer systems into guided missiles that are then directed at a single network as part of a botnet. Overwhelmed by this influx of traffic, most servers end up crashing, disrupting services and costing companies an average of $2.5 million.

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DDOS | security

Why Your Business Needs to Be Preventing DDoS Attacks

By: Kaylie Gyarmathy
November 26th, 2018

What starts out as a day like any other for your business can quickly turn into a nightmare when you notice an influx of traffic putting strain on your network. At first glance, you may think that you’re in for a record-breaking day of profits, with more visitors than you’ve ever had before. But then the traffic keeps coming. Struggling to keep up with the influx of visitors, your network buckles, slowing down to a near crawl before the system becomes completely unresponsive as it drowns in a never-ending tide of access requests.

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security | industry trends | cyber

Scarier Than Halloween: Cyberattacks Are Increasing

By: Kayla Matthews
October 31st, 2018

We're in the season of ghosts and ghouls, but there are things more frightening than those Halloween-related frights: cyberattacks. They're getting worse, and some industries get targeted more often than others.

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hybrid cloud | security | cloud security

The 5 Most Critical Challenges to Hybrid Cloud Security

By: Kaylie Gyarmathy
October 9th, 2018

Public cloud computing has transformed the way companies think about their IT infrastructure. The scalable storage and processing power of cloud services have made it possible for even small companies to compete with their bigger, more data-intensive competitors. Software and platform as a service offerings have opened up a vast range of possibilities for organizations that lack the capital to set up their own data infrastructure.

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DDOS | data center security | Internet Security | security | data center

How to Protect Data Centers From a New Generation of DDoS Attacks

By: Tom Banta
August 16th, 2018

Distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks have long been a concern among cybersecurity experts, but they’ve gained more prominence in recent years as the frequency and intensity of these attacks have grown. According to a report by NetScout Arbor, the total number of attacks increased from 6.8 million in 2016 to 7.5 million in 2017, with 60% of organizations surveyed across enterprise, government, and education sectors reporting between one to ten attacks. At the opposite extreme, 13% reported more than 100 attacks over a 12 month period.

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data center | storage | security | internet of things (IoT) | edge computing

Finding a Needle in a Haystack: How to Manage Unstructured Data

By: Tom Banta
August 9th, 2018

Today’s digital world generates a lot of data. With the rapid growth of internet-based media and more businesses moving their operations online, it should not come as a surprise that the US alone produces more than 2.5 million gigabytes of data every minute. All of that information has to be stored somewhere, and much of it is flooding into the estimated 1450 exabyte capacity of the world’s data centers.

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industry trends | protect | ransomware | security

Four Ways to Prevent Ransomware Attacks

By: Blair Felter
July 6th, 2017

What is Ransomware? Ransomware is malware that blocks access to your computer files by encrypting them until a ransom is paid to the hacker that deployed it. The WannaCry and Petya attacks both urged users to make a $300 bitcoin payment.

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cloud | cyber | data center | Data Center | DDOS | hack | industry trends | security

DDoS Attacks Set to Increase in 2017

By: Blair Felter
February 10th, 2017

Larger more frequent attacks increase business risk requiring 'Smarter' Solutions 2017 is set to be the year of the DDoS. Deloitte warns that this year DDoS attacks will become far more sophisticated, requiring innovative measures to prevent your business from becoming the next victim. From 2013 to 2015, the average DDoS attack increased 30 percent in size. However, 2016 saw the first two attacks running at greater than one terabit per second.

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