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  • DDOS Extortion and Bitcoin
    Source: Neustar Inc
    White Paper: DDos extortion is certainly not a new trick by the hacker community, but there have been several new developments to it recently. Notable among them is the use of Bitcoin as a method of payment. Neustar has several clients who have recently been victim to crude extortion plots using DDoS as punishment for not paying a ransom. In this blog post, we'll assess a recent plot involving the use of Bitcoin, profile the perpetrator, and outline solutions for any unfortunate victim of such a plot.
  • Don't Overlook DNS Management When Protecting Your Website Against Downtime and Attacks
    Source: Neustar Inc
    White Paper: DNS is one of those essential pieces of the Internet that only a network engineer can love. Users and website operators never give it a second thought since it just works - until it doesn't. As this report illustrates, managed DNS and traffic management services allow any organization to easily deploy bulletproof infrastructure resilient to failures and resistant to malicious attack.
  • 4 Ways Neustar Strengthens Your DNS Security
    Source: Neustar Inc
    White Paper: There are criminals who redirect DNS queries to their own servers to steal credit card data and other sensitive information, and the exploding problem of distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks, often aimed at DNS to cripple online business. There are steps that can be taken to protect DNS, lower business risk, and defend your brand.
  • Critical Role of DNS Calls for Higher Reliability, Tighter Security
    Source: Neustar Inc
    White Paper: IT pros are aware of the importance of DNS. They are also aware of the types of different attacks, but are sometimes unsure just how well their DNS solution is performing. New technologies offer a better approach through advanced distributed reliability and security features. These are aimed at defeating sophisticated DDoS and phishing threats, thereby increasing network uptime, business productivity, customer experience and organizational reputation.
  • Think You are Safe from DDoS Attacks?
    Source: Neustar Inc
    White Paper: Amazon Web Services is the world's top cloud platform. That's probably why you're on it - to enjoy reliable, scalable and affordable cloud computing. But while AWS excels at many things, it's mainly left to the developer to protect against a range of cyberattacks, including DDoS. In fact, AWS does NOT have customer-specific DDoS detection or prevention. Unless you're paying for Enterprise Support, AWS may not be able to help you in the event of a DDoS attack.
  • It's Who You Know: CDW + CISCO Unified Communications and Collaboration
    Source: CDW
    White Paper: When it comes to unified communications and collaboration, it's not just what you know. It's who you know. That's why we partner with leading vendors like Cisco. They offer a wide range of devices for collaboration, video, contact center and telephony. And with years of experience with Cisco deployments, CDW has the experts and the expertise to make them work for you. Together, we give our customers access to the latest technologies to help optimize their communications and boost productivity.
  • Workplaces That Work
    Source: CDW
    White Paper: Offices aren't productivity factories anymore-they're collaboration centers where individuals and groups can develop their best ideas. That means building out an office takes a whole new approach, and it isn't just about using aesthetics and shiny toys to attract top talent (although that is part of it). Successful offices are functional tools that bring technology and people together so they can do their best work. Cisco® Collaboration tools bring people together to speed the decision-making process and help you execute on your most innovative ideas while cutting operational waste. Bring Cisco Collaboration to your workplace and create a workplace that works.
  • Cisco Unified Contact Center Enterprise 9.0
    Source: CDW
    White Paper: As part of the Cisco Unified Communications Solutions portfolio, Cisco Unified Contact Center solutions create the foundation for positive customer service, a critical factor in building a stronger business. Cisco Unified Contact Center combines the power of collaboration with contact center management tools that transform customer care from simple phone transactions to unique, collaboration experiences that you can customize to address the needs of individual customers.
  • Top 5 Trends That Are Transforming Customer Service
    Source: CDW
    White Paper: These days, customer service is far more than a simple phone call. Today's customers want to be taken care of at any time, in any location, on any device. Yesterday's solutions aren't enough. Here are five important trends to keep up with in customer service.
  • ESG: Evolved Software- Defined Storage
    Source: Hedvig Inc.
    White Paper: Over recent years, software-defined storage has often seemed to be equal parts reality and hype. Multiple solutions are leveraging the moniker with different definitions, providing value in different ways, and targeting different markets. One segment of software-defined storage technologies is intended to disrupt traditional storage array solutions by delivering (traditional) storage array capabilities as pure software with the potential for significant gains in enhanced flexibility and affordability. Traditional storage architectures were designed for the old way of IT: fewer applications with predictable demand. The exponential growth of data along with demands for data accessibility anywhere at any time are mounting pressure on IT organizations to find a new model. Hedvig, an emerging software-defined storage player, is focused on delivering a new level of storage flexibility and scalability along with the capabilities necessary to supplant traditional storage arrays by moving the functionality to software. The software-defined storage space is still relatively nascent and Hedvig will have to deliver on its claims, but the outlook is promising and with solutions like this one, software-defined storage could become a substantial element of any organization's storage ecosystem.
  • Meet Evolving Business Demands with Software-Defined Storage
    Source: Hedvig Inc.
    White Paper: In January 2015, Hedvig commissioned Forrester Consulting to examine the growing need for flexible and dynamic storage systems within enterprise companies in the US. This study of IT managers involved with storage infrastructure decisions looks at how companies are currently investing in and making infrastructure decisions, and explores the needs and expectations for new storage infrastructure implementations to meet changing business demands. To do so, Forrester leveraged data from existing Forrester surveys and supplemented that data with a custom survey of 50 US IT infrastructure decision-makers at large firms of 1,000 or more employees.
  • Application-first Approach Taking Hold in Europe
    Source: VMware and Claranet
    White Paper: Successful European businesses are putting application know-how at the top of their supplier wish list as they look to IT service providers to help host and manage certain applications. This report reveals survey data on how European IT leaders are prioritizing applications for external management and highlights selection criteria to ensure that a potential partner takes a truly application-first approach and has the experience necessary to host niche and complicated applications.
  • Forrester Study - SaaS Adoption Requires a New Approach to Information
    Source: Adallom
    White Paper: 71% of security decision makers say they understand their accountability for SaaS security, but this figure diminishes significantly when specific aspects such as liability and division of responsibilities are dissected.
  • Cloud Usage Risk Report
    Source: Adallom
    White Paper: Unfortunately, Google, Salesforce, Box etc. aren't accountable for the security posture of your organization or its employees. Enter the shared responsibility model. Companies are responsible for employee activities & data, even in the cloud. Click to view what your employees are doing in cloud apps.
  • Cisco ASA with FirePOWER Services
    Source: Cisco Systems
    White Paper: Meet the industry's first adaptive, threat-focused next-generation firewall (NGFW) designed for a new era of threat and advanced malware protection. Cisco® ASA with FirePOWER Services delivers integrated threat defense for the entire attack continuum - before, during, and after an attack. How? By combining the proven security capabilities of the Cisco ASA firewall with the industry-leading Sourcefire® threat and Advanced Malware Protection (AMP) features together in a single device. The solution uniquely extends the capabilities of the Cisco ASA 5500-X Series Next-Generation Firewalls beyond what today's NGFW solutions are capable of. Whether you need protection for a small or midsized business, a distributed enterprise, or a single data center, Cisco® ASA with FirePOWER Services provides the needed scale and context in a NGFW solution.

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