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  • Driving Your Cloud Strategy with Private Network Solutions
    Source: Level 3 Communications
    White Paper: There is no understating the impact of security and network connectivity on today's cloud environments. Yes, clouds can scale, expedite processing, and reduce costs, but they also incur risks associated with multi-tenancy, availability, and access control. How users connect to the cloud is vital because not only are security risks non-negotiable, but performance, flexibility, and reliability are critical as well, which leads to a heavy emphasis on combining strong security with private network ecosystems.
  • Mission Critical Apps in the Cloud and New Connectivity Challenges
    Source: Level 3 Communications
    White Paper: Organizations considering a cloud initiative need to closely consider network performance between users, applications and their cloud services. Private networks allow businesses to control how data moves between users and the cloud by providing guaranteed throughput and consistent latency. Level 3 delivers improved performance, greater security, ultimate flexibility and more for businesses connecting to cloud solutions.
  • Efficient Cloud Connectivity Ensures Optimal Cloud Computing
    Source: Level 3 Communications
    White Paper: Many enterprises are now migrating their internal data center infrastructure and business applications to the cloud. Private network services are physically separate from the public Internet and they provide guaranteed throughput, availability, and latency. Level 3® Cloud Connect Solutions makes it simple and easy to establish private connections to the cloud.
  • Cybersecurity - You're Already Compromised
    Source: Level 3 Communications
    White Paper: Each year, IT faces an increase in targeted cyberattacks, more sophisticated and prepared attackers, a significant increase in DDoS attacks, and a growing number of hacker toolkits and black market trading sites for stolen data. Add to this the growing use of cyberattacks for use in espionage and geopolitical statements, and the future of cybersecurity looks even grimmer.
  • The Top Five Security Threats to Your Business
    Source: Level 3 Communications
    White Paper: Cyber security breaches are more common now than they have ever been. While they don't all make news headlines, they affect numerous businesses every single day.

    What exactly are these threats? How are they carried out and how can they impact business? The Level 3(SM) Advanced Threat Intelligence team has identified the top five most common security threats that you should know about.
  • Secure Pipes: Changing the Expectation of Your Internet Service Providers
    Source: Level 3 Communications
    White Paper: The time has come to change the way that security is conducted. The era of "bolt-on" security solutions needs to come to an end, or at least be recalibrated. Built-in security should become the expectation. Customers are not looking to buy "products" such as broadband access or Web filtering. Customers are looking for a solution- i.e., clean and secure connectivity.

    With secure pipes, the potential to have layers of complementary protection is possible: at the distributed edge or edges, and at a centralized gateway.
  • Why a Network-based Security Solution is Better than Using Point Solutions Architectures
    Source: Level 3 Communications
    White Paper: As security requirements and cyber threats keep evolving, network-based security that relies on monitoring command and control servers, suspect sites and IP addresses, and Netflow sessions, as well as looking for unusual activity, brings many benefits. In particular, network-based security offers enhanced protection against the growing number of unknown threats that are hard to block when using customer premises equipment (CPE) point solutions. Such solutions have the added disadvantage of being labor-intensive to manage, thus adding to operational costs.
  • Why a Network-based Security Solution is Better than Using Point Solutions Architectures
    Source: Level 3 Communications
    White Paper: As security requirements and cyber threats keep evolving, network-based security that relies on monitoring command and control servers, suspect sites and IP addresses, and Netflow sessions, as well as looking for unusual activity, brings many benefits. In particular, network-based security offers enhanced protection against the growing number of unknown threats that are hard to block when using customer premises equipment (CPE) point solutions. Such solutions have the added disadvantage of being labor-intensive to manage, thus adding to operational costs.
  • 4G Failover for Business Continuity: Maximizing Revenue and Minimizing Business Risk to Your Brand
    Source: CradlePoint
    White Paper: While short outages are common, longer service disruptions - due to weather, human error or even squirrels - can be catastrophic, paralyzing business operations. Your organization can feel the consequences long after the connection has been repaired. This white paper explores the benefits of using 4G LTE as a back up solution to maximize revenue and minimize business risk downtime can have on your brand. You'll learn how a 4G wireless solution has benefits over wired backup solutions for business continuity.

    Please download the whitepaper to learn more!
  • In-Vehicle Network Solutions: IT Buyer's Guide
    Source: CradlePoint
    White Paper: The ever growing "Internet of Things," together with the cloud, has created a host of new possibilities for enterprise network architectures for the distributed enterprise. For this market that must manage hundreds or thousands of locations, enterprise mobility and always-on Internet access have become prerequisites for conducting business operations. This white paper explores the practical applications for 4G LTE networks, network management through the cloud for hundreds or thousands of locations, and the keys to success when choosing a 4G LTE solution.
  • Mitigating Security Risks at the Network's Edge
    Source: CradlePoint
    White Paper: Distributed enterprises with hundreds or thousands of locations face the ongoing challenge of maintaining network security. With locations that typically process credit cards, distributed enterprises are at a particularly high risk of suffering data breaches. This white paper provides strategies and best practices for distributed enterprises to protect their networks against vulnerabilities, threats, and malicious attacks.
  • 2015 Cyber Risk Report
    Source: HP
    White Paper: We're making it easy for hackers. New technologies like mobile, Big Data, and the Internet of Things expand the attack surface and bring new technologies they can exploit. In addition, weaknesses in code that is decades old and common problems like server misconfiguration, weak passwords, and poor coding practices open doors that should have been closed long ago. To protect your business, you need an in-depth understanding of the evolving threat landscape and how hackers exploit it to penetrate defenses and steal data.

    The HP Cyber Risk Report 2015 brings you the information you need. This comprehensive report culminates a year-long effort by one of the most capable and respected security research organizations in the world. It's packed with more than 70 pages of detail including:
    - The common, well-known problems that continue to plague cyber security
    - Security trends in Windows, Linux, and mobile OSs
    - Why security pros were unprepared for Heartbleed and similar events
    - Why multi-layer defenses are now required
  • Hitachi Converged Virtualization Comparison Guide
    Source: Hitachi© and Intel®
    White Paper: To meet growing enterprise demands and to limit the scope and nature of shadow IT projects, IT needs a virtualization solution that reduces complexity and increases agility without sacrificing flexibility and control over the physical or virtual IT environment. Converged infrastructure platforms can help meet these demands, but competing platforms differ greatly in the features they offer for managing, monitoring, provisioning and protecting the entire IT environment.
  • Hard Choices for Cloud Application Architectures
    Source: Rackspace
    White Paper: Companies can't afford to worry about the day-to-day intricacies of infrastructure and operations. Find out how managed cloud services can help you focus on your core business and stay fast and lean-free up your team to do what they do best.
  • Do You Know who is Running Your Cloud?
    Source: Rackspace
    White Paper: Choosing a partner with deep cloud expertise, a track record of leadership, an understanding of your industry, and insight into your business' unique requirements is the clear path for migrating your operations into a scalable, highly available cloud solution.

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