Generally I don't like to write about brexit because of the emotional attachments that some people have to it; and the fact that it is almost impossible to find stock imagery which doesn't sway to either side of the debate.
If you have worked with file transfer systems for any length of time, you might have heard of or even seen settings available which refer to AS2. Despite this protocol and its predecessor AS1 having existed since the 1990s, very few people know what it is or how it works.
FTP has been around for as long as I can remember; and according to Rapid7 is still in widespread use today with over 21 million FTP servers on present on the internet today.
When it comes to old technology lurking around in your network, there is as good a chance as any other that an FTP or SFTP server is part, having been a staple of most IT teams for a very long time.
Like many industry sectors these days, there are a number of managed file transfer solutions on offer, all with their own features, user interface and optional extras. Just a google search for managed file transfer will return a plethora of results which are hard to effectively sift through.
Of all the blogs that we publish, the ones which are my favourite to write are those stories whereby we have helped a customer or prospective customer to achieve something which the normal marketing materials or administration guides do not cover.
It was a revealed in a recent Fortinet survey of CISOs that one of the top three priorities for the next few years is the integration of network operations and IT security. Something which is corroborated by what I am witnessing when speaking to and visiting our customers.
In this blog we take a look at NetFlow and other network packet analytics; what they are; how they work; and most importantly, should you be monitoring it.
If you are reading this blog, chances are you are familiar with IBM's MFT (Managed File Transfer) solution Sterling. If you are not, Sterling is an acquisition which IBM made a number of years ago, taking with it a large swathe of international customers who use the Sterling product line to move files between external and internal (and vice versa).
Having worked with network monitoring tools for almost ten years, we like to think we know a thing or two about this technology and the solutions on offer. Yet, with so many new features, such as cloud monitoring, network packet analysis and application metrics, now available with these tools, it can be dizzying comparing them.