Five worthy reads is a regular column on five noteworthy items we’ve discovered while researching trending and timeless topics. In this edition, we’ll learn about DataOps, an interesting methodology that can help organizations fast-track their data analytics operations.
In this blog post we are going to look at several JMeter Controllers, specifically: This is not an exhaustive list of controllers that JMeter offers but these once will give you a clear insight into how controllers are integral in defining load testing scenarios and how without them you will struggle to build complex and indicative load tests.
The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted organizations around the world in many ways. Changing government regulations have created challenges for businesses and customers as they try to comply with mandates. As a result, customers have shifted their demands to digital channels for accessing goods and services. Business operations have also hit road bumps as their workforces may have decreased and/or have limited capacity working from home.
Use our new SAP Concur integration for reliable, easy-to-use ELT for your financial analytics.
This month we are especially proud to announce updates that took place in Loadero recently, as we finally added another language to create test scripts, supplemented built-in fake media, and made other improvements to ease testing and make it more insightful for our users. Here is what has been added or changed during the last month.
Securrency is a technology products company that delivers a complete suite of security and compliance tools. Their complex suite of financial technology needs to have top performance and security. Currently, Securrency has 50 developers working across their multiple software products and this software requires thorough testing. They have a dedicated QA team that does manual and automated testing.
Studies consistently show that a positive UX (user experience) drives revenue growth, repeat business and brand loyalty. Here’s a good example: in Robert Pressman’s book Software Engineering: A Practitioner’s Approach, he writes “For every dollar spent to resolve a problem during product design, $10 would be spent on the same problem during development, and multiply to $100 or more if the problem had to be solved after the product’s release.”
When you need to comply with functional safety standards like ISO 26262, you need to establish a compliance workflow. This is critical for both ISO 26262 semiconductor design and software design. In this blog, we breakdown how to handle complexity of semiconductor IPs in ISO 26262 compliance workflows.
I recently attended a Snyk roundtable with Intuit, and it was such a good session that I wanted to write a post sharing some of the insightful discussion and takeaways — starting with this great artistic impression of the session! As a TL;DR, here are my biggest takeaways from the session.
Docker is a platform for developers and sysadmins to develop, deploy, and run applications using containers. Docker is also referred to as an application packaging tool. This means that enabled applications can be configured and packaged into a Docker image that can be used to spawn Docker containers that run instances of the application. It provides many benefits including runtime environment isolation, consistency via code, and portability.
We are delighted to announce that SquaredUp 5.1 is now available! With this latest update, we are introducing new integrations and visualizations that extend the picture of your business services and applications by unlocking even more of your data that is trapped within silos. You can now get insights on your enterprise applications from any angle! These features are available in all our products, including our newest product Dashboard Server.
Password managers protect your online logins. As more people are now working from home, issues of online security have made password managers an essential tool. It is too easy to fall into the habit of reusing the same password for multiple sites. Doing so is bad password hygiene. In this blog, we explore why you should use a password manager and what password hygiene is.
Spambrella the Global Email Security and Corporate Governance company has been awarded a highly prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the United Kingdom. Presented on behalf of Her Majesty The Queen, for demonstrating excellence in International Trade.
Telemedicine or mobile healthcare apps are unquestionably important in our daily lives, as the world is increasingly shifting to an all-digital landscape. And when you think of the current pandemic scenario when social distancing and wearing masks are the new normal, nothing seems to be safer than using mobile health apps. But are we really safe while using these apps? Well, that brings us to the concern of being safe on the internet while using mobile healthcare apps.
In response to the many disruptions across supply chains over the past year, new trends are emerging and others are gaining more traction to help bolster resilience in this space. Organizations are pivoting operations, leveraging different resources, and taking advantage of new technologies to streamline their supply chain orchestration moving forward.
In case you missed it, Netskope’s recent Aiming for Zero event was focused around how Zero Trust is more than just access controls and passwords—it’s a security concept that applies to all aspects of your network, your data, the applications you use, and the way you interact with them. If you missed the event and want to hear more about our deep dives int Zero Trust, there’s no need to worry!
Did you know that an average worker spends approximately 3 hours per 8 hour workday in personal or unproductive work? A significant amount of time is lost in repetitive or administrative tasks, which do not aid in increasing project productivity. Instead, they adversely impact employee satisfaction and efficiency by robbing substantial project time. As such, improving workflow productivity and efficiency has become a key challenge for organizations today.
When we talk about upgrades here at SolarWinds, we spend a lot of time discussing the beneficial features, performance, and capabilities you can gain. That’s not by accident. The honest-to-goodness truth is, the most compelling reason to upgrade ANYTHING—from our phone to our game console to our monitoring software—is because we’ll be able to do something both new and useful to us.
Heroku is a cloud platform as a service (PaaS) for efficiently building, deploying, monitoring, and scaling applications. Originally created to work with the Ruby programming language, Heroku is now part of the Salesforce platform and supports languages such as Java, Node.js, PHP, Python, and Scala. While Heroku makes it easy to develop production-ready applications fast, one question remains: how can you integrate your Heroku app data with the rest of your data infrastructure and workflows?
Threat modelling is a process for identifying potential threats to an organization's network security and all the vulnerabilities that could be exploited by those threats. Most security protocols are reactive - threats are isolated and patched after they've been injected into a system. Threat modelling, on the other hand, is a proactive approach to cybersecurity, whereby potential threats are identified and anticipated.
Don’t make costly mistakes as your business strives to make better use of data.
Apache Spark is now widely used in many enterprises for building high-performance ETL and Machine Learning pipelines. If the users are already familiar with Python then PySpark provides a python API for using Apache Spark. When users work with PySpark they often use existing python and/or custom Python packages in their program to extend and complement Apache Spark’s functionality. Apache Spark provides several options to manage these dependencies.
I talk with many of my fellow engineers at conferences and other events throughout the year. One thing I like demonstrating is how they can implement a continuous integration/continuous deployment (CI/CD) pipeline into a codebase with very little effort. In this post I will walk through some demo code and the CircleCI config that I use in the demonstration. Following these steps will show you how to implement CI/CD pipelines into your code base.
Security best practices are essential to follow when installing any web-based application. Here, we outline the steps for setting up Klocwork, a static code analysis and SAST tool, for secure operations. This process is generally on-premises and behind a firewall. There should be additional precautions taken in the case of exposing anything on the internet. Read along or jump ahead to the section that interests you the most.
Bring disparate spreadsheets into your centralized analytics destination.
We’re officially cool! Dashbird is extremely proud to be named as a Cool Vendor by Gartner in Monitoring, Observability, and Cloud Operations in their 28 April 2021 report on “Cool Vendors in Monitoring, Observability and Cloud Operations”. “Dashbird provides a novel approach to observability for serverless applications that run inside an AWS environment.
A security and information event management (SIEM) tool can be a valuable component of a mature security strategy. Indeed, effective SIEM solutions have been available for well over a decade. Organizations typically purchase SIEM tools expecting fast implementation and reliable security threat alerts that provide the intelligence required to respond promptly and prevent breaches. The reality is quite different.
Your website is your primary storefront on the internet and any website issues can lead to customer dissatisfaction and lost business. Which is why it is important to monitor your website to make sure that it is working properly. In this guide, we will learn how to set up website uptime monitoring with UptimeRobot.
Making sure that your websites and apps are not slowing down and frustrating your users is important to keep your customers happy. Sentry performance monitoring enables you to find and solve performance issues in your apps.
Datadog’s support of OpenTelemetry—a vendor-agnostic, open source set of APIs and libraries for collecting system and application telemetry data—has helped thousands of organizations implement monitoring strategies that complement their existing workflows. Many of our customers leverage OpenTelemetry for their server- and container-based deployments, but also need visibility into the health and performance of their serverless applications running on AWS Lambda.
A selection of this week’s more interesting vulnerability disclosures and cyber security news. For a daily selection see our twitter feed at #ionCube24. I don’t know about you, but I’ve always been wary of the risk of QR codes. Yes they are useful, but the risk of visiting a dodgy embedded URL without prompt goes against all we’re told. I’m pretty sure there have been issues in the past, but here is a new example.
Change is the primary cause of service reliability issues for agile engineering teams. In this post, I’ll cover how you can limit the impact of a buggy change, making it past your quality gates with Kong Gateway and Spinnaker for canary deployment.
You have identified a data breach, now what? Your Incident Response Playbook is up to date. You have drilled for this, you know who the key players on your team are and you have their home phone numbers, mobile phone numbers, and email addresses, so you get to work. It is seven o’clock in the evening so you are sure everyone is available and ready to respond, you begin typing “that” email and making phone calls, one at a time.
The last ten years have seen a massive change in how IT operations and development enable business success. From virtualization and cloud computing to continuous delivery, continuous integration, and rapid application development, IT has never been more complex or more critical to creating competitive advantage. To support increasingly Web-Scale IT operations and wide-scale cloud adoption, applications now operate as services.
During the next two weeks, our team will work to improve the overall experience of Qovery. We gathered all your feedback (thank you to our wonderful community 🙏), and we decided to make significant changes to make Qovery a better place to deploy and manage your apps. This series will reveal all the changes and features you will get in the next major release of Qovery. Let's go!
If you’re interested in cloud computing, AWS certifications are one of the most rewarding paths to a dynamic career. As a worldwide leader in cloud infrastructure service, Amazon prepares certified experts who are highly sought after by IT organizations around the world. Did you know that 94% of organizations use a cloud service and 30% of their IT budgets are allocated to cloud computing?
In this article, we’ll be taking you through the steps and what to bear in mind in each stage of migrating to serverless – from preparation to migration and post-transition.
CDN’s annual ranking of the Top 100 Solution Providers in Canada places Calligo four places higher than last year, and is still the only one to place such emphasis on data’s intelligent use and continuous safety. Calligo was this week once again listed in Channel Daily News’ (CDN) annual Top 100 Solution Providers, rising up the rankings to 67th. The ranking is based on managed service providers’ (MSPs) 2020 Canadian revenue figures and is verified by the organisers.
It’s estimated that cyber crime will cost businesses as much as $45,000,000,000 by 2025. Each year, small businesses who haven’t put a cyber security plan in place are at the mercy of hackers who are using ever increasingly sophisticated methods to breach their network, compromise their data - and even hold the business to ransom.
These days many setups have a lot of redundancy and you may not want to send notifications during the night, just because one of multiple http servers has a problem. This blog post will show you how to setup a single service with a state combining multiple other services.
At JFrog, we’ve seen DevOps and DevSecOps adoption growing robustly in Asia-Pacific (APAC), as the region’s large enterprises recognize the competitive advantage and importance of DevOps and digital transformation. In fact, by 2025, up to 25% of Asia’s 500 largest companies will become software producers to digitally transform and maintain their A500 status, IDC predicts1.
It’s been said that every line of code is a liability. We have to write code to create software, but every time we do we create the possibility of software bugs—or “bugs” for short. But what is a bug exactly? A bug is something that is either entirely wrong or not quite right with software. It can lead to wrong outputs or behaviors, or even crash the whole system.
SRE best practices are disrupting and catalyzing change in the ways organizations approach IT Operations. In this blog we look at 7 ways SRE is bringing this transition. Site Reliability Engineering is a new practice that has been growing in popularity among many businesses. Also known as SRE, the new activity puts a premium on monitoring, tracking bugs, and creating systems and automations that solve the problem in the long term.
The insurance sector is incredibly competitive and tightly regulated, so being able to provide great customer service is vital to success. And having the right technology is imperative to delivering quality service. At Covéa Insurance, the UK arm of France’s top mutual insurance group, we provide commercial, motor, high-net worth, property, pet, and protection insurance to more than 2 million customers.
In this article, you will learn how to monitor SQL Server with Prometheus. SQL Server is a popular database, which is very straightforward to monitor with a simple Prometheus exporter. Like all databases, SQL Server has many points of failure, such as delays in transactions or too many connections in the database. We are basing this guide on Golden Signals, a reduced set of metrics that offer a wide view of a service from a user or consumer perspective.
Understand how the Synopsys partner ecosystem can help your organization address your software quality and application security challenges. To build secure, high-quality software in today’s challenging environment, organizations need world-class partnerships backed by industry-leading software quality and application security products and services.
Monitoring is not easy. Period. In our guide to Kubernetes monitoring we explained how you need a different approach to monitoring Kubernetes than with traditional VMs. In this blog post, we’ll go into more detail about the key Kubernetes metrics you have access to and how to make sense of them. Kubernetes is the most popular container orchestrator currently available. It’s available as a service across all major cloud providers. Kubernetes is now a household name.
The ever-evolving threat landscape in our software development ecosystem demands that we put some thought into the security controls that we use throughout development and delivery in order to keep the bad guys away. This is where the secure software development life cycle (SSDLC) comes into play. Organizations need to make sure that beyond providing their customers with innovative products ahead of the competition, their security is on point every step of the way throughout the SDLC.
Working from home, remote-first, asynchronous work. There are many ways to describe our new way of professional life. Much has been explored from an employees point of view, but how do leaders and managers deal with the new situation? We have a look at the challenges and needs of software engineering leadership.
We built Grafana Enterprise Metrics (GEM) to empower centralized observability teams to provide a multi-tenanted, horizontally scalable Prometheus-as-a-Service experience for their end users. The GEM plugin for Grafana is a key piece of realizing this vision. It provides a point-and-click way for teams operating GEM to understand the state of their cluster and manage settings for each of the tenants within it.
Ever wonder what really bugs a CISO. Well, do we have a story for you. In this Log’s Honest Truth podcast, presented in partnership with ITSP Magazine, Devo CISO JC Vega discusses the confessions of “Mr. T” (we disguised his face to protect his identity) a veteran CISO. Listen to the podcast. “Mr. T” faced three primary challenges: Next up, the confessions of “Mr. V,” a digital security and fraud director.
In 2020, companies had just a few short months to transform the way they conducted business in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. IT had to find new, more efficient ways to deliver powerful software applications that would keep businesses running. At the same time, IT teams continued to deal with three key challenges that plague every company: 1. Lack of developers. 2. Lack of time. 3. Lack of alignment between business leaders and IT.
Finding the right information in Mattermost is critical to work smarter and be more productive. Searching in Mattermost now finds both relevant messages and files in your team’s conversation history. Search will return results for attachments that match the file name or contain matching text content within supported document types. File search is available today in Mattermost Cloud and in Mattermost Self-Managed v5.35 (available May 16), with mobile support coming soon.
Creating an effective threat hunting program is among the top priorities of security leaders looking to become more proactive and build active defenses. Yet finding the right expertise to staff a hunt team remains a challenge, with 58% of respondents in a recent SecOps survey saying they felt their organization’s investigative skills and capabilities were in need of improvement.
Long before he was forced to reconcile his passion for the Boston Red Sox with a new love interest, or became the king of late night, Jimmy Fallon made the “IT guy” famous. As Nick Burns, “Your Company’s Computer Guy,” Fallon expertly (and hilariously) personified the brutish, condescending and dismissive IT admin we all fear, the person with simply no time for their perceived lowly technical knowledge and unsuspecting nature of the average end-user.
During my office hours, I frequently get asked for practical tips on getting started with observability. Often it’s from folks on teams who are already practicing continuous delivery (or trying to get there) and are interested in more advanced practices like progressive delivery. They know observability can help—but as individual contributors—they don’t sign the checks, so they feel powerless to help get their team started with observability.
React continues to be the web framework of choice for many UI developers, second only to jQuery, according to Stack Overflow. It provides an intuitive model for building data-driven user interfaces, and efficiently updates the DOM when this data changes. React pairs nicely with Redux, which enables managing the data that React needs to render interfaces. Redux offers a predictable way to structure and update the data in those frontend applications.
In my previous blogs in the Dashboard Server Learning Path, we looked at working with the Web API tile and the PowerShell tile. In this instalment, let’s try the SQL tile. This tile will let you connect to any SQL database and run a SQL query straight from SquaredUp. This tile is also available in both the SquaredUp for SCOM and Azure products, so I have some familiarity with it already.
Our research finds that leaving Jenkins behind results in a higher return on investment, thanks to predictability of resource requirements and freed-up capacity. Read our new report focusing on the business impact of switching to cloud-based CI.
Last week we covered the essentials of event logging: Ensuring that all your systems are writing logs about the important events or activities occurring on them. This week we will cover the essentials of centrally collecting these Event Logs on a Window Event Collector (WEC) server, which then forwards all logs to Elastic Security.
Personal finance is so important to consumers that more than a third of Americans review their checking account balance daily. Meanwhile, the rise in popularity of financial technology solutions, (fintech), means that more people than ever can make life-changing money moves with a tiny computer in their pockets. In fact, Fintech startups have a real opportunity to transform how customers engage with the global economy, but the stakes are high.
We created a survey to ask our consumers about their cloud to gain insight into how we can provide the best possible solution to our customers. 270 people responded in the tech community of all different job titles and cloud providers. This survey gave us lots of valuable insight into how companies are using the cloud for their business and their pain points, which is where we come in.
Cloudera released a lot of things around Apache NiFi recently! We just released Cloudera Flow Management (CFM) 2.1.1 that provides Apache NiFi on top of Cloudera Data Platform (CDP) 7.1.6. This major release provides the latest and greatest of Apache NiFi as it includes Apache NiFi 1.13.2 and additional improvements, bug fixes, components, etc. Cloudera also released CDP 7.2.9 on all three major cloud platforms, and it also brings Flow Management on DataHub with Apache NiFi 1.13.2 and more.
Amazon Web Services has announced enhanced support for the open-source distribution of the OpenTelemetry project for its users. AWS Distro for OpenTelemetry (ADOT) now includes support for AWS Lambda layers for the most popular languages and additional partners integrated into the ADOT collector. And one of those partners is Logz.io! Logz.io is happy to announce that our exporter is now included in the AWS Distro for OpenTelemetry.
Kubernetes makes it easier in certain ways to manage reliability. But incident response teams and SREs must also be prepared to handle the unique reliability challenges that K8s creates.
We are thrilled to announce the availability of Calico Enterprise 3.5, which delivers deep observability across the entire Kubernetes stack, from application to networking layers (L3–L7). This release also includes data plane support for Windows and eBPF, in addition to the standard Linux data plane. These new capabilities are designed to automate, simplify and accelerate Kubernetes adoption and deployment. Here are highlights from the release…
The remote work revolution is here to stay. But making the emotional pivot to make remote work pay off won’t be easy. So says Joe Kennedy, a Partner and Technology Consulting Leader with PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PwC). In the last episode of this two-part post, Kennedy reminded us that we’ve always had the capability to do remote work. He says that the challenge now is to find and fix the rough patches in our business processes to make work more efficient.
Happy second birthday to ZeroNorth! Today marks two years of our ongoing dedication to helping organizations build and maintain successful application security programs.
Following President Biden’s address to Congress last night in which he referenced cybersecurity as a priority twice, news is circulating today that the executive order on cybersecurity is imminent. This news comes as a much awaited and long overdue step towards creating standardization and structure around cybersecurity.
When the world transitioned to a remote workspace, one of the things that most of us figured out quickly was that some applications just don’t work well with corporate VPN. Video and voice applications, like Microsoft Teams, are essential to business operations. I wouldn’t want to add another point of failure that I’d need to troubleshoot if I didn’t have to.
I stepped into the role of Head of Engineering for Bitbucket Cloud in late 2020, having served as one of the team's senior engineering managers for several years. It is an honor and a privilege to lead this team, and I couldn't be prouder of the hard work we've done and continue to do each day to make Bitbucket a world-class product empowering teams to build, test, and deploy software to millions of people around the world. It has been an eventful journey, and the past few weeks are no exception.
Automated incident management ensures that critical events are detected, addressed and resolved in a fast, efficient manner. Automation allows incident management tools to integrate with each other and fosters instant communication across the systems. Automation tears down barriers across IT operations (ITOps) teams and ensures all departments are on the same page. Teams gain full visibility into incident status to verify that incidents are addressed by the relevant groups.
Helix ALM is an application lifecycle management tool, which includes requirements management, test case management, and issue management. It is applicable across a broad range of methodologies, including modern agile practices, traditional waterfall development, or a hybrid approach. Because it encompasses a broad scope of records and team activities, Helix ALM specializes in end-to-end traceability and configurable workflows.
On April 15th Moogsoft’s VP Marketing, John Haley, welcomed Datadog Product Manager, Alex Vetras, along with DevOps Institute Chief Ambassador, Helen Beal, and Moogsoft’s CTO, Dave Casper, for an informal roundtable exploring how users can now see rich-context incidents from across the full stack in minutes, and the opportunities this presents to organizations.
At the start of our enterprise cost containment series, Leon examined what cost containment is and why IT pros should care. Basically, you should care how your projects and work affect the business’s bottom line and should understand enough about it that you can communicate effectively with management. Even though you may not think about the business in this way most of the time, it directly affects your job.
In the beginning, social engineering was an art of social science. It is used to change people’s behaviour and make changes in society. It looks at a lot of groups, including government, media, academia and industries. Nevertheless, with the development of technology and people’s concerns about security, social engineering has started to be used. Cyber criminals use it to trick humans by using deceptive techniques or information that disguises their intentions.
Data science and big data are essential in today’s world of marketing. You’ve probably already seen multiple instances of both being used for advertising and sales purposes, but you may not realize just how useful they are. If you own a business, you need to know how to use data for your own marketing programs.
Your data now resides in the cloud, and you’ve chosen SaaS providers that use their own products (or drink their own champagne, as I like to say). Does that mean you’re getting the full value from your data? No. Chances are high your data is still siloed. This time, the culprits are your SaaS providers who collect and store your data, thus limiting the analytics you can perform on it.
That’s why we’ve compiled a list of the best 25 communication tools for you and your team, so you can always stay in touch with each other and with your customers. These tools will help you handle team communication, manage your projects, and even automate customer communication. By the end of the article, you’ll know exactly which tools you should be using. Let’s get started.
For 20 years, standalone BI tools have failed to penetrate more than 25% of the average organization, with most workers using them once a week, according to Eckerson Group. While many modern dashboards are sophisticated and user-friendly, they are still often accessed as standalone tools outside of line-of-business applications. This separation means it isn’t guaranteed that users will adopt BI, or gain insight from their data.
This blog post builds on the knowledge from my previous gRPC posts (Part 1: gRPC vs. REST, Part 2: A Breakdown of gRPC in Practice, and Part 3: Using gRPC in your Front End Application), however it can also be read as a standalone. More than a year has passed since we wrote the first line of code at StackPulse. Having previously used REST API, we wanted to use gRPC as our protocol of choice both for internal and external communication.
Virtual reality retail experiences are transforming brick-and-mortar shopping. With the global augmented reality/virtual reality (AR/VR) market expected to reach 1.6 billion by 2021, there is massive potential to expand into virtual spaces. Creating a virtual shopping experience helps both retailers and consumers. It can reduce overall operating costs and offer immersive experiences for consumers to try and customize before they buy. So how can retailers build VR in retail?
Over the past 18 months, as we’ve sheltered at home, the demand for global and last mile logistics, food delivery applications, and urban mobility services has skyrocketed. Realtime location data underpins much of the core value these applications and services provide. It enables delightful user experiences that make hungry end-users happy.
The role of the developer has evolved over the past several years. Developers are not only responsible for writing code and releasing new software rapidly but also for securing code. By implementing security in the software development lifecycle, you can reduce risk and cost without slowing down time to production. But the developer role is already stretched so thin and many developers don’t have a background in security.
This is a basic introduction to Lambda triggers that uses DynamoDB as an event source example. We talk a lot about the more advanced level of Lambda triggers in our popular two-part series: Complete Guide to Lambda Triggers. If you want to learn more, read part one and part two. We’re going back to the basics this time because skipping some steps when learning something new might get you confused. It tends to get annoying, or it can even make you frustrated. Why?
Artificial Intelligence has had a massive influence on everything related to business. It’s not just the tech industry that has felt its impact, but also pretty much any other industry thanks to the versatility that is so characteristic of AI. Likewise, the B2B sector has also been affected by the spread of AI and its common usage by business owners and marketers alike.
Financial crime has become a red-hot topic over the last 12 months, as fraudsters have sought to exploit the monitoring gaps between people, process and technology across an ever-widening attack surface – driven by the growth in usage of remote (digital) channels. Even before its recent growth, the cost of fraud and financial crime was significant.
One of the findings of our investigations pointed to a compromised account as a possible cause of the cyberoperation. While I was reading the results, I thought, “That could have been me. In fact, it could have been any of our employees,” and I began asking myself what I as an individual could do to increase the security of the company I’m working for. Let’s face it, most of the risk is produced by us humans and our behavior.
Linting is the process of statically analyzing code in search of potential problems. What constitutes a problem, in this case, can vary across programming languages, or even across projects within the same language. I would put these problems under a few different categories: Let’s take a look at a few examples of each.
FortiGate, a next-generation firewall from IT Cyber Security leaders Fortinet, provides the ultimate threat protection for businesses of all sizes. FortiGate helps you understand what is happening on your network, and informs you about certain network activities, such as the detection of a virus, a visit to an invalid website, an intrusion, a failed login attempt, and myriad others. This post will show you how Coralogix can provide analytics and insights for your FortiGate logs.
JFrog and PagerDuty have deepened their technology integration to further boost IT operators’ and developers’ visibility into the software development lifecycle and accelerate incident resolution. The latest integration, which involves the JFrog Pipelines DevOps pipeline automation solution, simplifies and streamlines how to identify faulty builds that impact production environments.
The future of enterprise IT stacks is the cloud. In fact, according to a 2019 Gartner post, when we say “cloud infrastructure,” 81% of people really mean multi-cloud. Considering the analyst took this survey prior to the pandemic, we can safely assume that the number of companies with multi-cloud stacks is probably higher than this. Companies choose a multi-cloud strategy for a lot of reasons, including making disaster recovery and migration easier.
Well, it’s official. The COVID-19 pandemic dramatically accelerated the digital economy, and there are no signs of letting off the gas. According to the U.S. Commerce Department, the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in a 44% increase in eCommerce sales from 2019 to 2020. Individuals increasingly prefer contactless payment methods – think holding up your phone to the credit card terminal – as a way to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
We’re excited to announce the launch of the all-new idea portal. A place where great ideas can grow, build support, and help shape the future of Auvik. The idea portal allows us to collect your suggestions while keeping you informed of what we’re working on, and what we’re planning to implement next. We can’t wait for your input!
Application security has a broad scope for teams that build and ship cloud native applications. The landscape spans many processes, tools, and team members, and includes anything from automating secure pipelines (hello DevSecOps) to open source security to cloud infrastructure security testing.
Recently, a friend reminded me of a joke we used to have when we were both developers at a huge software corporation (we won’t mention names, but back when printers were a thing, you probably owned one of theirs). We didn’t develop printers. We developed performance testing and monitoring tools. We were the dev team, which was completely separate from the QA team and from the Ops team (yes, I’m that old – we didn’t even call it DevOps back then).
Creating robust, manageable, and reusable functionality is a big part of my job as a CI/CD engineer. Recently, I wrote about managing reusable pipeline configuration by adopting and implementing pipeline variables within pipeline configuration files. As I showed in that tutorial, pipeline variables and orbs have added some flexibility to this process, but they are still a bit limited.
With the new release of dynamic config via setup workflows, CircleCI customers can now use jobs and workflows, not only to execute work but to determine the work they want to run. We built dynamic config because we know our users want more dynamism in the CircleCI build process. Historically, our platform has been very deterministic: the config is pre-set in a file based on the revision for a given pipeline.
The CVE-2021-25735 medium-level vulnerability has been found in Kubernetes kube-apiserver that could bypass a Validating Admission Webhook and allow unauthorised node updates. The kube-apiserver affected are: You are only affected by this vulnerability if both of the following conditions are valid: By exploiting the vulnerability, adversaries could bypass the Validating Admission Webhook checks and allow update actions on Kubernetes nodes.
Today, I am excited to share that we secured $188M in a new funding round, at a valuation of $1.19B (read more here). At the outset, I want to thank our employees, partners, investors and most importantly, our customers for this important milestone. The funding follows a year of unmatched innovation that led to accelerated revenue growth, installed base growth, and rapid community adoption of our open source projects.
As the Software as a Service (SaaS) industry continues to grow, finding ways to win on gross margin becomes increasingly important. By finding sustainable strategies that either increase revenue or limit the cost of goods sold (COGS), SaaS companies can gain a competitive advantage and continue pursuing their broader growth objectives. While all SaaS brands want to be “profitable”, broadly speaking, there are many different ways to define what profitability actually means.
In the competitive business world, building a robust software application becomes a vital part of the business. Ensured application performance requires consistent monitoring across several aspects. However, building dedicated tools from scratch is time-consuming and likely unviable.
Standard Chartered Bank is changing the future of banking by simplifying authentication for its customers --letting customers decide the best way to access their accounts and get things done, without jumping through extra hoops. In the ultra-competitive world of retail banking, customer service is the competitive advantage and identity is key. I recently had the pleasure of chatting with Alan Chiew, Executive Director and Head of Technology at Standard Chartered Bank.
I have been using Grafana for almost four years now, and in that time it has become my go-to tool for my application observability needs. Especially now that Grafana allows you to also view logs and traces, you can easily have all three pillars of observability surfaced through Grafana. As a result, when I started working on the Elixir PromEx library, having Grafana be the end target for the metrics dashboards made perfect sense.
Wondering what SEO trends are rocking the world of SEO in 2021? In this post, we’ve cherry-picked the top 9 trends to keep an eye on.
On December 8, 2020, Kubernetes released version 1.20—the third and final release of the popular container orchestration platform in 2020. Kubernetes noted in a blog post that the version contained 42 enhancements. Of those enhancements, 16 entered into alpha, while the remainder moved to beta or graduated to stable at 15 and 11, respectively.
The REST API in Enterprise Alert 9 has now been extended with a 2-way functionality. This allows to call webhooks or REST endpoints from third party systems on alarm status changes (acknowledge, close). Thus, in Enterprise Alert 9, it becomes child’s play to establish a 2-way integration with almost any REST enabled third party system.
Selenium is a tremendously popular automated testing tool for desktop, web applications. Testing on mobile devices is a major requirement that has grown exponentially in recent years. Why has the mobile testing requirement grown so much? The answer is pretty clear. Just look at how dependent each one of us has become on a mobile phone. Today mobile phones are as vital as breathing for us. That is the reason that going without a mobile phone for even a few hours seems impossible for us.
In our previous post on securing Oracle applications, we discussed how to enable Oracle Native Network Encryption for your client and server. In the conclusion however, we noted some of the shortcomings of using that security mechanism (potential for man-in-the-middle attacks, inability to control secure certificates, etc.). Here we begin to address those issues by instead enabling SSL/TLS encryption between the Oracle client and database.
The goal of this four-part series is to help you learn how to write your own Mattermost plugins for the first time. To kick things off, this article teaches you how to set up your developer environment. My test computer is a five-year-old laptop with an Intel i5 processor and 4GB of RAM. You need at least 30GB of hard disk for this project. Of course, you’ll also need an internet connection. We start with a freshly installed Ubuntu 20.04. You don’t need to install the desktop environment.
New capabilities, including a custom-branded OEM option, enable product teams to blend data integration into their apps.
There’s a common misconception that cloud providers handle security, a relic leftover from hosting providers of previous decades. The truth is, cloud providers use a shared responsibility model, leaving a lot of security up to the customer. Stories of AWS compromise are widespread, with attackers often costing organizations many thousands of dollars in damages.
Social distancing measures taken by responsible employers have greatly increased the number of employees working remotely. Even in the midst of this crisis, some companies and their employees can enjoy the objective benefits of not having to waste time and money on long commutes. At the same time, plenty of businesses really didn't have the structure in place to support a vast, full-time work-at-home workforce with the security or business processes they needed.
The success of a modern business starts with recognizing the value of the customer and committing to provide a great experience. The best companies do this by putting respect and empathy at the core of every interaction. In today’s new era of work, delivering an enhanced customer experience has become increasingly connected with the employee experience. This creates new opportunities for organizations to drive stronger satisfaction for both parties simultaneously.
Aternity recently sponsored a webinar with 451 Research, part of S&P Global Market Intelligence, on the future of work. Two scary statistics on the impact of end-user technology on employee engagement, satisfaction, and productivity were presented. This blog covers how Aternity helps organizations address the challenges of hybrid work environments.
Your brand is the image your customers have of your business; this is precisely what makes your brand into such a valuable asset. It’s no surprise that brand presence is increasingly shifting into the digital realm. And while digital transformation brings with it a whole new world of possibilities, the digitization of the brand also introduces new risks.
Today marks a big day for two very successful companies, and I got the chance to sit down with SmartBear CEO, Frank Roe, and Bugsnag CEO and co-founder, James Smith. Tim: For those who perhaps haven’t already seen this morning’s press release, why don’t we kick things off by having you share this morning’s news. Frank: Sure, Tim.
It now takes organizations 207 days to identify and 73 days to contain security breaches, according to IBM’s 2020 Cost of a Data Breach Report. That means the average “lifecycle” of an incident is a staggering 280 days — 7 months! Moreover, cybercrimes are becoming increasingly sophisticated and attackers are quicker than ever when it comes to finding cracks in corporate infrastructure.
“Smart” is the buzzword for strategic industries operating in Energy, Utilities, and Transportation. We are also starting to see this “Smart” nomenclature used in local authorities, defense and public services.
The mission statement is so direct and uncomplicated. SU Queensland, a non-profit organization based in Australia, is all about “bringing hope to a young generation.” The realities of delivering on this charter, of course, are multi-dimensional and complex.
Log exploration and analysis is a key step in troubleshooting performance issues in IT environments — from understanding application slow downs to investigating misbehaving containers. Did you get an alert that heap usage is spiking on a specific server? A quick search of the logs filtered from that host shows that cache misses started around the same time as the initial spike.
Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) and Operations teams responsible for operating virtual machines (VMs) are always looking for ways to provide a more stable, more scalable environment for their development partners. Part of providing that stable experience is having telemetry data (metrics, logs and traces) from systems and applications so you can monitor and troubleshoot effectively.
Cybercriminals are increasingly abusing popular cloud apps to deliver malware to their victims. In 2020, more than half of all the malware downloads detected and blocked by the Netskope Security Cloud platform originated from cloud apps. Cloud apps are commonly abused to deliver Trojans, with attackers attempting to exploit the trust placed in the app used for delivery. Increasingly, cloud apps are also abused for next-stage downloads, with attackers attempting to blend in with benign traffic.
The State of App Testing 2021: Actionable testing insights from exclusive client data and case studies April 27th, 2021. Austin, TX and Tallinn, Estonia – Testlio today announced new market research and supporting industry best practices for business software testing. State of App Testing: Business Software leverages anonymized test records from Testlio clients in the business software industry to provide insights into testing practices.
There’s no science to getting a good idea to spread, but it helps if you can get your idea across without the hype. Which is why automation expert Arjun Devadas talks about hyperautomation in terms a non-tech exec in any organization can understand. For example, Devadas talks about how insurance companies are using hyperautomation to process truckloads of documents to settle numerous claims.
The success of a business is dependent on two key components: a quality product/service that is being offered and a team that can market and communicate about that product/service effectively. However, that team needs to first be able to communicate with each other to brainstorm and strategize. With many businesses still working on a remote or hybrid model because of the global pandemic, digital communication has become an invaluable part of productivity.
Codefresh is excited to partner with Atlassian on their new Open DevOps launch. Codefresh is offering native support for connecting the two platforms and giving better visibility on deployments and features of each deployment for our mutual customers. At the heart of this integration is the Codefresh App; which can be found on the Atlassian Marketplace. Simply define Codefresh as the CI/CD partner that will connect to Atlassian’s DevOps API.
At Zulip, we’re out to build the world’s best collaboration platform, and we’re committed to keeping it 100% open source. If you’ve been using Zulip, love the product and its innovative threading model, and want to help share it with the world, please consider supporting us.
If I were to ask you why you scanned for compliance at your company, I’d bet you’d tell me it was to help you pass requirements easier, to ensure that your audits are good on the first pass and so that you could troubleshoot technical issues with another process. You didn’t know about that last one? Wait, are you telling me you don’t know about the hidden benefits of compliance that you’re getting? Let’s talk.
To offer superior support, customer service teams need their systems, tools, processes—and most of all—people to work in harmony. But in lieu of personalized service, self-service support is your stand-in, and it needs to be just as good as your agents. This harmonious approach is important because 69 percent of customers want to resolve as many issues as possible on their own using self customer service options, according to the Zendesk Customer Experience Trends Report.
Some of the many ways that malware, including ransomware, is commonly spread is through malicious attachments to business email, unsanctioned apps downloaded from third-party app stores, drive-by downloads via phishing and pharming attacks, employing brute-force tactics using Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP), and network propagation via SMB and CIFS sharing.
We all like to enjoy untethered freedom, as is shown by the incredible growth of mobile devices we use every day for business and personal activities. We use mobile devices for buying products and services, and banking and investing. We download apps that allow us to connect with our favorite businesses and socially interact with friends and relatives.
The trove of 1.3 million RDP credentials leaked recently is yet again proof that, In the underground economy, initial access brokerage is a flourishing market. Cybercriminals are outsourcing the initial access stage of the attack, so they can better focus on the execution and act more quickly.
28th April 2021 Naarden, The Netherlands – LogSentinel, the innovative next-generation SIEM provider, announced that its flagship product, LogSentinel SIEM, was recognized as the best innovation in security and networking at the annual European DEVIES awards. The official award ceremony was held last night as a part of the online DeveloperWeek Europe 2021 conference.
Some great new research coming out of the survey data published by 451 Research on Enterprise spending for Information Security. There have been more advanced ways of trying to implement security controls and avoid security issues by integrating security into the development or continuous integration and release pipelines. Despite that, there is still strong interest in using log and event data to manage the security posture of an organization in a SIEM solution.
We’re excited to share Wandera has been identified as a Representative Vendor in ‘Gartner’s Market Guide for Mobile Threat Defense’ (MTD) (Gartner subscription required). Wandera was the only vendor named in both the ‘Vendors That Offer All-Round Mobile Threat Defense Capabilities’ and ‘Vendors That Offer Network-Focused Mobile Security Capabilities’ categories.
As increasing aspects of business go digital, managing data has never been more crucial. According to Forbes, only one in four businesses has a "well-defined data management structure." If you’re looking to improve how you store, manage, and analyze your business data, it’s time to look at intelligent data integration tools. Fivetran is an ETL tool. ETL stands for "extract, transform, load".
Today, having a strong data governance program is critical for many reasons: understanding and minimizing risk to sensitive data, maintaining security and trust, avoiding compliance fines, and empowering knowledge workers to be more effective at their jobs. The trouble is, if you don’t manage scope properly, and instead try to eat the proverbial data governance elephant all in one bite, you are setting yourself up for trouble.
This early AM on the East Coast, Teams experienced an access outage. The Exoprise sensors detected this outage an hour before Microsoft published a report on the issue. Here’s an example of what you get when you attempt to sign in, fresh, to Microsoft Teams.
Your modern cloud-hosted applications rely on a number of key components—such as databases and load balancers—that are managed by the cloud provider. While these cloud resources can reduce the overhead of maintaining your own infrastructure, capturing and contextualizing monitoring data from services you don’t own can be difficult.
We’re pleased to introduce ManageEngine RMM Central, a unified remote monitoring and management solution. Maintaining the IT infrastructure and systems of client networks is a herculean task for IT service providers. Multiple tools perform various capabilities in network management, be it maintaining or managing workstations, laptops, servers, and other networks.
For many organizations starting out with distributed tracing, Jaeger is often the first tool used to ingest and visualize traces. It provides a way for developers to query for individual requests and see their behavior as they traverse all the services and operations to complete the request. As powerful as this is, it only provides a partial picture of your system’s performance because you are only able to visualize individual requests or at most compare two requests to each other.
Scalability, high availability, and performance are fundamental to the success of a commercial product deployment. And if the workload includes multiple entry points for requests, it is important to properly set up smooth load balancing in order to achieve the required uptime and speed. One of the solutions in this case is to use a DNS service with origin servers health checks.
Despite what many advertisements and salespeople would like you to think, you don’t need to (and in many cases shouldn’t) spend a fortune on security tools to achieve a robust cybersecurity program. Some tools are essential, such as a ticketing tool or Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) system, but the best security programs are built off the employees that run the business.
We are in this together. As part of our continuous efforts to meet customer expectations, we have recently added Core Web Vitals to our performance measurement programs. We are happy to share that these metrics are now a native part of the Catchpoint Platform. DevOps’ SREs, Platform Operations Engineers, and business and monitoring strategists alike will realize a series of key benefits from this addition.
As applications move from monolithic architectures to microservices-based architectures, DevOps and Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) teams face new operational challenges. Microservices are updated constantly with new features and resource managers/schedulers (like Kubernetes and GKE) can add/remove containers in response to changing workloads. The old way of creating alerts based on learned behaviors of your monolithic applications will not work with microservices applications.
Just as threat actors evolve their attacks and techniques, so too must security teams evolve their detection content. Detection engineering, therefore, is a life cycle that requires continual effort. However, when done well, detection engineering can reduce the mean time to detect and respond to a threat, as well as recover from a threat. Detection engineering is the process of identifying threats before they can do significant damage.
On March 5, 2021, the United States Marine Corps (USMC) launched the CATALYST application. The CATALYST application integrates the people, processes, and data involved in the USMC weapon systems repair, part provisioning, and cataloging. Provisioning and cataloging are critical logistics support processes. They help connect the iterative acquisition and logistics sustainment life cycle management processes for weapon systems and equipment.
Our Crowdsource ethical hacker community has been busy sending us security updates, including 0-day research. For Asset Monitoring, we now push out tests more frequently at record speed within 25 minutes from hacker to scanner. Due to confidentially agreements, we cannot publicize all security update releases here but they are immediately added to our scanner and available to all users. The following are some of the security vulnerabilities reported by Detectify Crowdsource ethical hackers.
If you’re taking full advantage of today’s distributed cloud environments for your software development, you may be wasting more time than necessary when testing and debugging your applications.
With employees depending on web applications every day, you can’t risk leaving anything to doubt when it comes to managing your IT estate. Although technology performance might appear “in the green” from IT’s perspective, how often are employees experiencing application outages or slowdowns you’re not aware of? Are they using that highly touted new app you rolled out – or avoiding it because of hidden usability problems?
Getting teams to improve security can be hard work, but it’s an important job that organisations must take seriously to protect an increasingly risky world. For this post, I wanted to explore some ways that an organisation or individual might start building a new security “habit” so that, in time, acting securely becomes automatic.
VMware has recently released vSphere 7 Update 2, and there is a lot of new stuff to look out for. vSphere, VMware’s server virtualization product, has been an industry favorite for a long time. The vSphere 7 came out in April 2020, and this is so far the second update to it, hence the name. When you look at the changes they’ve rolled out, you’ll know that they are really focusing on some key areas. As a result, VMware infrastructure is getting pretty solid and modern.
We’re happy to announce support for Elixir, enabling development and security teams to easily find, prioritize and fix vulnerabilities in the Elixir and Erlang packages they are using to build their applications! Using the Snyk CLI, Elixir developers can now test and monitor their Mix/Hex projects manually or at key steps of their CI process, ensuring that known vulnerabilities are caught early on and before code is deployed into production.
Cable and Satellite companies in the US have emerged from a decade of acquisitions, consolidation and shakeout and are beginning to assert themselves as full service providers in the communications and media space. With Comcast just announcing its new suite of cellphone plans this month, and Charter, Altice and Dish ramping up their offerings, the Big Three in wireless – AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile/Sprint – are looking over their shoulders.
Data security is key. Incidents of data exfiltration bring lots of unwanted attention to organizations and lead to reputational and financial losses. That’s why companies in various industries pay maximum attention to their cybersecurity measures and constantly enhance them. In this article, we define what data exfiltration is and how it’s performed. We also explore some recent examples of data loss and offer eight best practices that will help you prevent data exfiltration.
Splunk Distro for OpenTelemetry is a secure, production-ready, Splunk-supported distribution of the OpenTelemetry project and provides multiple installable packages that automatically instruments your Java application to capture and report distributed traces to Splunk APM (no code changes required!), making it easy to get started with distributed tracing!
It has recently been reported that Flubot, spyware targeted at smartphones, has been spreading across the UK. The malware is being delivered via SMS, under the guise of a parcel delivery app, tricking users into downloading the malicious software. Network operators have said that millions of these malicious texts have already been sent across their networks, causing enough of a stir for the NCSC to issue remedial guidance.
In this blog, we will walk through the process of configuring a private Cloudsmith repository as an artifact source for a Harness Continuous Deployment pipeline. Harness is a Continuous Deployment platform that allows you to easily automate the deployment of your software to your infrastructure and environments.
Recently, Europeans were hit by an influx of SMS texts claiming to be package delivery notifications. It turns out these messages were orchestrated by threat actors seeking to distribute malicious apps laced with the banking trojan FluBot, also known as Cabassous. Once the victims download the malware, the app can intercept SMS messages, steal contact information and display screen overlays to trick users into handing over their credentials.
Gremlin helps teams proactively improve the reliability of their systems by running chaos experiments on infrastructure including hosts, containers, and Kubernetes clusters. But as microservice-based architectures and automated cloud platforms become the norm, engineers are shifting their focus from managing infrastructure to managing services. In order to keep these services as resilient as possible, they need tools that can help them find failure modes, reduce incidents, and improve availability.
Hiya! With Elastic’s expansion of our Elasticsearch Service Cloud offering and automated onboarding, we’ve expanded the Elastic Stack audience from full ops teams to data engineers, security teams, and consultants. As an Elastic support rep, I’ve enjoyed interacting with more user backgrounds and with even wider use cases.
Since we launched Grafana Enterprise Metrics (GEM), our self-hosted Prometheus service, last year, we’ve seen customers run it at great scale. We have clusters with more than 100 million metrics, and GEM’s new scalable compactor can handle an estimated 650 million active series. Still, we wanted to run performance tests that would more definitively show GEM’s horizontal scalability and allow us to get more accurate TCO estimates.
Lately, I have seen fewer call outs from our field teams to our solution engineering team, and I was wondering what could be the reason? Sometimes, our field engineers approach our solution engineering team with advanced requests for data analysis, running what-if scenarios and assessing the quality of data and what new value can be gleaned by combining related datasets.
Cox Automotive is a large, global business. It’s part of Cox Enterprises, a media conglomerate with a strong position in the Fortune 500, and a leader in diversity. Cox also has a strong history of technological innovation, with its core cable television business serving as a leader in the growth and democratization of media over the last several decades.
Migrating to a DevOps model of culture merges Development and IT Operations. This powerful unity enables organizations to release updates in smaller increments at a greater frequency. While this model reduces the risk of failure of an individual release and reduces the system development life cycle, it does not, however, necessarily decrease the number of incidents technicians need to respond to.
Companies have moved to cloud native software development so that they can increase development speed, improve product personalization, and differentiate their buyer experiences in order to innovate and win more customers. In doing so, enterprises have also redefined how they build and run software at a fundamental level.
Data privacy regulation has made great steps toward protecting the privacy of people using web products, but it has come with user experience friction. Consent and disclosure banners are a solution for compliance, but they are not elegant. Browser makers, the W3C, and a group of participating organizations are working to fix that. The first step is a proposal called Global Privacy Control (GPC).
We’re excited to announce our partnership with Canonical to build a Mattermost Operator using the Juju Operator Lifecycle Manager (OLM), making it easy to install, integrate and upgrade Mattermost.
A thorough understanding of 802.1X and its role in our everyday network communications is a critical building block in your knowledge set for managing your network effectively. Let’s talk about some advantages and issues surrounding 802.1X, as well as a bit of history on how the protocol got to where it is today.
Automation, when done properly, can improve the productivity, quality, safety and security in your software development. Automation isn’t just a “nice-to-have” element of modern business. It’s a “must-have.” Companies simply can’t compete on multiple levels—quality, speed to market, safety, and security—if they rely on manual tools and processes.
Log management stopped being a very simple operation quite some time ago. Long gone are the “good old days” when you could log into the machine, check the logs, and grep for the interesting parts. Right now things are better. With the observability tools that are now a part of our everyday lives, we can easily troubleshoot without the need to connect to servers at all. With the right tools, we can even predict potential issues and be alerted at the same time an incident happens.
AWS Redshift is a popular data warehousing solution that can handle data on an exabytes scale. You may be considering the service for a number of use cases such as processing real-time analytics, combining multiple data sources, log analysis, or more.
“Where’s your app? Where’s your data?” For a long time, if you needed to know where your applications or data were, the answer was clear: it was always either on-premises or in a branch. Universally, almost regardless of organization size, infrastructures were contained, and visible within a defined boundary—you have a data center, a network, a branch, a user.
In one fell swoop, we embarked on what was at once fascinating and essential. To comply with accessibility standards, we decided to revamp the end user portal in its entirety. The word “revamp” is always fascinating. It allows us to add new and improved forms, structures, or appearances with a plethora of choices. We designed the new portal with accessibility in mind.
The definition of security awareness is likely broader and deeper than your organization may realize. Security awareness aims to address one of the trickiest weak points in your organization: its people. Security awareness is intended to change behavior and reinforce good security practices among your employees and other third parties. In short, it should be a cultural change.
Machine learning models are often used for decision support—what products to recommend next, when an equipment is due for maintenance, and even predict whether a patient is at risk. The question is, do organizations know how these models arrive at their predictions and outcomes? As the application of ML becomes more widespread, there are instances where an answer to this question becomes essential. This is called model explainability.
Fastly’s next-gen WAF (formerly Signal Sciences) integrates with Kong Konnect to block malicious requests to your services. Kong Gateway provides a robust and secure enterprise API management platform to front web traffic. In partnership, Fastly focuses on Layer 7 application security for that traffic. This article will explain how Kong Konnect and Fastly work together.
A radically new approach to data integration saves engineering time, allowing engineers and analysts to pursue higher-value activities.
Data pipeline orchestration is traditionally engineering-heavy. Use the modern data stack to free your engineers and analysts for higher-value projects.
But if your organisation hasn’t commissioned a pen test before, you might be wondering what’s actually involved. Read on to learn about the key steps that form our approach to penetration testing.
A configuration management database (CMBD) is a centralized repository that stores information about all the significant entities in your IT environment. These can include your hardware, installed software applications, documents, business services, and even the people who are part of your IT system. The CMDB is designed to help you maintain and support the interrelationships between the configuration items (CIs) within a vast IT structure.
Not only are HR departments charged with developing and implementing pandemic safety protocols, onerous budget and personnel reductions, and the rapid transition to remote work, but they must also support a workforce that’s stressed out, less productive, and off-site. This problem predates the pandemic, but it’s taking on renewed importance as companies fight to thrive in an increasingly digital environment.
The “Dark Web” is often portrayed as a gloomy realm of internet land where you can find criminals and offenders lurking around every corner. Though there is some truth to this perception, there are also many misconceptions about the Dark Web and its role in the security or insecurity of businesses. Furthermore, the continuous embracement of remote work has led to an unexpected shift in the way the dark web is being used today.
No one likes giving their weekends up to fix release issues. Developers and operations teams are traditionally hesitant to make changes or deploy applications on a Friday, in case something goes wrong and they have to spend their weekend making emergency fixes. Or worse, trying to roll back changes that were made. However, with a strong set of practices and a reliable deployment pipeline, there should be no reason why a deployment cannot happen anytime — even on a Friday afternoon.