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A recent report from Rapid7 suggests that organizations aren’t doing enough to protect their networks. The report aggregates the results of 128 penetration tests performed for large and small enterprises in a variety of industries. In more than 80 percent of the tests, the penetration testers were able to break into the network. More than…

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Organizations have historically viewed data storage as a place to stash information away in case it’s needed someday. That approach has led to vast repositories of data that is rarely, if ever, accessed. Industry analysts have estimated that less than 40 percent of stored data in the enterprise is used to generate insight. It makes…

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Our last post focused on network functions virtualization (NFV), which enables organizations to host networking components such as firewalls and load balancers as virtual machines (VMs) instead of running them on dedicated appliances. NFV reduces capital and operational expenses by eliminating the need to purchase and manage multiple network devices. It also simplifies the network,…

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