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Solace and F5: Partnering for Better IoT

by: Frank Strobel

In addition to being equipped to handle huge numbers of devices and massive amounts of data traffic, IoT deployments have to be built for some unique ways of communicating.

Ceding Control of IoT for the Sake of Security

by: Lori MacVittie

We are, I think it’s safe to say, universally delighted by technology. The mundane is transformed into the magical by the mere introduction of technology. The novelty wears off after a time, of course, but by then there’s some other task that has...

Is 2017 Half Empty or Half Full?

by: Peter Silva

F5 DevCentral's Pete Silva takes a look at tech trends thus far in 2017, with ransomeware (still) top-of-mind.

Stop the IoT attack that comes before THE ATTACK

by: Lori MacVittie

Generally speaking, the use of the term “attack” has come to mean an attempt to deny service to an organization. That’s likely because the frequency and volume of DDoS attacks have had serious consequences for high-profile organizations. The...

Possession and Identity in the Internet of Things

by: Lori MacVittie

Long-time tech watchers have seen the gradual move of computing devices from no-user to multi-user to single-user models.

Where We’re Headed Now: Charting the Path for a Faster, Smarter, and Safer IoT

by: Patricia Du

The main theme of this year’s Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona was the ongoing digital transformation toward a "connected society." 5G will be instrumental in the adoption of Internet of Things (IoT) technologies such as smart...

Now that HTTPS is almost everywhere, what about IPv6?

by: Lori MacVittie

Let’s Encrypt launched April 12, 2016 with the intent to support and encourage sites to enable HTTPS everywhere (sometimes referred to as SSL everywhere even though the web is steadily moving toward TLS as the preferred protocol). As of the end of...

The Gateways to Innovation are in the Network

by: Lori MacVittie

Throughout history, certain places have been anointed with the term “gateway to the _____.” These locations are famous for being strategically important for the defense of a kingdom or as a pathway to new opportunities.

Where the Internet of Things and Cloud Intersect

by: Lori MacVittie

From State of Application Delivery 2017 – An interesting thing happened to the Internet of Things on the way to pwning every other trend as the technology darling du jour: it split itself up. There are actually two very distinct...

IoT Message Protocols: The Next Security Challenge for Service Providers?

by: Patricia Du

The growing number of connected devices in the Internet of Things (IoT) provides an opportunity for service providers to develop new streams of revenue. For end users, IoT has the potential to...

Hello IoT, Goodbye Security Innocence

by: Bernd Kunze

2016 showed us that the Internet of Things (IoT) is a game-changer when it comes to service provider networks.

Choose ID over IP. Please.

by: Lori MacVittie

I take lots of pictures. Sometimes I’m using WiFi. Other times I’m out by the pond (fishing, if you must know) and using my cell connection. Same house. Same location. And yet the geolocation information embedded into pictures taken in the same...

IoT Threats: A First Step into a Much Larger World of Mayhem

by: Raymond Pompon

So far, we’ve seen IoT Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attacks on a Death Star scale. Even if your organization wasn’t a direct target...

You want big data? You can’t handle big data…

by: Lori MacVittie

Current infrastructure cannot handle the projected explosion of data, connections, and traffic as the world moves into the digital economy. We talk about the digital economy but we don’t often dive into the specifics of what that really means....

3 Things the Network Must Provide for IoT

by: Lori MacVittie

The Internet of Things (IoT) continues to be a topic of interest. And while consumer oriented gadgets and gizmos tend to make headlines, it’s the behind the scenes, in the data center prep work being conducted by early adopters that remain more...