Why Next-Generation Firewalls Aren’t an All-Encompassing Solution

As the cybersecurity threat landscape evolved over the past 20-plus years, the firewalls originally employed by IT the world over grew increasingly ineffective at blocking bad actors from accessing network data. Next-generation firewalls (NGFWs) aims to fill those gaps, but do they really provide an all-encompassing solution for network security? And how do they differ from secure web gateways (SWGs) in their ability to evaluate data entering and leaving the network?

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  • What are the characteristic features of NGFWs, and how far do they go in securing the network perimeter?
  • Both NGFWs and secure web gateways (SGWs) greet traffic entering and leaving the network – so what’s the difference?
  • Where do NGFWs feature in a layered cybersecurity strategy, and what additional defenses need to be put in place on either side of the network perimeter to assure the best defense?
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Choosing a cybersecurity solution – 11 key points to consider

Choosing the right cybersecurity solution is challenging. You need to protect your organization from increasingly sophisticated threats, but you don't want to consume valuable IT resources with complex management and reporting requirements. In a crowded vendor landscape, how do you find the most effective security for your organization?

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  • The advantages of cloud-based security and how it fits into your overall cybersecurity strategy
  • Why closing the gap between malware infection and detection should be a priority
  • Why comprehensive port and protocol visibility is a critical must-have
  • The automated management features that can save hundreds of IT hours and lower your TCO
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How to Tackle Challenges of Information Technology

Every company today is a software company and, as a result, business and technology strategies ought to be very intertwined. But often, those strategies aren’t in alignment, leading to challenges in information technology. And in today’s hyper-competitive business environment, that can be disastrous. Companies have to ask themselves: How can we tackle challenges of information technology? Are we doing IT wrong?

Today’s CIOs are the key players who enable organizations to respond to the disruptive forces and information technology challenges impacting all industries — mobile, IoT, and SaaS among others. In order to increase speed and agility there must be a strong partnership between IT and the rest of the business.

Read this e-book to learn:

  • Why we have been doing IT wrong, and how putting culture first and technology second, valuing reuse, and leveraging KPIs can push CIOs to the right direction.
  • How IT teams can address their delivery gap and increase project delivery speed by adopting a new IT operating model: API-led connectivity.
  • How APIs can close the IT delivery gap and become the de facto way of packaging up and exposing applications, devices, and data.
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The Top Six Microservices Patterns

For the last several years, microservices has been an important trend in IT architecture, and many architects and IT executives experience pressure to jump on microservices as the new hot thing. But there is a feeling that microservices must only be implemented in a certain way, or it is being done incorrectly.

This simply isn't so. This whitepaper discusses how microservices presents itself as a series of patterns, and outlines how organizations should select the microservices pattern that makes sense for their own business, goals, and culture.

Read this whitepaper to discover:

  • The top six microservices patterns and the advantages and disadvantages of each
  • Foundational best practices to make sure your microservices implementation is successful
  • How Anypoint Platform can help you implement a microservices architecture in a workable way
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First, Break IT

The business of IT has changed dramatically. The emergence of an always-on, always-connected world means that old business models are being disrupted, consumers are demanding more, and the world is smaller and more connected than ever before. The traditional IT operating model is fracturing under the digital demands of their customers, partners and employees. Companies can try to become digital by trying to do things the old way, but they will fall behind, and will face increasing competition.

In this ebook you'll learn:

  • How digital transformation is affecting your business
  • How to harness the digital revolution to your company's advantage
  • Real-world case studies of CIOs and senior IT execs who created a roadmap to increased agility, speed, and innovation
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APIs and DevOps – Great Alone, Better Together

Every enterprise recognizes the need to change the way they work to deal with today’s hypercompetitive business environment. That’s why DevOps has become so important to enterprise IT; a DevOps model increases reliability and minimizes disruption, with the added side benefit of increasing speed.

But that isn’t enough. DevOps must be balanced with a focus on asset consumption and reuse to make sure the organization is extracting maximum value out of all the newly built assets. And that’s where an API strategy comes in.

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  • The right way to create a DevOps model in your organization
  • How to use an API strategy called API-led connectivity to complement and enhance a DevOps model
  • How Anypoint Platform can help your organization get the most out of adopting DevOps
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Closing the IT Delivery Gap

IT decision makers told us in the 2017 Connectivity Benchmark Report that they were finding it harder than ever to achieve their digital transformation goals. There is a delivery gap between what the business is asking IT teams to deliver and what can actually be accomplished. How can this IT delivery gap be closed?

Read this whitepaper to find out:

  • Why the IT delivery gap will only get worse
  • What to do to close the IT delivery gap
  • Case studies of organizations that made their IT teams more productive and scale faster
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Building the Connected Retail Experience

“Today’s shoppers expect more than a transactional relationship with retailers; they want a seamless and personalized journey that reflects the context of how they shop across devices and channels. The key to success lies in connecting in-store software with online systems so retailers can provide an uninterrupted experience wherever customers shop.” - Ross Mason, Founder of MuleSoft

Driving digital transformation in retail requires connectivity across an ever-increasing number of applications, data and devices. Because of this, connectivity has emerged as a bottleneck that slows the development of new applications and the adoption of new technologies to meet customer demands.

In response, leading retail and CPG companies have adopted API-led connectivity, which eliminates this connectivity bottleneck and enables a 2-5x faster IT project delivery across the value chain.

Download this eBook to learn:

  • How leading retailers like Buffalo Wild Wings, TAL Apparel and PetSmart are leveraging API-led connectivity to accelerate IT project delivery speed
  • How APIs can be used to address the unique business and IT challenges faced by retailers
  • How MuleSoft’s out-of-the-box API designs, implementations, and connectors can accelerate the adoption of API-led connectivity
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Value Chain Disruption in Insurance

83% of insurance CEOs say they are “concerned” about the speed of technological change in the marketplace. This need for speed within the insurance market is creating a need for an "insurance as a platform" model in order to integrate systems and partners. An integration platform will be the key to delighting customers, launching new and richer products, partnering with third parties such as InsurTech, and ultimately growing revenue.

Read this whitepaper to understand:

  • How packaging your insurance organization as a series of discrete capabilities will achieve revenue growth
  • Why adopting an API-led approach to connectivity will quickly achieve this ‘insurance as a platform’ model
  • How you can get started on an insurance integration platform today
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5 Steps to Build a Process-Centric IT Organization

Big changes are happening in the IT market and IT organizations across the board are tasked with moving faster.

Gartner, Inc. states that by 2020, 50% of enterprises will entirely replace the tools they use to support core IT operations management functions with those originally used by DevOps teams.

But if organizations don’t fully understand how to execute on continuous delivery and DevOps, how can IT be expected to support it? Optimizing your IT Operations processes is the key.

Read this whitepaper to learn 5 steps to building a process-centric IT organization and effectively position your team for the future.

Benefits include:

  • Better tool investments
  • Structured and consistent collaboration
  • Stakeholder alignment
  • Elimination of redundant and overlapping work
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3 Secrets To Successful Resource Management

Poor Resource Management is at the root of some of the most pressing problems that PMOs, IT groups, service delivery organizations and others face.

The path to achieving improved RM in your PMO begins with three key areas of focus: Attracting Talent; Just-in-Time Resourcing; and Building Effective Processes.

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Digital and IT Transformation with Dell EMC Converged Infrastructure Systems and Software

While just about everyone is writing about how IT and the businesses it serves need to be transformed, the actual industry answers to both digital and IT transformation remain unclear at best. Are transformational initiatives all about analytics and big data? Or are they about the move to cloud in all its varieties? Support for mobile? More agile ways of working and developing software? Or are they actually all about crafting teams to promote more proactive dialog between the business and IT?

This report highlights a unique approach to enabling IT to succeed in the digital age—a fully engineered converged infrastructure with richly supported capabilities for management, updates and configuration, security, and overall resilience.

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Intel Inside®. New Possibilities Outside.

Intel and the Intel logo are trademarks of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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Transforming ITIL to Fit the Modern IT Organization

IT organizations across industries are consistently debating on whether or not ITIL makes sense for their teams. If you haven’t already implemented ITIL, should you? And, if you have already implemented ITIL, how do you update it to make sense for your evolving team? There is opportunity for you to transform some of the outdated aspects of the framework. In this white paper, we’ll discuss:

  • The ITIL Legacy and Business Value
  • The Current State of IT Organizations
  • The Future of ITIL
  • Making ITIL Work for You

Download this white paper to discover how you can put the ITIL framework into a place that is mutually beneficial.

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ITSM Projects: 10 Mistakes You’re Probably Making

ITIL works with best practices for IT project management, while providing the framework necessary for success. Many IT organizations have found success utilizing ITIL throughout their projects, however, there are many who have had little or no success. With so many frameworks and best practices available to IT for project success, where are the downfalls occurring?

Download this white paper to discover the 10 biggest mistakes happening in ITSM projects.

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