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A Cloud-y but Bright Future for Application Delivery Networking

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You may have noticed a recent flurry of activity from Array centered around cloud initiatives. Within the past two months, we’ve announced availability of our vAPV virtual application delivery controller on both the AWS Marketplace, and the Microsoft Azure Marketplace. These public cloud offerings provide a great deal of flexibility, often at a very...

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08 Dec, 15

How Safe is OpenSSL? Part II

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In Part I of this mini-blog series, I briefly explored the frequency and severity of OpenSSL vulnerabilities, and presented an infographic/timeline of a number of vulnerabilities that posed a very high exploitability subscore (i.e. they were deemed much easier for a malefactor to exploit than other vulnerabilities). As I stated in that post, this...

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03 Nov, 15

One UX to Rule Them All

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Balancing the dissimilar needs of network security and employee productivity has long been a conundrum for IT professionals. Network threats, from malware to malicious attackers to data leakage, continue to grow unabated as criminals mine for sensitive business data that can be converted to cold hard cash. Meanwhile, employees are becoming ever more mobile,...

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08 Oct, 15

How Safe is OpenSSL? Part I

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The passing of the one-year anniversary of the OpenSSL Heartbleed vulnerability – and a recent rash of highly exploitable vulnerabilities with names of lesser cachet – led me to wonder: Just how frequently are OpenSSL vulnerabilities reported, and what are their impacts? While Array has developed our own proprietary SSL stack for production traffic,...

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26 Aug, 15

Why Product Architecture Matters

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Last month, Array joined the Intel Network Builders program, which is working to accelerate the transition to Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV). As of this writing, the ecosystem has more than 150 vendor/members, as well as a growing list of end-user organizations. Joining the Intel program is another important milestone in...

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25 Jun, 15

Heartbleed, One Year After

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Just over a year ago, the tech industry and its customers alike were jolted the by revelation of a new and potentially very serious vulnerability in OpenSSL. Dubbed Heartbleed, or CVE-2014-0160, the security bug affects certain versions of OpenSSL that do not properly handle heartbeat extension packets. This could allow attackers to craft packets...

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11 Jun, 15

Custom-Tailored Solutions for IaaS Providers

posted in ADC, Application Delivery Controllers, IaaS, LBaaS, Uncategorized, Virtualized ADC by

We recently published a new case study on SoftLayer, an IBM company, that showcases how this major Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) provider is using Array’s APV Series application delivery controllers for Load-Balancing-as-a-Service (LBaaS) offerings. In addition, SoftLayer deploys Array’s AG Series secure access gateways to allow customers and SoftLayer administrators to manage infrastructure in their respective...

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19 May, 15

Which is King? The Network or the Applications?

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Back in the day, network speed and throughput were limiting factors for the overall productivity of an organization. Gigabit Ethernet came onto the scene in 1999, and offered a quantum leap in performance over previous connectivity standards. 10GbE was approved by IEEE in 2002, and slowly gained more widespread deployment as the switch vendors...

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23 Apr, 15

WAN Optimization is the ‘Secret Sauce’ behind Network/Application Performance

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Late last week industry analyst firm MarketsandMarkets issued a new report on the WAN optimization market that predicted a CAGR of 18.8% from 2014 to 2019, with North America expected to be the largest single market and the APAC region predicted to have a CAGR of 21.2% in that period. The predicted growth more...

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01 Apr, 15

SSL VPNs: Alive and Well, and Vital to IT Security

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There’s been a bit of buzz in the normally sedate SSL VPN market lately, with Juniper divesting its flagship Junos Pulse (a.k.a. MAG Series or SA Series) SSL VPN product line to Siris Capital – which in turn rolled out a new company to develop and sell the product line. This big change has...

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17 Mar, 15