The rise of the Internet of Things means that the majority of people (83%) use their mobile devices to go online. 89% of these users connect to the internet via a mobile device every day. However, their security is severely lacking in almost all aspects.
Network automation means different things to different people. In Heavy Reading's view, network automation consists of a transformational journey that involves foundational changes in technology, processes and organizational culture. From a technology perspective, it is about using technology to augment or replace the manual tasks involved in configuring, managing and operating network equipment and the services that it supports.
Since the last time we met, the world has witnessed a series of significant cyberattacks. One of the top three credit bureaus, Equifax, which aggregates information on over 800 million consumers, was hacked, and then hacked again. A couple of ransomware variants used leaked NSA tools to take state-level organizations hostage (possibly just as a cyber-warning from North Korea).
The questions now facing service providers involve bolstering their security arsenals to meet the needs of emerging technologies and services like IoT, and deciding whether to expand into a potentially lucrative but challenging market: offering security as a service to enterprise customers. This section of our survey covers what may be the most daunting aspect of delivering network services: keeping those services secure.
Akamai's Licensed CDN (LCDN) is a cloud-native solution that is seamlessly deployable on various physical infrastructures, virtual infrastructures, or a combination of the two.