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Blog: Bringing DevOps to Networking
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DevOps is often thought of in a cloud context. But how can networking benefit from breaking down the silos of Development and IT Operations roles and introduce automation to achieve efficiencies,...
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Blog: SD-WAN vs MPLS
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If you are involved in Enterprise Networking, you will doubtless be up to speed with SD-WAN, and may be actively considering an SD-WAN solution. You may have seen it argued that SD-WAN eliminates...
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Blog: Tour de Brighton
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Purdey joined us from France to help progress her studies and her career in Sales. In Purdey's blog she shares her experiences of her time at Ideal and her impression of Brighton.
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A week in Ideal
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Work placement Billy gives an insider view to working at Ideal for a summer placement. 
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SIEM: in-house or outsourced?
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The modern network can't survive without a security ecosystem. But with multiple complementary services, devices and systems producing millions of log events each month, identifying and acting on...
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Cisco DNA Centre - time travel for your network
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Here's the problem with supporting a network: by the time someone comes to you and tells you they couldn't connect at, say, 7pm on a Friday evening, it's 10.30 on Monday morning. Sure, you could...
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Advantages of Managed SIEM
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Since we launched our Managed SIEM service, we've been talking a lot about the kind of security, reporting and compliance headaches that businesses face, and how Managed SIEM (security information...
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Ten tips for buying managed SIEM
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SIEM isn't a one-size fits all proposition. Organisations have unique IT estates, face unique threats and risks, and have unique requirements from their security solutions. Finding the right SIEM...
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Traps - advanced endpoint protection
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Time was you could cover off the majority of cyber threats with a firewall in the server room and anti-virus on your PCs, but the way we work has changed. Your mobile workforce isn't behind your...
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Going omnichannel
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In my previous post, I discussed why contact centres are widening their reach to include non-voice channels such as e-mail, chat and social. I also discussed the difference between multichannel,...
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Beat the cyber security skills shortage
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You don't need me to tell you that there's a worldwide shortage of cyber skills - just try advertising a cyber security vacancy. According to the Center for Cyber Safety and Education there's...
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