DDoS attacks are no longer just a nuisance and they can cause lasting damage. Organizations that ignore this threat often learn the high costs involved in the damage from these attacks – ranging from mild service degradation and to extended service outage. According to Aberdeen Group research, the cost of a one second delay in website load time can translate to a 7% reduction in conversion rate and up to $2.5 million in losses per year. The cost of outage? That can reach nearly half a million dollars per hour.
Attacks have evolved in multiple dimensions: Read More »
Tags: application security, Attack Mitigation, Cisco, DDoS Attacks, network security, Service Provider
Summer is officially in full swing. My kids have finished with another school year. Our family vacation has been planned. When the family is away on vacation together, I worry a bit about the safety and security of our home, our personal information and of course our physical well-being when traveling. Still, even with ever more creative ways for cyber adversaries to disrupt our lives, for the most part, the systems in place have been successful at helping us avoid major catastrophe.
Our service provider customers are no different: They also worry about the safety and security of their networks and infrastructures Read More »
Tags: Cisco, Cisco VNI, Cisco’s Evolved Programmable Network (EPN), Cloud VPN, firepower 9300, mobile devices, NFV, SDN, security, Service Provider
By Yves Padrines, Vice President & General Manager Cable, Media and Video, Cisco EMEAR
The summer trade show cycle wheels into Cologne, Germany this week for ANGA COM, expected to draw around 17,000 attendees and 450 exhibitors from 34 countries. Cisco is excited to be there to spend time with customers and partners, and showcase our latest innovations.
With the exception of regulatory considerations, the scene is pretty much constant across North America and in Europe: The need for accelerated broadband speeds is sparking innovation in the Read More »
Tags: ANGA CO, broadband, cbr8, Cisco, Cisco Videoscape, ott, Service Provider, videoscape
Guest Blog by Igor Dayen, SP Product and Solutions Marketing
We have been enabling service providers to transform the experience, transform the business and transform the architecture with cloud-based capabilities. Service providers now have more options to achieve business outcomes such as increasing revenue, decreasing operating expenses and enhancing agility when implementing Cisco strategy. Using the Cisco Open Network Strategy for service providers, you as a service provider can take full advantage of your untapped network value, improve business agility, and simplify operations.
This year at Cisco Live San Diego 2015, we have prepared a great collection of demos Read More »
Tags: #CLUS, Cisco, Cisco Open Network Strategy, epn, esp, NFV, San Diego, SDN, Service Provider, videoscape
TDM transport remains the backbone of service provider networks throughout the world, but technology has matured to the point that we’re finally able to see a path toward truly converged, packet optimized transport networks. This shift puts service providers on a plan to eventually retire their SONET/SDH infrastructure, saving significant space, power, and other operational costs. For end users, it promises bandwidth flexibility and an even easier ability to tap into cloud-based applications.
Of course, such a change won’t happen overnight but will take time to ensure existing customer services aren’t affected in terms of the performance, latency, and availability.
While there has been a lot of talk about the technologies to enable IP and optical convergence — such as timing-over-packet standards and cost-effective circuit emulation — that’s just part of the solution. Just as important are the operational aspects as we converge (or “packetize”) networks, but how are we going to manage them? That’s the reason behind Cisco’s new Evolved Programmable Network Manager software, or EPN Manager for short.
EPN Manager, along with Read More »
Tags: #NCS2014, EPN Manager, ncs, Optical, packet convergence, Service Provider, Verizon