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Arbor Networks’ ATLAS shows average DDoS attack increase

Arbor Networks, the provider of DDoS and advanced threat protection solutions for enterprise and service provider networks, has released Q2, 2015 global DDoS attack data that show strong growth in the average size of DDoS attacks, from both a bits-per-second and packets-per-second perspective. The largest attack monitored in Q2 was a 196GB/sec UDP flood, a large, […]

Pulse Secure unveils next generation mobile access

Pulse Secure, the provider of next generation secure access solutions for enterprises and service providers, has introduced a family of Pulse Secure Appliances built to power its Next Generation Secure Access framework that helps companies blend cloud services and data centre applications into a seamless enterprise user experience. Mobile applications and cloud services are redefining the enterprise […]

CNet Training expands Network Infrastructure team

CNet Training has expanded its technical team by welcoming Paul Gorman and Tim Dickens to the company. Both are focusing on the Network Infrastructure education framework which includes the newly launched Certified Network Cable Installer (CNCI) and the Certified Network Infrastructure Design Professional (CNIDP) programs. Paul is Technical Developer and tasked with ensuring the technical […]

Strong growth for GCC’s mobile devices

The GCC’s mobile connected devices market expanded 16.7% year on year in Q1 2015 and saw record shipments of over 8.7 million units, according to the latest insights announced by global consulting services firm International Data Corporation (IDC). Comprising shipments of smartphones, tablets, and portable PCs to Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, and […]

$9.5 billion spend on cyber security by 2019

Regional governments see cyber-crime as a growing threat and together are set to invest heavily on cyber security over the next four years, according to experts. An industry on the rise, a recent report from Pricewaterhouse Coopers indicated a staggering 42.8 million information security incidents reported globally in 2014, up 48% from the previous year. […]

Insufficient level of security maturity

RSA, the Security Division of EMC, released its inaugural Cybersecurity Poverty Index that compiled survey results from more than 400 security professionals across 61 countries. The survey allowed participants to self-assess the maturity of their cyber security programs leveraging the NIST Cybersecurity Framework (CSF) as the measuring stick. The research provides valuable global insight into […]

Female CIOs foresee bigger budget increases

Female CIOs expect to increase their budgets by 2.4% in 2015, whereas male CIOs report average increases of just 0.8%, according to a survey by Gartner, Inc. The worldwide survey included responses from 2,810 CIOs, representing more than $397 billion in CIO IT budgets in 84 countries. Among the respondents to the 2015 Gartner CIO […]

Emerging M2M and IoT solutions in KSA

The popularity of machine-to-machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) applications is growing across Saudi organisations, especially with the increasing number of offerings emerging from systems integrators and telcos. That’s the opinion of global ICT consulting firm International Data Corporation, whose latest industry research indicates that the solutions vary from horizontal offerings such as fleet […]

Ageing network devices on the rise

New data published in Dimension Data’s annual Network Barometer Report reveals that remote monitoring and automated management reduce the time to troubleshoot faulty networking devices by a massive 75%. Consequently, it takes 32% less time to repair such devices than those not managed in this way. Furthermore, this year’s research again shows a strong correlation […]

Silver Peak introduce Unity EdgeConnect

As part of its strategy to deliver high-performing broadband and hybrid Wide Area Networks (WANs), Silver Peak has unveiled its new Unity EdgeConnect solution that enables enterprises to dramatically reduce the cost and complexity of building a WAN by leveraging broadband to connect users to applications. By empowering customers such as Group Dekko, Interroll, Kingston, and […]