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Given the very public explosion of ransomware, and an ever-growing list of other cyber threats, IT services providers are increasingly looking for ways to meet the insatiable demand for cybersecurity. In this article we will look at some of the trends and challenges facing the MSSP community. How has the cost and shortage of security talent empowered the MSS domain? There are two forces driving the growth of MSS - complexity and cost. The complexity of threats and regulations continues to grow, with no change in sight. On the cost side, there... [Read More]
by RSS Bill McGee  |  May 25, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Digital Transformation is Happening Now Digital Transformation is a subject on the minds of CEOs everywhere as they seek to improve business results and align more closely with the needs and the expectations of their customers. And why not? Businesses large and small are adopting digital practices that a recent McKinsey study shows delivers, on average, five times more revenue and eight times more profitability than peer companies. The appeal of improved revenues, greater profitability, and higher levels of customer engagement underpins a shift... [Read More]
by RSS Richard Orgias  |  May 15, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
If current trends bear out, virtualization is poised to revolutionize networking. As communication service providers (CSPs) look for opportunities to provide greater value to their customers and deal with competition from non-traditional competitors, they have embraced SDN and NFV to catalyze an amazing network and services transformation. Many feel that SDN and NFV will allow networking to join a trajectory that has already revolutionized storage and compute by creating on-demand access to networking resources and enabling a vast new set of services. A... [Read More]
by RSS Richard Orgias  |  Sep 12, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Can mobile carriers afford to put the loyalty of 47 percent of their customers at risk in the wake of a security breach? These are the stakes, according to a Nokia survey of more than 20,000 global customers. Carrier networks are at the forefront of today’s service revolution. With the expansion of cloud-based services and the emergence of the Internet of Things (IoT), carrier service offerings and network traffic are expected to grow exponentially into the future. In addition to the influx of connected devices thanks to IoT, carriers are... [Read More]
by RSS Richard Orgias  |  Sep 01, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Change is coming to service provider networking, and evolving customer expectations around agility, service flexibility, and pricing are driving it. In recent weeks, both AT&T and Verizon have made key announcements on the approach they plan to take with regard to network service virtualization - a transition birthed and catalyzed by the extraordinary high adoption rate of cloud based delivery, and the changes in customer attitudes about the best way to consume IT services. While the specifics of their new network offerings vary, the intent... [Read More]
by RSS By Richard Orgias  |  Aug 05, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Internet use is ubiquitous in the age of IoT. The role of and access to the Internet in our lives is top of mind. Tyson Macaulay shares some thoughts given the recent government ruling around net neutrality. Q: The government’s recent ruling on net neutrality affirms that broadband Internet should be treated as a utility, not a luxury. What does this mean for the regulations that will be put on web users and access to online content? The intent is that large media players and service providers cannot buy a competitive advantage from... [Read More]
by RSS Darlene Gannon  |  Jun 23, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
For carriers today, it seems there are always fresh opportunities to deliver new and possibly lucrative network services for businesses and consumers. The growth of IoT alone holds tremendous potential for business opportunities. However, this is also a time of risk for carriers, as they face increasingly sophisticated security threats. Fortinet's Richard Orgias offers some perspectives on the current state of the industry.    1) What are the biggest security threats carriers and service providers are facing right now?  The... [Read More]
by RSS John Welton  |  Apr 20, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
A few days ago, CarrierIQ published a 19-page report detailing their software and business. I read the 19 pages, and in case you were wondering, the statements of my previous blog post still stand, even more, they are confirmed so I have updated the FAQ with extra data. Some my comments on the report below. "The IQ Agent uploads diagnostic data once per day, at a time when the device is not being used" (page 4) This is hardly a defense to me. People do not like that their phone is being used without their consent, even if it is for good reasons. When... [Read More]
by RSS Axelle Apvrille  |  Dec 20, 2011  |  Filed in: Security Research