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MWC 2015 – How LTE Roaming Works (feat Nas)

Peter Nas, Sr. Solution Architect, explains what happens when the many MWC attendees from all over the world arrive in Barcelona and need to connect their mobile devices to a carrier network. Peter does a great job walking us through what happens...

Optimizing IoT and Mobile Communications with TCP Fast Open

There's a lot of focus on the performance of mobile communications given the incredible rate at which mobile is outpacing legacy PC (did you ever think we'd see the day when we called it that?) usage. There's been tons of research on...

F5 Threat Analysis: It's a mad, mad, mad, mad ... bot

Madness. It's an aptly named bot, as it's likely to evoke just that reaction in those who find it lurking in their systems or at whom its sets it sights. A disturbing trend illustrated by the focus of our latest threat analysis is the...

DevCentral Top 5: Feb 25, 2015

The articles on DevCentral have been absolutely fantastic as of late.  Understandably, readers can expect to find great F5-related technical content here at DevCentral, but several industry-relevant pieces are also found in this...

Is the Security Skills Shortage Real?

I think the Security Shortage is real. It's not just my opinion, it's shared by nearly every CISO I've ever talked with. But the young guys can't find a job. How do we bridge this gap? Some suggestions to move forward.

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Mobile Security That Just…Is.

Guest Blog by Jay Kelly, Senior Product Marketing Manager #MWC15 I believe that we can all agree that mobility is exploding, can’t we? According to an IDC report, the worldwide mobile workforce is expected to reach 1.3 billion people by the end of this calendar year (2015). That, according to the same report, represents a tad over 37 percent of the global workforce. And, according to a report...

MWC 2015 - SDN Demystified (feat Duncan)

With an industry full of TLAs (three letter acronyms) Richard Duncan, Sr. Manager Systems Engineering, gives a wonderful explanation of SDN using the universal TV remote example. In this fun interview, Richard demystifies SDN and explains how SDN allows organizations to select best of breed technologies and the SDN overlay allows those components to seamlessly work together just like when you...

MWC 2015 – Getting Work Done on the Go (feat Carovano)

Ron Carovano, Manager, Business Development, joins us from the F5 kiosk in the AirWatch Connect booth at #MWC15. Always a fun and informative guest, Ron fills us in on the F5/AirWatch partnership and how our joint solution helps an employee with their brand new personal mobile device connect to business applications. Out of the box to productivity with granular control and true enterprise...

MWC 2015 – How LTE Roaming Works (feat Nas)

Peter Nas, Sr. Solution Architect, explains what happens when the many MWC attendees from all over the world arrive in Barcelona and need to connect their mobile devices to a carrier network. Peter does a great job walking us through what happens when a mobile device connects to a foreign network and how F5’s Signaling Delivery Controller (SDC) helps route the user and the data roaming traffic...

2015: Revolusi Menuju Era Software Defined Everything

Please find the English language post from which this was adapted here. Konsep apapun berbasis software / software-defined; mulai dari Software Defined Networking (SDN), Software Defined Storage (SDS), dan bahkan meluas hingga Software Defined Data Centre (SDDC); kini mulai banyak dikumandangkan di dunia IT enterprise. IDC memperkirakan bahwa pasar untuk Software Defined Networking (SDN)...

Why Spanish Cuisine is Like the New Mobile Service Provider Business Model

#MWC15 I enjoy coming to Barcelona every year for Mobile World Congress. On one hand, the show is overwhelming with the number of attendees and back to back meetings I have when I am here. But on the other hand, I get to experience and enjoy the great cuisine in this city. I always like to try new foods and see what the local cuisine is like no matter how odd it may seem to my sensibilities...

NFV – Some Real Use Cases. Where are things all heading in the future?

The most prevalent use cases that F5 is observing in most of the POCs include VNF as a Service (VNFaaS) , Service Chaining, vEPC, vCPE and vRAN.  F5 itself is actively involved in VNFaaS, Service Chaining and vEPC use cases, in customer POCs.  VNFaaS includes Firewall as a Service, Load Balancing as a Service, DNS as a Services, Policy Enforcement as a Service, DRA as a Service and...

MWC 2015 – Threats to Mobile Carrier Networks (feat George)

Jonathan George, Sr. Product Marketing Manager, talks about the various threats that can occur on a carrier network. Mobile devices are becoming a hot target for malicious attacks and users may not be aware that they have potentially become part of a botnet. And it is not just mobile devices, as IoT grows, your refrigerator could potentially participate in a DDoS attack. Jonathan focuses on...

MWC 2015 – NFV for Service Providers (feat Yue)

Frank Yue, Sr. Technical Marketing Manager, discusses Network Function Virtualization and how service providers are deploying it within their infrastructures. Frank talks about the relation to SDN, the functionality it provides SP’s, the NFV components, the importance within a carrier network and how F5 helps steer and scale the huge growth in mobile traffic.   ps Related Mobile World...

Optimizing IoT and Mobile Communications with TCP Fast Open

There's a lot of focus on the performance of mobile communications given the incredible rate at which mobile is outpacing legacy PC (did you ever think we'd see the day when we called it that?) usage. There's been tons of research on the topic ranging from the business impact (you really can lose millions of dollars per second of delay) to the technical mechanics of how mobile...

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