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BIG-IP Edge Client v1.0.6 for iOS 7

With all your other iOS 7 updates (if you've made the plunge), if you are running the BIG-IP Edge Client on your iPhone, iPod or iPad, you may have gotten an AppStore alert for an update.  If not, I just wanted to let you know that... Read more
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BYOD 2.0 -- Moving Beyond MDM

#BYOD has quickly transformed IT, offering a revolutionary way to support the mobile workforce. The first wave of BYOD featured MDM solutions that controlled the entire device. In the next wave, BYOD 2.0, control applies only to those apps... Read more
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BYOD - More Than an IT Issue

I explain the various organizational entities that should be involved when creating a BYOD policy. ps Related: F5's Feeling Alive with Newly Unveiled Mobile App Manager Inside Look - F5 Mobile App Manager Is BYO Already D? Will BYOL Cripple... Read more
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The Prosecution Calls Your Smartphone to the Stand

Or Bring-Your-Own-Defendant A very real legal situation is brewing is the wake of the bring your own device phenomena. #eDiscovery.  You might be familiar with some of the various legal or liability issues that should be addressed with a BYOD... Read more
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Mobile Threats Rise 261% in Perspective

A new report from ABI Research indicates that the number of unique mobile threats grew 261% in just two quarters.  As mobile functionality grows so does the vulnerability threat vector as mobile malware is starting to target certain... Read more
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Q. The Safest Mobile Device? A. Depends

Depends?!?  Well, isn't that the answer to a lot of things in this world?  Often our answer depends on the context of the question.  Sometimes the answer depends on who you ask since it may only be an opinion or a feeling. ... Read more
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BYOD Policies – More than an IT Issue Part 5: Trust Model

#BYOD or Bring Your Own Device has moved from trend to an permanent fixture in today's corporate IT infrastructure. It is not strictly an IT issue however. Many groups within an organization need to be involved as they grapple with the risk of... Read more
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The Problem with Consumer Cloud Services...

…is that they're consumer #cloud services. While we're all focused heavily on the challenges of managing BYOD in the enterprise, we should not overlook or understate the impact of consumer-grade services within the enterprise. Just as... Read more
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BYOD and the Death of the DMZ

#BYOD #infosec It's context that counts, not corporate connections. BYOD remains a topic of interest as organizations grapple not only technologically with the trend but politically, as well. There are dire warnings that refusing to support... Read more
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The BYOD That is Real.

Not too long ago I wrote about VDI and BYOD, and how their hype cycles were impacting IT. In that article I was pretty dismissive of the corporate-wide democratization of IT through BYOD, and I stand by that. Internally, it is just not a realistic... Read more
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VMworld2012: VMware View Single Namespace

I catch up with F5 SE Scott Friedman to whiteboard and discuss F5's Single Namespace solution for VMware View.  Only 1 URL to remember and let BIG-IP make the decisions. ps Read more
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VMworld2012: VMware View Username Persistence

I hang with F5 Systems Engineer Joe Hermes for a cool demo showing the Username Persistence solution, which allows users to continue their VMware View session across devices. Pretty cool stuff, perfect for BYOD and an F5 exclusive. Apologies for... Read more
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Hype Cycles, VDI, and BYOD

Survive the hype. Get real benefits. #F5 #BYOD #VDI An interesting thing is occurring in the spaces of Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) that is subtle, and while not generally part of the technology hype cycle,... Read more
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Drama in the Cloud: Coming to a Security Theatre Near You

#mobile #infosec #gdi Conflicting messages from various trends are confusing … should you care about the client end-point or not? On the one hand, cloud: "Another key enabling factor for enterprise mobility is the cloud based delivery... Read more
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Cloud Security: It’s All About (Extreme Elastic) Control

#iam #infosec #cloud #mobile Whether controlling access by users or flows of data, control is common theme to securing “the cloud” The proliferation of mobile devices along with the adoption of hybrid cloud architectures that integrate black-box... Read more
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Invasion of Privacy - Mobile App Infographic Style

Couple blogs/weeks ago, I posted What’s in Your Smartphone? covering the recent Nielsen report, State of the Appnation – A Year of Change and Growth in U.S. Smartphones.   According to the study, 70% (last year) and 73% (this year)... Read more
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What’s in Your Smartphone?

Typical smartphone owners have an average of 41 apps per device, 9 more than they had last year according to the recent Nielsen report, State of the Appnation – A Year of Change and Growth in U.S. Smartphones.  Also last year, less than 40%... Read more
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DevCentral Top5 04/14/2012

Given the time and my unabashed geekery for all things comic related, especially Batman-esque, I feel the burning need to make some sort of "Dark Knight" joke here, but I'll refrain. That kind of thing would drive readers batty, and... Read more
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BYOD–The Hottest Trend or Just the Hottest Term

It goes by many names: ‘Bring Your Own Danger’, ‘Bring Your Own Disaster’ and what most people call ‘Bring Your Own Device’ and everyone it seems is writing, talking and surveying about BYOD.  What used to be inconceivable, using your own... Read more
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Blitzkrieg and VDI Edge Protection.

By now, everyone even vaguely familiar with information security knows the military maxim of blitzkrieg – burst through the hardened defense at a single point and then rush pell-mell to the rear where the soft underbelly of any static army lies... Read more
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New Year, Fewer Predictions

After a couple of weeks of vacation, some minor oral surgery, a birthday, and my five year anniversary at F5 Networks (has it really been that long?), I’m back to annoy or please you some more. Our holidays were acceptable, and here’s hoping all... Read more
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IT is not Ala Carte’. Or is it?

There  has been a lot written about “IT Democratization” and how it will change the world. To some extent that is true, and I’ve previously encouraged IT management to support the process. But listening to those who see a “Bright new future”... Read more
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It Is Not What The Market Is Doing, But What You Are.

We spend an obsessive amount of time looking at the market and trying to lean toward accepted technologies. Seriously, when I was in IT management, there were an inordinate number of discussions about the state of market X or Y. While these... Read more
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A Digital Poltergeist On Your Television

I love starting blogs with, ‘Remember when…’ and this is no different.  Remember when, we used to receive our television programming over the air via an antenna?  Many still do but the days of seeing a huge pointy metal object perched on... Read more
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The New Wallet: Is it Dumb to Carry a Smartphone?

When I was a teenager, I used to have one of those cool nylon surfer wallets with the Velcro close, you remember those don’t ya?  While pumping diesel (had a VW Rabbit) one day at an old Gulf station, I left the wallet on top of the car and... Read more
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