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R.I.P Barnaby Jack!

It's sad to hear that Barnaby Jack passed away just 35 years old. He was found dead in his apartment in San Francisco on the 25th of July.   BJ was to me special in many ways and a person I happily followed in his works as a security... Read more
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Keeping the data flowing in this mobile world

It seems to me that you cannot check any technology news website these days without being bombarded by news about mobility, bring your own device (BYOD) and the arrival of 4G networks, bringing superfast internet access to millions of mobile... Read more
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Personal data management - whose data is it anyway?

IT Pro in the UK recently reported that Gartner is calling for tighter control over personal data management. We all know we should keep our personal and professional data separate and that we need to take the necessary measures to secure... Read more
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Firewalls for mobile networks - securing the future of communications

With the move towards 4G and LTE, many consumers have been unaware of the network risks that could slip into the mobile networks that they use every day. Mobile operators on the other hand are quite rightly concerned that the transition to IP... Read more
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The Growth of the UK’s Government Digital Service (GDS)

The growth of the Government Digital Service (GDS) has been of great interest, and despite rumblings of concern from some quarters in government they are getting things done quickly and bringing some new ideas to the challenges of agile public... Read more
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The BYOD dilemma for financial firms

We have spoken a lot about BYOD on DevCentral, but it continues to be a significant issue for countless businesses! Financial firms in particular are, understandably, grappling with the trials of enabling flexible, mobile working whilst protecting... Read more
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F5's 2013 EMEA Agility Conference

F5's Annual EMEA Agility Conference, this year taking us to sunny Monte Carlo, has now come and gone. While I have not brought the sun back with me to England, I can say I've brought back some great memories. There was a buzz all... Read more
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Mobility and the modern CIO

I’d been looking forwards to John Matthews, F5’s VP of IT and CIO, presenting.  For his insight?  Because, in his role, he is the F5er that is most like a customer and his content is therefore likely to be very relevant?  Yes to... Read more
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A brief history of (F5) time

John McAdam, F5’s CEO and Chairman, was the first keynote speaker at Agility 2013.  He talked about the history of the company, much of which is known, but drew attention in particular to a couple of items; the LineRate acquisition, whose... Read more
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500 people, from 37 countries

I’ve been at F5 for a few years now and each year our annual Agility conference gets bigger and better. This year, we’re in Monaco.  Guaranteed sunshine and a playboy atmosphere, not to say remarkably expensive beer (€11!!!!).  I’ll be... Read more
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How was it for you? - Delivering good experience for the always-on customer

It’s an undeniable fact that customers are increasingly connecting to services with expectations of an always-on, anytime, anywhere accessibility. There is a massive opportunity for businesses to engage more frequently with a switched on and... Read more
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RIP SMS

Informa recently reported that the number of messages sent using free chat apps like 'WhatsApp' has overtaken the number of traditional paid-for SMS messages sent. The BBC revealed that according to Ovum, more than £15bn of SMS... Read more
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Plan for the war, not the for battle: managing mobile devices

Ancient Chinese General Sun Tzu's relevance to Internet Security continues to impress me. Famous for his documented military tactics in ‘The art of War', Tzu stated, “Know thine enemy and know thy self; in a hundred battles, you... Read more
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Network load-balancing: Failing at the speed of light

The way in which applications fail is not binary - either on or off in state. Applications can fail to deliver data quickly, accurately, securely or appropriately for the requesting device. Network load balancing alone delivers no protection... Read more
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Deriving intelligence from a series of tubes

When EE rolled out 4G in the UK, they commissioned Brendan Dawes to create a series of digital portraits to represent 11 cities across the country. He studied people, what they do and how they communicate to produce digital snapshots of the... Read more
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Big data is booming, but context is king

The big data phenomenon is something that we at F5 Networks have been banging on about for a while now – after all the network plays such a vital role in ensuring businesses really get the most out of big data by letting that information flow... Read more
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Infosecurity Europe 2013 - Interview with F5's Tim Hearn

F5 Sales Director, Tim Hearn, takes a seat to discuss working in the Public Sector. Read more
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Infosecurity Europe 2013 - chat with Cenzic's Stephen Bishop

Stephen Bishop from Cenzic stopped by our stand at Infosecurity Europe 2013. We grab a few minutes of his time to talk about the F5/Cnezic partnership and our awesome joint solution. Read more
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Infosecurity Europe 2013 - Security discussion with JJ

Taking 5 minutes to talk with F5 Security Solution Architect, Joakim Sundberg (JJ), at Infosecurity Europe 2013 in London. Read more
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Value-added strategic partnerships: increase efficiency through manageability

In today's interconnected and globalized world, it is more important than ever that IT infrastructure components interact to optimise the data centre. There is good business logic for this; better usage and collaboration means operating and... Read more
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Are more businesses turning their back on BYOD?

BYOD and working flexibly are vital tenets of many modern businesses, but there’s no denying that both are still viewed with a certain scepticism in some quarters. You only need to look as far as Yahoo’s decision to ban working from... Read more
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'Going postal' in the age of the Internet

I check my post once a month. The post box, like for most people, is at the front of my house. But my driveway and daily entry/exit is at the rear of the house. Consequently, going to the letter box is a planned event. I know this makes me sound a... Read more
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Infosec 2013 - Businesses Unprepared for DNS Reflection Threat, Despite Biggest Attack in History

Further to my previous posts on DDoS attacks (and particularly the recent Spamhaus attack), we thought that Infosec 2013 would offer the perfect audience from which to gauge whether businesses are prepared for and even... Read more
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The Spamhaus attack – now for the aftershock

In retrospect it is not too surprising that the Spamhaus attack would provoke a response... and here it is. Today, Sven Olof Kamphuis was arrested in Barcelona by an operation orchestrated by Eurojust, The European Judicial Cooperation Unit. He... Read more
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Infosec 2013 – The BYOD Discussion Continues

This week at Infosec has been a great opportunity to talk to fellow security experts and businesses alike and it’s no surprise that BYOD has remained top of the agenda. In fact, our survey of 120 attendees during the first day of the event... Read more
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