Payments is an increasingly strategic area of focus for enterprises, impacting market expansion, customer experience, business model evolution and, ultimately, revenue growth. As the role of payments in business strategy continues to expand, enterprises need secure, reliable and scalable infrastructure to underpin their transaction acceptance and processing capabilities.
Stripe commissioned 451 Research to understand how large enterprise-scale merchants are thinking through their online payments infrastructure requirements. 451 Research surveyed 800 merchants across 8 countries, including a mix of business decision-makers from payments to finance to IT.
• 87% of mid- and large-sized businesses surveyed use the cloud as their dominant payments environment.
• Nearly two-thirds of respondents using the public cloud for payments have seen improvements in security, innovation and uptime, while nearly three in five cited improved scalability.
• Respondents using public-cloud-
Digital commerce is enabling businesses to rethink what they sell, how they sell, and where they sell. Fickle consumer and business buyers have come to expect an intuitive and instantaneous checkout process with multiple payment options. However, aging financial infrastructure and complex interdependencies between numerous parties make it difficult and expensive to accept payments online seamlessly and across markets and currencies.
Stripe meets these challenges with an API-based payments platform that abstracts away the complexities around payment gateways, acquiring banks, and credit card networks. To understand the impact of Stripe’s products on processing online payments, IDC interviewed Stripe customers and surveyed hundreds of organizations around the world about how they currently process and manage online payments.
• Many organizations are using Stripe as a foundational platform for their online businesses, with many of those also using Stripe Connect to run thei
Research in the SSL/TLS security market points to a growing need for securing web applications with high assurance certificates issued by a reputable Certification Authority (CA). The integrity of the CA and the extended services offered through a certificate management platform (CtaaS) can produce a truly secure IT environment for website transactions according to industry analysts, Frost & Sullivan, in their in-depth analysis, SSL/TLS Certificates Market, Finding the Business Model in an All Encrypt World. Organizations want to avoid the negative publicity associated with security breaches and customers want to be assured of data protection when making online transactions. In this condensed report, catch the highlights of current industry trends and the ever important need to secure your server with a reputable CA.
Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: Jan 01, 2013
Traditional security measures such as network firewalls are no longer enough to keep an enterprise secure. With Red Hat Enterprise Linux, security mechanisms are incorporated and applied at the core of every solution, and security is extended to include all the open source packages that make up Red Hat Enterprise Linux. As a result, customers experience a higher quality of service.
Security risks and breaches have become part of the daily landscape as companies and organizations of every size and in every vertical and industry announce that they have been compromised. In 2016 reported security breaches were up 40%, and this year is on pace to surpass that steep rise. Over the past year alone, there have been high-profile breaches in the gaming, financial services, hospitality, food service, consumer packaged goods, and retail sectors. Many of those breaches occurred due to vulnerabilities in applications and on websites. For example, this past April, the IRS announced a breach attributable to a tool designed to fetch data for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form.
Published By: Mimecast
Published Date: Oct 17, 2013
Macmillan Cancer Support has relied on Mimecast for robust
email security backed by a 100% anti-virus and 99% antispam SLA for a number of years. Mimecast’s Email Security solution has solved a spam issue that was seriously affecting Macmillan’s email system performance and creating a significant management burden for the charity’s IT department.
Both the speed of innovation and the uniqueness of cloud technology is
forcing security teams everywhere to rethink classic security concepts
and processes. In order to keep their cloud environment secure,
businesses are implementing new security strategies that address the
distributed nature of cloud infrastructure.
Security in the cloud involves policies, procedures, controls, and
technologies working together to protect your cloud resources, which
includes stored data, deployed applications, and more. But how do you
know which cloud service provider offers the best security services? And
what do you do if you’re working on improving security for a hybrid or
This ebook provides a security comparison across the three main public
cloud providers: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and
Google Cloud Platform (GCP). With insight from leading cloud experts,
we also analyze the differences between security in the cloud and
on-premises infrastructure, debunk
This whitepaper gives a broad overview of the ways in which Akamai can help organizations bolster the security of their Web-based assets, with capabilities ranging across the application, network, and DNS layers, as well as solutions focused on Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) mitigation and business continuity.
A fundamental people-process-technology transformation enables businesses to remain competitive in today’s innovation economy. Initiatives such as advanced security, fraud detection services, connected consumer Internet of Things (IoT) devices, augmented or virtual reality experience, machine and deep learning, and cognitively enabled applications drive superior business outcomes such as predictive marketing and maintenance. Superior business outcomes require businesses to consider IT a core competency. For IT, an agile, elastic, and scalable IT infrastructure forms the crucial underpinning for a superior service delivery model.
Dell EMC’s Intelligent Automation powered by Intel® Xeon® Platinum processor simplifies the management and maintenance of its PowerEdge server hardware. Designed to drive down the cost and resources associated with server lifecycle management, Intelligent Automation relies on integrated Dell Remote Access Controller(iDRAC) and OpenManage server management soft
All enterprises need to have mitigation solutions in place. Information security is vital in the workplace and DDoS has become more complex over time. Determine whether services are the best option for primary protection through this whitepaper.
Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: Jun 23, 2016
The Middleware Services Group within Information Technology Services (ITS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill needed a comprehensive, dynamic solution for frequent server provisioning requests and, in particular, managed servers. Without such a solution, the likelihood that users would employ outside vendors significantly increased. Use of outside vendors would potentially increase security concerns, present additional costs, and further complicate system administration. Moving to a fully-interoperable Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) offering, built on OpenShift Enterprise by Red Hat, has allowed the middleware services team to deliver a flexible development and hosting environment that has fostered innovation and increased peace of mind.
Its the start of a new year and amidst the countless predictions flooding the internet, one things for certain 2019 is shaping up to be the year of cloud adoption. Analysts are expecting that enterprise adoption of cloud will ramp up significantly, but with this migration and the continued adoption of mobile and IoT technologies, the attack surface is changing dramatically and this has major implications for security.
Fundamentally, security boundaries extend from on premises infrastructure to cloud service provider environments where perimeters no longer exist. Organizations cannot defend themselves with the same strategies and tactics that applied when it did. In this brave new world of cloud, IoT and mobile technology, organizations must be agile and shift, extend, and evolve their perimeter-based defense practices to those that are more robust. Further, a comprehensive defense in depth approach enables defense of high value assets amidst a more unpredictable cyber security landsca
Achieving and maintaining a high level of information security requires information security professionals with robust skills as well as organisational, technical and operational capabilities. The gap between intent and ability to be secure is evident in our sample of UK large enterprises. Deficient companies will only close that gap when they acquire the necessary capabilities. Some of these capabilities can be purchased as information security tools or application solutions, but it is more prudent for an organisation to consider acquiring these capabilities through a service arrangement with a dedicated security services partner.
Despite long-standing concerns captured in a myriad of surveys, security in the cloud has progressed to a more practical and achievable level.
The cloud represents a shared security responsibility model whereby that responsibility is split between the Cloud Service Provider and the cloud customer. For organisations moving some or all of their applications and data to the cloud, acceptance of this model clears the way to more thoughtful consideration for how security can and should be architected — from the ground up. As a result, IT and IT Security leaders now have a much clearer trajectory to support their business operations in the cloud in a secure manner.
The more you invest in an internet hybrid infrastructure, the more exposed you can be to internet events. At the internet infrastructure layer, this can mean unavailable destinations, poor performing paths and security events such as DDoS attacks. The fact is that there are thousands of internet events that happen every day and when it comes to DDoS attacks 97% of them happen at the infrastructure layer. You shouldn't rely on a single DNS service to protect you from all of these potential problems. Just like everything else in your IT architecture you should always have a backup plan.
How you implement a redundant DNS architecture is not a given. Watch this informative webinar and learn about different ways you can get the benefits of a hardened internet infrastructure layer that fits your existing and planned online architecture. Get insights and examples from our DNS experts on different key approaches.
Data breaches are bad for business, so every enterprise needs security. In the past this was expensive, because security products were designed for companies with deep pockets and teams of experts. But that's changed. New 'cloud based' services, such as those offered by Qualys, are fast to deploy, safe and easy to use. What's more they're even more affordable. With growing demands from customers and regulators for security, now is a good time to invest in security. Leading cloud-based security services deliver a professional level of security assurance in a form that fits the circumstances and pockets of small businesses.
Distributed cloud architectures will play an important role in Communication Service Providers’ network transformations. The distributed cloud will be made of numerous edge locations, from the customer premises to mobile base stations to central offices, each of which has its benefits and constraints. CSPs will need to consider attributes such as performance, availability, security, integration, and data and traffic volume to optimize the infrastructure for a myriad of workloads. Learn more about Heavy Reading’s survey results on CSPs adopting a distributed cloud strategy and delivering new services in this white paper.
Published By: Mimecast
Published Date: Apr 10, 2019
Email. It’s the number-one business application used by organizations. It’s also the number-one method used to execute cyberattacks, enabling malware delivery, phishing, impersonations, and the spread of threats that are already internal to your organization. In fact, 91 percent of all cyberattacks start with an email. And your organization can’t function for long without email. How many hours of email downtime can your organization comfortably live with? If email isn’t accessible due to an adverse incident like malicious intent, human error or technical failure, your organization would likely suffer.
The only way to get ahead of cybercriminals and to holistically protect your business is to adopt a new approach to email security. You need a multidimensional approach that brings together threat protection, adaptability, durability and recoverability in a single cloud-based service. You need to enable these four dimensions to truly provide cyber resilience for your email.
Small and midsize businesses (SMBs) need – and want – cybersecurity. However, with limited resources, they often have to look for outsourced solutions. ISPs are well positioned to address SMBs’ security needs with their ongoing IT relationships, established contacts, and billing connections. Security offerings can help providers improve subscriber engagement, drive incremental revenues, and increase service provider affinity.
This white paper will explore the following:
• SMB exposure on the internet, and unique challenges they face dealing with security threats
• How ISPs can help SMBs address their security exposure
• The market opportunity for SMB security, and how providers can build a business case
Published By: Veracode
Published Date: Oct 26, 2016
Web and mobile applications are now top attack vectors for cyber attackers, accounting for more than a third of data breaches. As a result, securing the application layer has now become a high priority for enterprises. Enterprise application security testing solutions for Web, native, cloud and mobile applications are key to this strategy.
In the latest Gartner 2015 Magic Quadrant for Application Security Testing, Veracode has been positioned as a Leader for the third year in a row based on our completeness of vision and ability to execute in the AST market.
Download the report for more on why Veracode's automated cloud-based service is in Gartner's “Leaders” quadrant.
The popularity of integration platform as a service (iPaaS) started with business users looking to gain control and share data among their proliferating SaaS apps?without needing IT intervention.
iPaaS was then adopted by IT to support business users to ensure security measures were being maintained and to provide more of a self-service environment. Now, iPaaS has evolved from a niche solution to taking a much bigger role:
Read this whitepaper to learn about:
Drivers for cloud integration
Five emerging uses cases for iPaaS that enable better responsiveness, APIs, event-driven capabilities, human workflows, and data analysis
Questions to ask when evaluating your current solution
Published By: Turbonomic
Published Date: Jul 05, 2018
The hybrid cloud has been heralded as a promising IT operational model enabling enterprises to maintain security and control over the infrastructure on which their applications run. At the same time, it promises to maximize ROI from their local data center and leverage public cloud infrastructure for an occasional demand spike.
Public clouds are relatively new in the IT landscape and their adoption has accelerated over the last few years with multiple vendors now offering solutions as well as improved on-ramps for workloads to ease the adoption of a hybrid cloud model.
With these advances and the ability to choose between a local data center and multiple public cloud offerings, one fundamental question must still be answered: What, when and where to run workloads to assure performance while maximizing efficiency?
In this whitepaper, we explore some of the players in Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and hybrid cloud, the challenges surrounding effective implementation, and how to iden
If you’re dealing with the high cost and complexities of
delivering reliable wide area connectivity over traditional
carrier-based networks, you’re probably considering
some form of software-defined wide area networking
(SD-WAN). With the variety of constraints that you face,
selecting the right SD-WAN solution for your enterprise
may require a few compromises. Security, however,
should not be one of them.
There are various models for combining SD-WAN and
network security, but only one that can truly be called
“secure SD-WAN.” Fortinet, the most trusted name
in network security, has leveraged its industry-leading
FortiGate Next Generation Firewall (NGFW) to deliver
integrated best-of-breed SD-WAN capabilities. Powered
by the new FortiOS 6.0 operating system, SD-WANenabled
FortiGate solutions provide the right level of
service for every application, while ensuring effective
protection from advanced evolving threats across your