The network monitoring teams can now tap into Internet-of-Things, software-level network, and cloud-based services to ensure maximum uptime and optimal network performance. However, adapting to these technologies would mean defining new practices for legacy architecture integration, reengineering the monitoring workflow, and evaluating the toolkit for enhancing comprehensive and layered network management.
As a vendor, understanding your bandwidth usage is an invaluable insight into how packages are distributed across your user base and how specific users have grown over a timeframe.
Azure Network Security Groups (NSG) are used to filter network traffic to and from resources in an Azure Virtual Network. If you’re coming from AWS-land, NSG’s combine Security Groups and NACL’s. Splunking NSG flow log data will give you access to detailed telemetry and analytics around network activity to & from your NSG's. If that doesn’t sound appealing to you yet, here are some of the many things you could Splunk with your network traffic logs from Azure.
Traditional network security includes protection against layer2 and layer3 spoofing attacks. Many security teams don’t realize it, but these threats are still relevant when running applications on a Kubernetes cluster in the cloud. You might be using a complex container network, but that doesn’t mean that simple spoofing attacks between pods aren’t possible. This matters because it dramatically increases the blast radius of compromised pods.
Here are the top statistics to help you build your Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA) business case.
Whether you’re trying to troubleshoot a problem, defend against attacks, or simply optimize your environment, event logs are your best source of information. More than that, not logging or ignoring your logs is like not checking your blindspot when you’re changing lanes—sooner or later you’re going to seriously regret it because the effects will be disastrous.
Detect and stop fake web crawlers using HAProxy Enterprise’s Verify Crawler add-on. How your website ranks on Google can have a substantial impact on the number of visitors you receive, which can ultimately make or break the success of your online business. To keep search results fresh, Google and other search engines deploy programs called web crawlers that scan and index the Internet at a regular interval, registering new and updated content.
Infrastructure is a complex and difficult concept for developers. When an issue occurs, where do you even begin to look? I’ve spent years of my life playing the “What looks like one but not like the other” game, wrestling with confirmation bias and hunting through haystacks of logs to find a clue to my hosted applications. This takes away from time spent improving my applications—and it isn’t fun.
A monitoring system is a shared tool. It’s useful for teams to operate from the same source of information, since subjective opinions can lead insights astray, especially when troubleshooting systems and network issues. You need a single source of truth. A monitoring dashboard with drill-down capability is a basic tool for any NOC staff. Often displayed on kiosks or wall-mounted in the Network Operations Center (NOC), dashboards let you know at a glance whether anything needs attention.