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Top 5 IT Network and Security Predictions for 2022

Welcome to 2022, a year which promises to be full of turbulence with the pandemic still ongoing and organizations forced to adopt hybrid working models. Network security and privacy will no doubt be top of mind across all verticals, especially with users needing to access critical apps, services and data when working either on-premise or remotely. Risk limitation of IoT will also be essential as the number of devices grows exponentially driven by 5G, and smart cost-effective solutions for managing...

Ansible & DDI Automation: Connecting Compute and Network Teams

Ansible as a solid automation foundation Ansible is a great open source software for managing server fleets with regards to their installation and configuration. With Ansible able to exchange with a DDI solution (DNS, DHCP and IPAM), the compute teams can use automation to keep the global repository up to date, and use it for all the valuable data in the IP plan and associated metadata. This collaboration between DDI and Ansible raises automation of compute resources and helps ops...

A Modern DDI Solution Enables Successful Partnerships Between NetOps and SecOps

​​This week’s blog comes courtesy of guest author Shamus McGillicuddy (VP of Research at EMA), a leading industry analyst covering enterprise network technology. Network operations (NetOps) and security operations (SecOps) teams have increased collaboration in more than 75% of enterprises, according to new research by Enterprise Management Associates (EMA). Digital transformation is a significant driver of this collaboration. About four out of five enterprises reported that NetSecOps collaboration is in response to public cloud adoption, work-from-anywhere initiatives, data center modernization,...

How to Enhance Threat Intelligence with Newly Observed Domains

Domain names life cycle… Domain names are used as a way to abstract the location of the related application or service and hide its IP address to the user. It is much easier to remember a meaningful name than a meaningless IP address, particularly when it comes to IPv6 addresses. Before anything, one needs to register the new domain name in a Domain Name Registrar. This corresponds to reserving the name so no one else can use it from then...

Simplify Management of DNS Services with DNS Cloud Extension to Azure DNS Zones

Hardening your DNS infrastructure Securing your Internet visibility at a global scale is easily achieved using Public Cloud DNS Services. To avoid Public Cloud vendor lock-in you need a solution that will simplify and unify the management of your public DNS Zones while hardening security. EfficientIP DNS Cloud does just that and more. DNS Servers deliver critical services to your organization but they are exposed to attacks from the Internet. In the IDC 2021 Global DNS Threat Report, 76% of...

Improving Operational Efficiency with DDI Automation & Event Forwarding

The DDI (DNS-DHCP-IPAM) solution is the central point for any IP related information you have on your network, so being able to automatically inform other IT components about any modifications is a must. SOLIDserver proposes such a webhook feature, which we call “Event Forwarding”. It reinforces the central position of the DDI, and in particular the IPAM, for the whole ecosystem, complementing our rich SOLIDserver API engine for automation from the peering tools in order to enhance security, visibility, compliance...

Automating Security Compliance with SOLIDServer IPAM and Tufin Integration

You can’t secure what you don’t know As we know at EfficientIP, managing security of the IP Infrastructure nowadays is challenging. The move to cloud, deployment of SD-WAN networks and Zero Trust requirements increase complexity by adding new devices and configuration processes. Users are more ubiquitous, application deployment more frequent, hybrid cloud deployments present in most enterprises while threats have never been stronger. This is why we developed our SOLIDserver solution around our IPAM.Tufin is a leading vendor in the...

SD-WAN: How DDI Simplifies Deployment and Operations

SD-WAN was born as Enterprises needed cheaper bandwidth and more nimble ways of deploying and operating WAN networks especially with the requirements of Digital Transformation. Although SD-WAN delivers on its promises, most solutions on the market do not fulfill all the services that were rendered by traditional MPLS services, like for instance IP Address Management (IPAM). While providing some subsets of its features, SD-WAN solutions lack Integrated DDI (DNS-DHCP-IPAM) as a whole, especially DNS services. And while SD-WAN is protocol...

3 DDI Ways to Improve your Network Automation Journey

When tasked with rolling out new network automation infrastructure in hundreds or even thousands of retail stores to support the digital transformation initiative of his company, imagine what the Infrastructure Director of a worldwide retail brand has to plan for. The DDI (DNS-DHCP-IPAM) components would likely come last or even not be considered at all. In addition to the design of the new network infrastructure matching the Digital Transformation goals, the technical assessment of the readiness of each site, the...

SOLIDserver 7.3: Boosting Network Automation, Security and Control

Release 7.3 of SOLIDserver builds on the importance of the centralized IP Source of Truth data repository and open APIs to boost automation capabilities of DDI. With a focus on simplifying network management and easy ecosystem integration, the new functionalities introduced bring enhanced visibility over infrastructure resources and users, helping improve operational efficiency and control while strengthening security. The main features introduced with Release 7.3 include the following: 1) Network Identity Manager for Enriched IT Automation With Identity Manager, the...

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