What F5 Networks Can Teach about Data Security

The third millennium has ushered a new tech-intensive era in which businesses can’t stay afloat without going online. But online presence conceals new dangers and issues ignoring which may cost too much. Data theft, financial fraud, cyber-crime – these are just a few of the threats online businesses face in their daily activities. Simon Mosheshvili, Sr. VP of Latin American Operations at Digital Edge, analyzes the experience and best practices of F5 Networks, an IT company specializing in security, to show how companies may respond to the arising cyber-threats.

What F5 Networks Can Teach about Data Security
Basics of App Security
While millions of companies haste to launch their branded apps in the world of mobile app users, many of them forget that apps are the keys to their sensitive corporate and client data. That’s why it is imperative to equip all apps with advanced security measures and safeguards, including API protection, SSL visibility, and infrastructure protection measures. F5 Networks experts also note that businesses should take proper care about bot management in case they add any bots to their apps, and about granting users access without any additional risks.
Safety Precautions in the Use of Cloud Services   
The rise of SaaS solutions is understandable, given the convenience and flexibility of such IT platforms. During the process of migration to the cloud, companies should keep to all risk management procedures. F5 Networks provides assistance with tight integration of the tools companies already use in their CI/CD pipelines and the cross-platform cloud integration to allow their clients reap all the benefits of clouds, minimizing the risk of breaches at the same time.
Security Issues of VPN Connectivity  
Amid the global quarantine related to the COVID-19 pandemic, many businesses have moved their operations online, involving millions of workers into remote work. F5 Networks specialists warn about the risks associated with adding hundreds of new IP addresses to their VPN pools. The improper use of VPN may pose authentication risks to the company’s network, VPN appliance risks, and can cause an unwanted strain on the network bandwidth. Finally, it’s necessary to anticipate the endpoint risks, which are related to the users’ equipment.
If these security issues are considered, Simon Mosheshvili believes that companies will be better prepared to new realities of digital collaboration and remote work. So, it’s strongly advised that businesses anticipate cyber-security issues and get ready for them in advance instead of responding to the emerging problems with ill-thought solutions.

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