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The activereach blog offers education and inspiration in #security, #collaboration and #connectivity. Our aim is to share vital knowledge with business professionals across all functions – so that they can understand the impact of emerging technology trends and gain insight into how these could be adopted in their organisations.

All content is our own, created by our salesteam, support engineers, tech consultants, and directors. We also pick the best of our technology partners’ blogs, re-published with their kind permission. Opinions expressed are the authors’ own. Comments gratefully received at marketing@activereach.net.

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Recursive DNS – Does Your Organization Have A Security Blind Spot?

This month we share another blog from our technology partner Akamai on the topic of recursive DNS. Targeted threats such as malware, ransomware, data exfiltration, and phishing are increasing in volume yet many organizations have a blind spot when it comes to the Domain Name System (DNS).

Although every action on the Internet relies on recursive DNS, many security organizations fail to install corresponding safeguards.

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How Ticketmaster Made Online Ticket Buying History With Undetected Web App Breach

Lorna Fimia

Global entertainment ticketing service Ticketmaster recently suffered a massive breach in security that resulted in nearly 40,000 customer credentials being taken over the course of a few months, from various countries including the UK.  The case generated a lot of press, increasing the worries of the general public and leaving some customers looking for compensation.

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Heading Off For The Summer? Beware DDoS And Web Attacks

Akamai, coined as the world’s largest and most trusted cloud delivery platform, is the leading content delivery network (CDN) services provider for media and software delivery. Every quarter, Akamai publishes a report on the State of the Internet. This summer, their web attacks report looks into various areas such as the number and type of DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attacks through recent months and credential abuse attackers.

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Do SD-WANs Offer More Than A Pipe Dream?

Andy Powell

Are SD-WANs a real benefit for businesses?

Ten years ago, WANs based on MPLS were sold on the basis of saving customers from the complexity of Internet VPNs. Network providers promised simplicity, security, agility, and efficiency. Today, WANs based on Software-Defined Networking techniques (SD-WANs) are being promoted as being able to solve the inherent complexity in MPLS networks.

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Zero Trust – Are VPNs A Thing Of The Past?

In a business world that is facing an ever-increasing and intensifying threat landscape, enterprises must re-evaluate their current perimeter security approach. This month we are sharing a blog from one of the pioneers of the “Zero Trust” mentality, Akamai. We take a look at how VPNs are out of date and why we should all be adopting the ‘never trust, always verify’

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Artificial Intelligence in the Contact Centre – A Webinar Not To Be Missed!

Oliver Sears

On Thursday 10th May, activereach hosted a webinar alongside its technology partner, Enghouse Interactive. The hot topic being discussed was how artificial intelligence (AI) and virtual assistants are being used to enrich the customer experience and their developing role within Contact Centres. It’s a topic that I feel really passionate about!

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