Category: Network Security

Add Security to Fintech Services, the Modern Way

Wouldn’t you know it. Just as demand for mobile fintech services explodes, the familiar and unwelcome sight of security weaknesses rears its ugly head.  The constant demand for robust, secure services would be discouraging, if all we had to work with were traditional development models and tools. The good news: developers now have a boatload of new infrastructure frameworks, models, practices and tools that make security an efficient and integral part of application development. Saying Goodbye to Old Security Habits The traditional way to secure applications is to engage the QA process at the end of production. That’s when time pressures to release the app are the greatest, and it’s usually too late to make significant changes. When changes are […]

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How CI And CD Can Boost Your Efficiency, Revenue, And More

Continuous integration (CI) and continuous deployment (CD) are powerful strategies that your software team needs to adopt, if it hasn’t currently already. How would you like a simple, low-cost path to a smoother release cycle, a better relationship with your end users, and higher profits?  Well, that’s precisely what’s on offer when you adopt and pair continuous integration and continuous deployment. What’s Continuous Integration (CI)? We’ll start by explaining CI and its advantages before moving on to a discussion of CD.  Continuous integration is exactly what you’d expect those two words to break down into from a coding perspective.  All of the team’s coders submit their separate bits of project code into a centralized server.  This server then integrates the […]

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Should I use a service provider? Or, should I use a Data Center?

If you’re reading this, you have already identified the need for data center “space.” The question that should continue to be asked is “Can I justify this?” at every step along the way. You can choose to select a local data center, and sign a contract for a ½ CAB, Full CAB, or several CABs of space. The data center will provide you with empty cabinet space, power, and connectivity. Most data centers can rack, and connect your equipment (for a fee). You are responsible for everything else. Before any device is racked, these questions should have already been addressed: What power do I need? 120V, or 208V? Do I need A/B Redundant Power, or a UPS (Uninterrupted Power Supply) What […]

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