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Tailscale SSH Launches in Beta to Replace SSH Keys

Tailscale SSH, which simplifies authentication and authorization by replacing SSH keys with the Tailscale identity of any machine. A Secure Shell or SSH key is an access credential in the SSH.COM. Tailscale gives each server and user device its own identity and node key for authenticating and encrypting the Tailscale network connection and uses access control lists defined in code for authorizing connections, making it a natural extension for Tailscale to now manage access for SSH connections in your network. Removes the Pain “SSH is an everyday tool for developers, but managing SSH keys for a server isn’t so simple or secure,” said Tailscale Product Manager

Zero Trust Adoption: 4 Steps to Implementation Success

According to the Fortinet vArmour senior vice president. “This enables organizations to not have to in essence boil the ocean and try and adopt unilateral controls too quickly, but instead lock down their crown jewels and understand the relationships those assets have to address resilience planning in a phased approach.” One of the biggest mistakes we see when implementing zero trust is insufficient investing in visibility, observability, and analytics across the organization, Kuehn added. “Without visibility, companies are limited Continue reading

What Is Zero Trust Architecture?

Zero Trust Architecture (ZTA) builds on the foundational principles of zero trust security as defined by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in publication Ansible, Puppet, and Crowdstrike offer products that cover the entire spectrum of detecting and protecting endpoints within a corporate network. This would include everything from antivirus and antimalware to abnormal network activity monitoring. Microsoft, Trend Micro, and SentinelOne offer similar capabilities and made Gartner’s upper quadrant in their 2021 Endpoint Protection report. Wrap up Zero Trust Architecture The real answer to the question of what is zero trust architecture depends on your most important corporate assets. Any network design should also include consideration of the humans with access to those critical assets. Trust but verify applies to corporate employees as well as geopolitical relationships. Choosing the right vendors and partners to meet your specific objectives will help you implement a solid Zero Trust Architecture. Once implemented it comes down to diligence and persistence. New threats pop up regularly and must be met with an adaptive security posture. Those who don’t adapt and change will be doomed to failure. The post What Is Zero Trust Architecture? appeared first on The New Stack.

A Look at Meta’s Low-Latency Metaverse Infrastructure

Tackling the challenge of providing fast, smooth, jitter-free gameplay with super low end-to-end latency, social media giant in a blog post Thursday. This low-latency gaming platform could also serve as the base Meta’s pending Metaverse, they asserted. Facebook launched its cloud gaming platform in 2020, providing users quick access to native Android and Windows mobile games across all the browsers. Along with high a volume of consumer access came a high volume of developer and engineering challenges. Network, Hosting, and Cluster Management The first step Meta took in providing low end-to-end latency was a physical one — to reduce the distance between the cloud gaming infrastructure and the players themselves. For this Meta used edge computing and deployed in edges that were close to large populations of players. The goal of edge computing is to “have a unified hosting environment to make sure we can run as many games as possible as smoothly as possible,” Meta engineers Xiaoxing Zhu wrote. The more edge computing sites, the lower the user latency. Continue reading

What Is Zero Trust Data Protection?

As cyberattacks continue to escalate; companies grow their use of tech services outside of their network perimeters and the government and other organizations work with ever more sensitive personal, corporate, and government data, there is increasing adoption of zero trust data protection. So, What Is Zero Trust Data Protection? Zero trust data protection is a security methodology that includes a framework of technologies and best practices that an organization needs to define and adopt across their IT environments over time, explained Steve Malone, Sumo Logic director of security product. “It’s the culmination of something that’s been happening in security over the last 20 years, which is the perimeter is not the point of enforcement anymore because of the way that technology works today.” Interest in operating in a zero trust data protection environment has gained plenty of interest in the last few years, according to Michael Gorelik,

The Future of Zero Trust in a Hybrid World

In the first article in this series, we discussed what zero trust security is and why it matters. In the second article in this series, we talked about the benefits of zero trust network access. In this third article installment, we will dive into using zero trust models within container security. In this fourth article, we will discuss the future of zero trust in a world that is increasingly remote.  While remote work originally appeared en masse as a Band-Aid fix for organizations to keep working during the COVID-19 pandemic, it is now decidedly here to stay. According to research from McKinsey shows that most executives no longer plan to have non-essential staff working on-site five days a week. And employees are happily abiding.

VMware to Be Acquired by Broadcom in a $61 Billion Deal

Chipmaker VMware, which was viewed as an acquisition target for server and chip makers looking to grow in the growing data center infrastructure market. The deal, valued at $61 billion, provides a new home for VMware, which is a software technology provider with decades-long partnerships with server and chip makers that include Nvidia, AMD and Intel. VMware has been a free agent for a good part of the last decade and has been bounced around between multiple owners. according to chip research firm IC Insights. Broadcom’s core business is around wireless, networking, cable modem and infrastructure components, which accounted for 73% of the $8.1 billion in Continue reading

3 Consul Service Mesh Myths Busted

Van Phan Van is a technical product marketing manager for Consul at HashiCorp. He has been in the infrastructure space for most of his career and loves learning about new technologies and getting his hands dirty. When not staring at this computer screen, he's sharing pictures of food to his wife's dismay. He lives in San Jose, California, with his wife and two young boys. Most infrastructure engineers have a good idea what Terraform does, and those who care about security likely know about HashiCorp Vault, but what about popular open source networking tool back in 2014, it has grown into a much more comprehensive networking platform. So let’s take a look at three Consul capabilities you may have misconceptions about or not be taking full advantage of. Consul Bolsters Zero Trust Networking Ashher Syed Ashher is a product marketing leader at HashiCorp and is based in Austin, Texas. When he's Continue reading

Addressing the Challenges of Real-Time Data Sharing

While conventional data warehouses and data lakes have become common practice for analytics workloads, they don’t solve the broader enterprise problems of sharing real-time operational data among departments or across companies. This three-part series explores the challenges and solutions that arise when integrating business data across different applications, clouds and organizations in a modern IT stack. Part 1 highlights the challenges of real-time data sharing, discusses operational vs. analytical data, and legacy solutions and their limitations. Part 2 defines the real-time data mesh and discusses the key tenets for incorporating them into modern IT stacks. Part 3 focuses on what’s needed to effectively evaluate real-time data-sharing solutions. Canyon Spanning — The Foundational IT Challenge Tim Wagner Tim is the inventor of AWS Lambda and a former general manager of AWS Lambda and Amazon API Gateway services. He has also served as vice president of engineering at Coinbase, where he managed design, security and product management teams. Tim co-founded Vendia to help organizations of all sizes share data more effectively across clouds and companies, and he serves as its CEO. One of the most enduring and foundational challenges for IT professionals regardless of their organization’s size or industry is getting data Continue reading

What Is Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA)?

In the first article in this series, we discussed what zero trust security is and why it matters. In this article, we will take a deep dive into zero trust network access, how it works, and its benefits to the modern organization.   What Is Zero Trust Network Access? Zero Trust Network Access, or ZTNA, is a security solution that many IT departments and IT organizations use to ensure secure remote access to a range of data, applications, networks, and services within an organization. ZTNA is based on defined access control policies that clearly communicate who has access to what and for how long that access is granted. ZTNA is a gap-filler when it comes to secure remote access tools, methods, and technologies. VPNs or virtual private networks are different from zero trust network access because VPNs give access to an entire network rather than specific applications or data. As the remote workforce continues to take shape and many companies lean on it as a source of employee satisfaction and employer productivity. Zero trust network access is pertinent to keeping the right people in and the wrong people out of your organization’s systems. How Does Zero Trust Network Access Work Continue reading

Netlify CEO on Why Netlify Edge Functions Was Built on Deno

The web development platform Matt Biilmann. In an interview with The New Stack, he described how looking to the future inspired the vision for the company’s latest product. “As we’re building out our edge network and as we start seeing this category mature, with people building more complex projects in a variety of industries, I believed we’d see a new layer emerge where developers could easily write code that would run on the edge. In the beginning, we weren’t sure what that layer would look like or what it would do. We spent a lot of time investigating WebAssembly as the runtime mechanism but ultimately decided against it. In 2020, we moved our efforts from WASM to our own JavaScript-based edge runtime.” “The standard JS runtimes like Node.js aren’t really built to be run in a totally multitenant environment or unique process isolation, so we had to start building our own.” Matt Biilmann, Netlify CEO A year ago, Netlify’s first version of Edge Functions (named Edge Handlers at the Continue reading

Web3 Tools and Tipping Points: A Chat with Infura Co-Founder

E.G. Galano, who co-founded the company in 2016 and is now a key member of the Consensys product team. We also spoke about the growth of NFTs and blockchain apps over the past several years, and their potential moving forward. What Exactly Is Infura? To compare Infura to a Web 2.0 service, Galano said that it’s similar to a web host — except that while a web host actually holds user data, Infura is more like a gateway to that data. “There’s a public data set that you need to connect to, and pull from, and read from, and interact with when Continue reading

Handling Bursty Traffic in Real-Time Analytics Applications

Dhruba Borthakur Dhruba is CTO and co-founder of Rockset and is responsible for the company's technical direction. He was an engineer on the database team at Facebook, where he was the founding engineer of the RocksDB data store. Earlier at Yahoo, he was one of the founding engineers of the Hadoop Distributed File System. He was also a contributor to the open source Apache HBase project. Note: This post is the third in the series “can spike 10x during Black Friday. There are many other occasions where data traffic balloons suddenly. Halloween causes consumer social media apps to be inundated with photos. Major news events can set the markets afire with electronic trades. A meme can suddenly go viral among teenagers. In the old days of batch analytics, bursts of data traffic were easier to manage. Executives didn’t expect reports more than once a week nor dashboards to have up-to-the-minute data. Though some data Continue reading

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