The process of getting a piece of web content to the end user is actually quite complex - a lot of moving parts in the form of different software, different hardware, different levels of page complexity, network constraints and so on … all have to click together smoothly to make a web page appear. The fast, complete and personal content showing up on a phone or tablet takes a whole host of behind-the-scenes “magic” that just has to work.
On September the 15th, the Varnish Cache project released the fifth major version of Varnish, including one of its most anticipated features: HTTP/2 support, so it's time to look in more detail at what that really means for you.
Every single day the tech news is filled with stories about cybersecurity threats and failures. Despite these ominous warnings and daily reminders, enterprises are, according to new reports, surprisingly vulnerable and complacent. Juniper Networks’ report found that companies believe they are much more secure than they really are; Cisco’s midyear security report found that firms are up against increasingly sophisticated threats but often go to battle with outdated and unpatched security software; Akamai reported that DDoS attacks hit a 129 percent year-on-year increase. We’ve also put together our own white paper on security.
Since the dawn of the computer age, we have lived in both admiration and fear of hackers. The popular TV series, Mr Robot, is a popular culture paean to the hacker culture - which, along with a kind of networked-mayhem theme has long been “inspiring imaginations” (not necessarily a good thing).