As 5G is rolled out globally, mobile carriers will benefit from significant revenue opportunities driven by growth in the mobile market, from better customer service to new 5G-enabled business models. However, the industry also recognises that 5G will dramatically raise the stakes for those who are tasked with ensuring the security and reliability of these networks.
As the demand for bandwidth continues to grow, the migration from 100G to 400G will be the next developmental step in data centre architecture. Research from Crehan Research Inc. shows that shipments of 10GbE and 40GbE data centre switches each declined in 2018, while 25GbE and 100GbE continued to grow significantly, signalling that we are now solidly in the 100/25GbE era.
A UDP flood is a type of volume based DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attack, where large numbers of UDP (User Datagram Protocol) packets are sent to a target server, limiting its ability to carry out its functions. UDP traffic doesn’t require a three-way handshake to make a connection like TCP (Transmission Control Protocol), it runs with lower overhead and is ideal to carry data that doesn’t need to be checked and rechecked, such as VoIP. This means it is easier for attackers to generate large traffic volumes with tools like Low Orbit Ion Cannon (LOIC) and UDP Unicorn.
There are many moving parts to a successful network security strategy, everything that makes a network a network such as e-mails, web requests and file transfers is a potential ‘route in’ for a security or compliancy issue. It’s important for those managing enterprise IT Systems to know everything about them, every bit of information is pertinent to ensuring a smoothly run operation.
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