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Hackers and other attacks have become a major concern for businesses of all sizes. There are many reasons why your network could be taken out and rendered offline. Having your website down for even a few minutes can cause serious damage not only to your bottom line but also to your company's image. Consider that a well-designed website used by a medium-sized company that is taken offline thanks to outside forces will cost that company on average $5,000 USD a minute according to the well-respected Ponemon Institute. How can you avoid being one of the victims of this serious potential problem? According to recent research, the three most serious threats to networks are: Hackers Network infrastructure attack Natural disaster Threat #1: The Hacker Hackers have become a major concern for business of all sizes. Hackers have been able to penetrate even the most famous users' ... (more)

What Type of Traffic or Devices Can Be Load Balanced?

It is important to have a familiarity with the OSI 7 layer stack model when considering what type of traffic or devices can be load balanced. This knowledge is important because load balancing of traffic and, for that matter, devices is normally performed at Layer 2 (Data), Layer 4 (Transport) and Layer 7 (Application). It is also important to consider what information you require from your load balancers. For example, a business may need a health check on the performance of servers and applications, and/or information about server loading levels together with the ability to use ... (more)