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June 14, 2018

About Paul Nicholson

Paul Nicholson brings 24 years of experience working with Internet and security companies in the U.S. and U.K. In his current position, Nicholson is responsible for global product marketing and strategy at San Jose, Calif.-based application networking and security leader A10 Networks. Prior to A10 Networks, Nicholson held various technical and management positions at Intel, Pandesic (the Internet company from Intel and SAP), Secure Computing, and various security start-ups.

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June 14, 2018

aFleX Tutorial

What is aFlex? aFleX is a scripting tool that is built into the Thunder Series Server Load Balancers. aFleX is based on a standard scripting language, TCL, enabling the load balancer to perform Layer 7 deep-packet inspection (DPI). Information in the header or data portion of the packet can then be erased, changed or manipulated as needed, or…

March 22, 2018

SSL Inspection is Imperative Under GDPR

The European Union (EU) is set to enact the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in just a couple of months, and now is the time for any organization that does business with residents of the EU to ensure they’re in compliance, lest they face heavy fines. GDPR is a set of mandatory regulations governing security…

March 13, 2018

GDPR to Put a High Price on Security Breaches

Security breaches are already costly; not just financially, but in terms of brand damage, customer dissatisfaction and downtime. For companies that do business with residents of the European Union (EU), the financial fallout from a security breach is about to get much more expensive. That’s why it’s imperative for organizations to get ready for GDPR…

October 30, 2017

Things That Go Bump in the Night (or in Encrypted Traffic)

Halloween is upon us. It’s the perfect time to grab your metaphorical flashlight and hunt down the ghosts and goblins (aka malware and threats) lurking in your network hidden by the shadows of encrypted traffic. According to industry experts, roughly 70 percent of internet traffic is encrypted. On the surface, that may not sound too…