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Best Practices for Disaster-Resilient Application Infrastructure

by Craig Risi on Tips and Tricks • January 18, 2022

Websites and applications should be designed to be functional, high-performance, and resilient to common and uncommon disasters. Despite your best plans, it’s inevitable that events will conspire to interrupt the smooth operation of your systems. For businesses that depend on software and web services, disasters can have a massive financial impact, making it critical for IT teams to do everything possible to avoid or mitigate them. The way your applications respond to disaster incidents is a good indication of the overall quality of your architecture and code. Today, we will share some tips that should help you and your team build an application infrastructure that is resilient against even the worst disasters.

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5 MINUTES

How Does Threat Intelligence Work?

by Iwan Price-Evans on Security • January 5, 2022

The software and web industries speak a lot about security and the ability to handle security threats intelligently. In a landscape where security is becoming increasingly complex in nature, it's important that those running websites, applications, and APIs in production have visibility of the threats their organizations are facing and how best to mitigate those threats. Threat intelligence can help achieve this, but how does it work and how should security teams integrate a threat intelligence solution into their toolchain?

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3 MINUTES

Using Machine Learning For Better Threat Intelligence

by Iwan Price-Evans on Security • December 16, 2021

Organizations are operating digital infrastructure at a scale never seen before. This scale is producing enormous volumes of threat data from multiple sources, which requires processing across millions of lines of input on a daily basis. Many businesses and security teams are looking to machine learning (ML) to try to make sense of all the data. In particular, if ML technology can help them to identify threats and respond to them faster and more accurately than a team of human experts doing the work manually, it would provide a significant upgrade to cybersecurity.  In this article, we look at the different ways that a machine learning engine, such as the one built into Snapt’s NovaSense threat intelligence platform, can help security teams to make critical decisions.

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3 MINUTES

Threat Intelligence vs Log4j

by Dave Blakey on Security • December 14, 2021

As many of you will already know, the Log4j vulnerability has been making waves in the industry. We put out a post last week on how we mitigate the attack (read more on CVE-2021-44228) but something we haven't spoken about is how effective our threat intelligence platform has been at preventing the attack, and the insights from a platform like NovaSense.

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3 MINUTES

Snapt saves retailers from losing sales during Black Friday

by Iwan Price-Evans on Press Releases • November 26, 2021

Tech innovator Snapt helps retailers stay online during the most important sales day of the year by ensuring that websites, applications, and services remain online, secure, and function as fast as possible. San Francisco, Cal. — With the most significant sales of the year happening right after Thanksgiving, Black Friday is the most critical day in the holiday shopping season for retailers. As retail businesses increasingly move focus to online sales, all parts of the sales process must function correctly during the year's biggest sales event—including online offerings. However, Black Fridays past have seen even large retailers like Costco, J.Crew, Walmart, and Lululemon experience issues with their online retail websites, unprepared to meet the surge of online traffic.

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8 MINUTES

Understanding Threat Intelligence Use Cases

by Dave Blakey on Security • November 24, 2021

We've spoken recently about threat intelligence and the role it plays in protecting organizations, platform infrastructure, data, and transactions from various cyber threats. However, it is important to understand the particular use cases, so you can apply threat intelligence to solve specific security challenges in your organization. 

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9 MINUTES

How To Develop A Great Web Strategy

by James Marx on Tips and Tricks • November 8, 2021

For your business to thrive, you need to have a web presence. Obviously. The strategy you use to achieve this will determine your success. Get it right, and you could expand your business significantly. Get it wrong, and you could be stuck with vendors, technologies, processes, and outcomes that don’t work for you.

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