Snapt Blog

6 MINUTES

The Role of ICT and the Tech Sector in Sustainability

by Iwan Price-Evans on Cloud • September 21, 2021
With climate change and resource shortages increasingly dangerous problems for our planet and society, it's important that we continue to increase efforts to live and work more sustainably. One of the key opportunities we have comes in the form of Information Communication Technologies (ICT) which are at the forefront of our technological innovation. The tech sector can play an important role in driving sustainability by enabling lower energy and resource use.
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4 MINUTES

Eliminate The Human Factor In Application Security

by Dave Blakey on Security • September 16, 2021
When it comes to online security, businesses make a lot of effort to ensure they have the right tools, firewalls, and settings in place to protect their applications from the dangerous threat of hackers, viruses, and DDoS attacks. However, the biggest security risk that is often not explored enough is the human factor.
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6 MINUTES

Best Practices for Edge Security

by Craig Risi on Security • September 7, 2021
In the corporate tech fight against security threats, there is perhaps no struggle more difficult than dealing with Edge Security. While companies can put in extensive security protocols and systems to protect much of their data, applications, and core data centers or cloud servers, monitoring the security of an entire organization and the people working for it is incredibly difficult.  
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8 MINUTES

Does your application infrastructure provide positive ROI?

by Mark Trent on Performance • September 1, 2021
With computing technology constantly evolving, many companies stuck with aging systems need to revisit their current setups and possibly replace them with modern ones that are compatible with the cloud-centric microservices of today. And while keeping up to date with the latest software trends seems like an obvious choice for a technically minded person, the truth is that for many large companies where software is not their primary concern, having to upgrade or replace existing systems is incredibly expensive.
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8 MINUTES

How We Increased HubSpot Website Performance and PageSpeed Score

by Iwan Price-Evans on Tips and Tricks • August 26, 2021
HubSpot is a great platform for sales and marketing teams. Unfortunately, the HubSpot CMS does little to help marketers and web developers to optimize their websites for a fast user experience, short page load times, and a good Google PageSpeed score. The CMS backend is relatively slow (with a server response time as high as 1.5 seconds), and exposes few native options for developers to improve on some of the biggest bottlenecks. We overcame the performance limitations of HubSpot's CMS backend by using our own product – Snapt Aria ADC – to accelerate the HubSpot website with automatic caching, minifying, compression, rewriting, and SSL offloading. We also replaced most of the HubSpot template and style framework with Tailwind CSS. Altogether, we took our PageSpeed score from 20 to 95.
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2 MINUTES

Snapt launches Nova 2 for improved user experience

by Iwan Price-Evans on Press Releases • August 24, 2021
Nova 2 brings a more responsive user interface, enhanced security, and clear real-time data for users of the next-gen cloud-based ADC.
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7 MINUTES

Best Practices for Application Data Protection and Fraud Prevention

by Mark Trent on Tips and Tricks • August 17, 2021
It should perhaps go without saying that software security is the number one threat facing many companies in this technological age. With data now the most important asset that companies own and need to protect, security is one area that you can ill afford to compromise on. For this reason, you must develop strategies for securing data specifically, over and above protecting the rest of your IT systems and code.
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3 MINUTES

Delivering the digital banking disruption

by Iwan Price-Evans on Security • August 10, 2021
Digital transformation is rapidly changing industries across the globe. Banking faces perhaps the biggest transformation of all. 
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5 MINUTES

Best Practices for Load Balancing Kubernetes Containers

by Craig Risi on Tips and Tricks • August 2, 2021
More organizations are using containers as a mechanism for driving their cloud-native applications. Some organizations have hundreds of small containers across many different servers in different development, test, and production environments. This can be tricky to manage, which is why companies have turned to Kubernetes for container orchestration. 
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