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Website Load Testing Services: Remove Online Roadblocks

In this series on Web Performance Holiday Readiness, our experts will provide tips & tricks, advice and best practices to help you gear up for online success.  Kicking it off,  Neustar’s Justin Howe provides insight on the values of load testing to remove online roadblocks. We’ve all experienced it—that moment when you have ten minutes to get […]

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What do you mean my password isn’t strong enough?

Everyone has, at one point or another, been asked to create a password only to be told that the password is not strong enough or “the password does not meet complexity requirements”. The continued advancement of technology has enabled computers to crunch numbers faster and faster, in turn, making it easier for hackers to identify […]

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IPv6 – State of the Internet

With the growth of the Internet predicted to quadruple by 2015, IPv6 addressing is absolutely necessary for providers and organizations. IPv6 provides promise for sustaining our ever-increasing rate of Internet expansion. Current statistics show that the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN) has only 40 million addresses remaining available for assignment while Réseaux IP Européens […]

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The Pros & Cons of Implementing Single Sign-On

INTRODUCTION TO SINGLE SIGN-ON Whether you are at home “surfing” the Internet or at the office, the ability to sign into services with one login — Single Sign-On — has become an important part of life in today’s online world. However, many people don’t realize what it really is and what the options are for implementing […]

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As Technology Evolves – Time and Expertise are a Constant Challenge

Every organization faces complex information technology (IT) challenges, including reduced budgets, lack of time and insufficient IT staff to meet critical deadlines. As a professional services engineer at Neustar, lack of time and expertise are the most common challenges that our clients raise when they seek our assistance. Often, it seems as if there are never […]

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Security and Reliability: A Closer Look at Penetration Testing

As noted in my first article of this series, security and reliability encompass holistic network assessments, vulnerability assessments and penetration testing. This month I’d like to go deeper into penetration testing; however, first, let’s go back for a quick refresh before getting started. There are three broad steps any organization can take with respect to security and […]

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Key Performance Indicators for Services Groups in Product Companies – Part 3 of 3

Welcome back to the final installment on key performance indicators for Professional Services. In the last article on Key Performance Indicators , we discussed the two more of the six KPIs that I have found strike the right balance.  This week, I would like to dive in to the final two – margin and customer […]

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Best Practices for Successful Load Testing

Whether using Neustar Professional Services Full Service Load Testing or going it alone, load testing requires a good deal of planning and forethought. Many items need to be taken into consideration to maximize effectiveness. To that end, the testing process should occur over the course of several weeks to allow for careful planning, test execution […]

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Key Performance Indicators for Services Groups in Product Companies – Part 2 of 3

Welcome back to this next installment on key performance indicators (KPIs) for Professional Services. In the last article on Key Performance Indicators, we discussed the first two of six that I have found to strike the right balance.   This week, I would like to discuss two more KPIs that I have not only leveraged, but […]

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Social Engineering – Five Best Practices for Defending Yourself

As you start reviewing your security strategies in 2013 and implementing new processes and procedures, I highly recommend you review your policies related to social engineering, which is a non-technical kind of intrusion that relies on human interaction and involves tricking people into breaking normal security policies.  There are many easy and inexpensive steps that […]

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