Since the period when most governments started mandating lockdowns and encouraging social distancing at the beginning of 2020, many network operators, SaaS, OTT providers and CDNs have been reporting unprecedented spikes in traffic volumes and content demand. But what about the other side of the coin? If the demand for the Internet increased, did traffic […]
COVID19 proved to be a challenge for Internet Service Providers (ISPs). As countries began locking-down, consumer demand for the Internet surged, flooding the network pipelines. However, despite these challenges, the Internet managed maintain its strength.
As the COVID-19 continues to spread globally at alarming rates, governments and large companies alike are taking great preventative measures to slow the spread of the disease, such as by cancelling large events, limiting travel, and forcing employees to work from home. These initiatives are moving a large influx of people into the digital realm […]
It’s that time of year again. Another great year is over, and it is time to start making plans for an even better year to come. As we begin to map out our goals for the next 366 days, we thought it might be fun to look further into the future at the potential solutions […]
Back in 2010, before BENOCS, our founder along with a few other researchers presented the new challenges facing ISPs: CDNs/hyper-giants and their poorly mapped traffic. In that proposal, they opened the research community to a new idea: the prospect of creating a system that would be implemented in the ISP network, which would use the […]
DDoS attacks services are becoming so cheap and easy to use that even grandma can launch an attack. Are current protective measures enough?
There is no “I” in “team”, just like there is no “I” in “Netflow & SNMP”. It’s time to stop comparing Netflow and SNMP, and instead start talking about how well they work together when it comes to network monitoring.
Before 2014, Apple – one of the largest content generators on the web today – relied on external content delivery networks (CDNs), such as Akamai and Level 3, to deliver everything from music/video streaming to iOS updates. In 2014, Apple released their CDN as an effort to take control over the quality of their content […]
If you are living in Europe or doing business with European companies, you are probably already familiar with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which has been in effect since May 2018. However, what you may not know is how this law is actually administered. After all, a law is only as good as its […]
In the previous episodes, we mentioned that the internet demand is continuously growing, and the network infrastructure is no longer able to efficiently support the heavy traffic without costly upgrades and extensions. So far, we discussed the tools currently being used to support content delivery, why we think they are no longer efficient, and the […]