Symantec is one of the most well-respected internet security companies in the world, and according to their 2016 Internet Security Threat Report, more than 1 million cyber-attacks occurred during 2015 on a DAILY basis. Although that number is alarming in itself, what is truly scary is that a large number of these attacks occurred due to Wi-Fi security concerns.
Ever since the South African Ministry of Telecommunications and Postal Services published its National Integrated ICT Policy White Paper last year the buzzword on everyone’s lips has “Open Access Network”. But what exactly is an Open Access Network, and how will it change the way we as South African web users interact with the internet?
The internet industry is possibly one of the fastest and most innovative in the world and because of this it is always on the lookout for processes that do things a little better, smarter, cheaper and more efficiently. One of these innovations is Software-Defined Networking, or SDN for short.
Simply put, SDN transforms a network infrastructure into an adaptable, programmable resource that operates under a centralised control function. This should result in a network that offers: