Capital One offers financial products and services to consumers, small businesses and commercial clients. The company needed to modernize their branch and WAN infrastructure for retail banking operations. They wanted to ensure their branch-to-branch and internal branch connectivity, including guest WiFi services, were reliable and secure. Guest WiFi availability had evolved from simply allowing customers to browse the web and social media, to becoming a business-critical service that needed to be secure, reliable and always available.
Sensor, telematics and actuator technologies are developing at an unprecedented rate. This trend is due, in large part, to the exponential growth of IoT, and increased sensor accuracy, reduced size, cost and the ability to detect and measure things that weren’t previously possible.
The recent surge in cryptomining is providing cyber criminals with more vectors to attack, at the expense of legitimate users. This year has seen a huge increase in the deployment of numerous malwares, with cryptominers as primary or secondary payloads.
Telecom carriers are uniformly seeking ways to broaden their connectivity services for enterprise customers. One motivation is to offset MPLS revenues, which are essentially flat and are expected to decline over the next few years. Broadband and wireless connectivity services are growing fast, with no sign of abating, but revenue from vanilla broadband is much less profitable than MPLS.